KidVenture: A Passport to New Friends
This project is a collaboration between the K-3 grades at Chinle Elementary School in Chinle, AZ, on the Navajo Reservation, and K-2 grades at St Matthew Catholic School in Tyrone, PA.
The purpose of the project is to:
Introduce the students to new friends from a different culture. Foster an understanding of multiculturalism.
Give the children an understanding of the vast geography that makes up the United States, and their place in the greater context of an interconnected, global community.
Foster inclusion and acceptance of different cultures, genders, races, and religions.
Connect with new friends via digital collaboration.
Learn empathy and understanding of different cultures, races and belief systems.
Students from each school will simultaneously create “passports” to be exchanged and stamped.
Each will create a paper mache “globe” to have a better understanding of where each community is in relation to the other on our beautiful planet.
Students will identify places, things or events that are unique to their community and create “adventure cards” that may be 2D or 3D. They will send those to each other, to start imagining what their community looks like from the perspective of the children.
Throughout the project, the students will virtually meet through teleconferencing, learning more about each other. The culmination, after passports are sent back with stamps, globes created, adventure cards exchanged, is an online and physical exhibit of the project. This project is meant to replicated with our partners across the globe!