5th Annual "Journey Around the World!"
Open House: May 29, 2014, 6:30-8:00 PM
Students, parents, faculty and staff will enjoy displays of student projects, music performances, an international museum, interactive art activities, refreshments and more! Ice Cream Sundae Sale ($2 each) to support the Dickson Art Program in the Cafeteria.
NEW THIS YEAR! Fundraiser Event with Ten Thousand Villages! Stop by the Cafeteria, where Fair Trade items will be sold. Handmade gifts and crafts from International Artisans will be available for purchase.
See tenthousandvillages.com for more information.
This is an annual school-wide, interdisciplinary project where students research and experience culture, history and geography of various regions around the world through “virtual travel”. The project takes place each spring and culminates in an Open House in May. Students are studying the following regions:
Pre-Kindergarten: Our Community (Swissvale and Pittsburgh)
Kindergarten: North America (including Caribbean Islands)
1st Grade: Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Micronesia, Polynesia)
2nd Grade: Central & South America
3rd Grade: Europe & Russia
4th Grade: Africa
5th Grade: West Asia (including Middle East)
6th Grade: East Asia
Links for Student Research:
National Geographic Kids
Kids Konnect (countries section)
U.S. Department of State (A-Z List of Countries)
CIA World Factbook
World Time Zones
Passport to Play (International Sports & Games)
Around the World (Time for Kids)
My Wonderful World (Smithsonian Institution)
My Wonderful World (National Geographic)
European Traditional Clothing