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Journey Around the World

5th Annual "Journey Around the World!"
Open House: May 2014 (date/time TBA)


Students, parents, faculty and staff will enjoy displays of student projects, music performances, an international museum, interactive art activities, refreshments and more!

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

National Geographic Kids

Lonely Planet

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)

World Atlas

European Traditional Clothing