International Field Trip without Leaving the Building
The second graders helped create an international travel experience for first graders within our building.  Working in groups, second graders were assigned a country and conducted research.  There was a lot that went into the researching.  Students asked questions and located answers.  Students looked for information about language, clothing, food, holidays, the national flag and other interesting facts.  Their final projects consisted of a tri-fold display and salt dough maps.
Each project was put on display in the library to be shared with other students.  The first graders were issued a “passport”, which the kids filled out as they visited each country.  Having a passport keepsake makes learning about foreign lands even more fun for kids.