Friday, August 24, 2012
Off To Class (Susan Hughes)
Wow! This book really covers it all. It is about schools in different countries. They have schools on train platforms in India, they have schools in caves in China, they have schools connected by the internet in the Amazon, they have schools on boats in areas that get flooded, they have schools next door to dumps where kids work in Cambodia....amazing!! They even talked about the most environmentally friendly school, sanctioned by David Suzuki, in Windsor, Ontario, as well as kids who do distance education through Alberta schools while they live in remote places.
It would be fun to read this book at the beginning of the year and focus on kids in different countries. It would be fun to pick a country and try to get some pen pals! hmm.....