China 2016 - 2017 Destination

About Global Corner Kids

The Global Corner's in-school Passport Program is designed to help you (as a parent or teacher) spark an interest in learning and further exploration, while helping children enjoy and understand the world around them. Each year a different country is highlighted.

The Experience

Your adventure begins long before The Global Corner teachers and volunteers arrive for the big day. In fact, the first step is to SCHEDULE A VISIT so we can secure a spot on the calendar. The program lasts 2 1/2 hours and includes an introduction to the focus country, and five age-appropriate activities. We can teach five classes per day, so depending on the number of classes participating we may need just a few days - or a few weeks. Once you reserve the dates, we will plan a pre-visit to become familiar with your school's layout, number of children, the special needs of your students, and anything else to ensure that our curriculum meets your needs.

On the morning of our visit, The Global Corner staff arrives early to set up activities. The level of activities depends on the grade levels of classrooms participating. Classroom teachers stay with their students as they rotate through all five activities so they can learn along with their students. Parents and mentors are invited to attend and participate as helpers during the activities. We generally begin the day at 8:00, but can tailor the start time to meet your needs as required.

So far, children have journeyed to Japan, Spain, Egypt, Brazil, Russia, India, Italy, Kenya, and this year Australia without ever leaving their school! We have shared more than 51,000 virtual adventures with students throughout northwest Florida.

The learning adventure doesn't end when the visit does. Teachers, parents, and students are invited to click on Parent & Teacher Resource Page and the Children's Corner that provide activities, downloadable documents, and links to websites related to our focus country.

Great books about China.

Recounts stories from the author’s life as a Peace Corps volunteer in Fuling in the 1990s. Honest portrait of life in China as an American.
Pre-school to 3rd Grade. Series includes: Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, Lantern Festival, and Chinese Festival.
Grades K-8. Includes 13 stories
Grades 3-7. Called a museum in a book!
With lavish illustrations and a highly informative text, The Silk Route traces the early history of the silk trade
This delightful series brings something unusual to the study of history: humor. The You Wouldn't Want To... series revels in the darker side of life in ancient times.

Check out this video about China.

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Did You Know?

…the word China comes from the name of the Emperor who unified the country in 221 BCE? His name was Qin Shi Huang. Qin is pronounced "chin."

Schedule a Visit - Call 850-332-6404

P.O. Box 12785, Pensacola, FL 32591
321 N DeVilliers Street- Suite 220, Pensacola, FL 32501