Monday, April 27, 2015
W is for World
In Grade Four we studied local geography.
In Grade Five - North America (with major focus on Canada!)
In Grade Six - South America
In Grade Seven - Europe and Africa
and by Grade Eight World Geography. The way I presented it that year was through economics. We looked at all the goods we use and where in the world they all come from. Then each student did a project on a product they use and all the people involved in its production.
We had projects on nail polish, cashews, jelly beans, and hemp to name a few.
We put pins into the world map where all our food came from and where the clothes we were wearing originated.
It was very illuminating.
We learned we are world citizens even if we have never left our own neighbourhood.
We learned that by the time we had arrived at school there were many people we had to thank for the food, clothes, transportation and gadgets we had used before 8:20 in the morning.
Now, that is something to think about.