Teacher and students explore a different country each month by mapping their world travels on a classroom map. Each week is devoted to integrating another subject such as science, language arts, or mathematics into the lesson. In order to kick this up to a 21C lesson, why not actually connect with students from each of these countries using a free online service such as the ePals Global Community. Allow the students to communicate, collaborate, and share primary information about their culture with those from around the world. A lesson like this is concrete and real to the students, and it allows students to directly interact with other cultures and compare those cultures to their own.
Traveling World Ideas — www.lessonplanspage.com/SSMDTravelingWorldIdeas14.htm
Students will demonstrate global awareness by exploring different countries and their cultures.
Students will demonstrate communication and collaboration skills by actively participating in ePals Global Community. Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills when they differentiate between the countries and the cultures.
See Traveling the World rubric.