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"The 21st century isn't coming. It's already here." So begins the NEA policy brief, Global Competence Is a 21st Century Imperative. Public and private organizations are urgently enacting plans to prepare our students for the century everyone has been talking about. Introducing students to the world during their formative years is crucial to building the knowledge, skills and attitudes set forth in these initiatives.
Since 1994, The Passport Club has been helping students build a foundation in the competencies that are rapidly being added to the educational agenda. Its main purpose is to help students learn some, or all, of the world’s countries over the course of a school year and instill the curiosity to learn more about our fascinating world. It meets essential academic learning requirements for elementary social studies and has built-in differentiation for students. Finally, it promotes strong parent and community involvement in the school! If you agree global competency is a 21st century skill, join the Club!
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Source: Preparing America's Students for Success www.corestandards.org
"The K-5 standards strongly recommend that texts - both within and across grades - be selected to support students in systematically developing knowledge about the world."
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Absolutely! A strong foundation in geography enhances the Common Core Standards. The Passport Club provides important background knowledge that makes understanding the variety of text types suggested by the ELA Standards more meaningful. When students participate in The Passport Club, teachers are able to make geographic connections to authors, folktales, legends, myths, stories from around the world, biographies, books about history, and the arts. Students benefit from a global perspective, which helps them more fully understand and appreciate both informational and literary reading.
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"OMGosh...how many kids are sitting at home watching the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games and recognizing all of the countries...only because of The Passport Club! You rock!!
Louise, Parent Volunteer
Our school uses this program and I love it. Personally, I have learned so much! It takes very little time away from your regular teaching day. I can't wait to get back into it this year!
Christina, 2nd grade teacher, Minnesota
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"As a parent, I feel it is very important for my child to be aware of the world around him. The Passport Club is an excellent way for him to learn about all of the other countries in our world. As a volunteer tester, my knowledge of geography has also expanded. Now when we hear news of current events, we can relate on a more personal level to the location of the country involved, and perhaps even more importantly, to its people.”
Stephanie, Parent Volunteer, Minnesota
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