The Geography and Literacy Connection

What do you think of when you hear the word literacy? Depending on what you teach, chances are geography is not the first thought that comes to mind. But believe it or not, geography and literacy naturally share many similarities. And you can deepen students’ learning in both geography and literacy when they are integrated in the curriculum. The Common Core State Standards in English … Continue reading The Geography and Literacy Connection

Reading across Continents Project Kicks Off on International Literacy Day

Three schools. Three books and award-winning authors. In three countries.

This is the gist of the groundbreaking Reading
Across Continents
program uniting students in Washington, D.C., Nigeria, and Ghana through the shared reading of literature.

High school students will read
American author and National Teacher of the Year Sharon Draper’s Copper Sun, Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie‘s Purple Hibiscus, and a book by Ghanaian
author Ama Ata Aidoo.
Through the use of blogging and teleconference technologies, they will discuss
cultural and literary connections with each other and the authors themselves. A
select group of students will culminate their experience by traveling to
foreign destinations as “Literacy Ambassadors,” working with their newfound
friends to develop literacy-focused community service projects.

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