I’ve been using PenPal Schools for 3-4 years with my 5th grade students. I am excited that PenPal Schools allows my students to learn about important social topics as well as other cultures. In addition, it ties in reading and writing in real world applications! Students are now very interested in social justice and more aware of other cultures and citizen needs.
What is your favorite PenPal Schools project?
My favorite PenPal Schools project is American Perspectives because it allows the kids to voice their opinions on topics that they hear their parents and other adults talk about.
I would tie PenPal Schools into your social studies and reading blocks since it incorporates both seamlessly.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
There are too many places for me to want to go! I would want to travel through West Africa and through Europe to learn more about the cultures there.