Researchers and scientists think that when people show gratitude, they make themselves and those around them feel even happier. What are your students thankful for? In November's special PenPal contest, we invite students from around the world to discuss and share their gratitude through photography!
This week, we are excited to celebrate Mrs. Cain’s 6th grade Digital Citizenship class from Georgia, USA as our newest PenPal Stars! They participated in A World of Food, learning about different foods and cultures through project based learning with students from around the world. This class of 6th graders worked in teams to create global cookbooks, share about secret ingredients, and compare meals from different countries around the world! Check out their incredible work in this project based learning example:
This week, students across the United States are participating in Media Literacy Week, but it’s not just students in the U.S. who are discussing media literacy! Fake news affects communities around the world, which is why students have been connecting with their peers globally in Facts, Opinions, and Fake News. Over 1,000 students are participating in this project right now!
The UN Sustainable Development Goals create an agenda to transform our world by 2030. Teachers around the world are supported to bring the Sustainable Development Goals into their classrooms through TeachSDGs. PenPal Schools can also help you connect your students with PenPals around the world to learn more about the SDGs and take action in your local community.
Global project-based learning through PenPal Schools helps students make changes locally that have a global impact. Through action-oriented projects, students engage with their peers around the world to gain global perspectives about a topic that affects people around the world. Whether discussion immigration or the environment, PenPals are exchanging ideas, solving problems in their communities, and sharing solutions with their peers around the world.
There are more than 4,000 different religions and religious groups around the world. In our newest project, World Religions, your students can connect with their peers to learn and gain global perspectives about how religions influence individuals and communities.
In this collaborative project, students connect globally to discuss religions around the world, compare the different elements of religion, and explore the history of religion and its influence on society. Then, students will create their own project to publish in the PenPal Schools Showcase!
The U.S. midterm elections take place November 6, and countries around the world have been watching the midterm races to see how Americans will vote.
To help students make sense of the upcoming elections, PenPal Schools is now offering American Perspectives, where students can learn more about issues like education, healthcare, the economy and immigration.
This month, students around the world are showing off their school pride in our Global School Pride Contest. By enrolling in Schools Around the World, students and their PenPals get to compare their schools and then create a Showcase project to show off their school pride!
We’ll be selecting the top five projects from the Showcase to win great prizes, so here are some tips to help your students create outstanding Showcase projects:
What makes your school special? Our global community wants to know! This month, your students can win great prizes while showing off their school pride in the PenPal Schools Global School Pride Contest!
Every community around the world has music! Now, your students can curate a DJ set, report on a musical event, compose a song, or explore careers in music in our newest project: A World of Music.
How does immigration affect your community? Though politics and the news seem filled with nothing else, it can be difficult to see past the rhetoric to the people just beyond our doors. PenPal Schools Global Ambassador Anna Dudich and her students set out to change that by joining the PenPal Schools project Immigration in the 21st Century.
We met up with Anna to learn more about how she fostered global thinking and local action in this project based learning example from Ukraine.