Classes & Workshops

Around the World

Grades 3-5

Class Description

Explore the many different ways people live, work, and play in countries around the world like Brazil, Malaysia, and the Philippines. By viewing programs from our celebrated International Children’s Television Festival and discussing them, students will compare their own lives to those of children elsewhere and consider how the natural environment and local customs shape and influence people's lives.

All classes are interactive, with guided discussion designed to encourage active observation and critical thinking.

Vocabulary

As a group, provide definitions for the following words and concepts, which will be referenced during the class.

BORDER: The outer edge of something; the line or frontier area separating political divisions or geographic regions; a boundary

CLIMATE: The meteorological (weather) conditions, including temperature, precipitation, and wind that characteristically prevail in a particular region

COMMUNITY: A group of people with common characteristics or interests that live in the same place within a larger society

COUNTRY: A nation or state

CULTURE: The set of shared attitudes, beliefs, values, goals, social behavior, and means of artistic expression held or practiced by a community of people

GEOGRAPHY: The study of the earth's physical properties; a science that deals with the description, distribution, and interaction of the many physical, biological, and cultural features of the earth

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