This October has been the biggest ever for our global community - over 30,000 students have connected to learn with PenPals around the world! With more great projects starting every Monday in November, there are more opportunities to connect and collaborate.
In 2016, PenPal Schools launched the VR Field Trip to Pakistan and already 2,800 students from 14 countries have explored Pakistan through virtual reality!! This year, we’re developing our next virtual field trip: VR Field Trip Across America!
Students around the world will learn about America by virtually exploring communities across the United States. Want to feature your community in the VR Field Trip? Submit a video telling us why your community should be included in our newest project! If you’re selected we’ll send our professional VR production team to your school along with some free VR headsets!
Have you tried PenPal Schools new STEAM projects? We now offer great projects for your students to learn about science, technology, engineering, art, and math together with PenPals from around the world! Check out some of our upcoming STEAM projects to take your STEAM program global!
Every day, people of color face discrimination in the United States. Thanks to social and political movements like #BlackLivesMatter and the Take-a-Knee protest by NFL athletes, students across the United States continue to ask questions about race and equality. To help our community of educators support these conversations, PenPal Schools has designed a new project to help students discuss race and racism in the United States.
The Race in America project begins by providing theoretical and historical context. Students learn about concepts such as identity and bias while reflecting on their own lives and communities. They then study the institution of slavery and how racial prejudice was a tool used to control people of color. The project continues through the 19th and 20th centuries where students examine systems and laws that disenfranchised people of color. The project concludes in the 21st century where students learn about systems that continue to have a disproportionately negative impact on people of color in the United States.
PenPal Schools connects over a quarter million students in 150 countries to learn together.
Connect with other PenPal Schools educators in our Facebook community.