Around the World Activity I-V

 

 (Earning potential of $23 FunBucks with 5 available activities) 

     

          Earn FunBucks for each submitted activity.

How to Use Google Maps Street View
Watch this short video to learn how to use Google Maps for the activities below.

Submit your blog

and earn $7 FunBucks

Add a Challenge: Gain more world knowledge and pick another country from the website to learn about. Read, watch, and listen to all of the great information provided.

I. Blogging Around the World

Introduction: Have you always wanted to visit other parts of the world and write about the wonderful things you discovered? Well now is your chance.

Steps:

  1. Visit the Around the World section at the Time 4 Kids website, and pick a country of your choice.

  2. Read, watch, and listen to all of the great information about the specific country. Learn about its people, the language, history, sightseeing, and much more.

  3. You can also access some of the sightseeing places with Google Maps. (If you have not watched the video at the top of this page or done the previous assignments using this program, please make sure to watch the video before using Google Maps.)

  4. Now you can write your blog letting everyone know what you have learned from your chosen country. 

  5. Be super creative in explaining all of the great things you saw. Make your reader feel as if they were right there with you.

Submit your completed activity and

        earn $7 FunBucks

II. Your Dream Vacation
 
Introduction: Plan your dream vacation from start to finish. Search the web to find amazing vacation destinations and create a collage of your dream vacation. Be super creative. Add pictures from the web, from magazines, write, paint, draw, etc.
Steps: Someone offers to take you on your dream vacation.
  1. Where would you go?
  2. What would you do?
  3. Where would you stay?
  4. What landmarks/fun spots would you visit?
  5. What interests you about this place?
  6. How did you find this country/place/city, town?
  7. How much money would you need to bring?
  8. Why is this your dream vacation?
  9. Write a two to three paragraphs explaining your vacation collage and answering the questions above.

Submit your completed report and

        earn $4 FunBucks

III. American vs. Canadian Popular Culture
Introduction: Popular culture is based on the tastes of ordinary people rather than an educated elite. Whether we realize it or not, everyone is surrounded by popular culture on a daily basis. In this activity the student will identify how they encounter popular culture on a daily basis, and investigate and compare American vs Canadian popular culture.
Materials: You can use the web, library, scholarly articles, magazines, etc.
Steps:
  1. Research what is American Popular Culture. 
  2. Then observe and list your encounters with popular culture over the next twenty-four hours.
  3. After observing, research popular culture in Canada.
  4. Identify the similarities and differences.
  5. Find an American, and a Canadian trend, icon, or fad from the twentieth century, and compare and contrast them. 
  6. Write a report about your findings.

IV. Play an online Language Learning Game

 

Introduction: Play an online game and learn a new language!

With 77 different languages to choose from, you are guaranteed to learn something new.

 

Steps: 

Select a language

Choose a game. ( Please note- some games are easier to play than others).

Submit a picture of your mask and earn $5 FunBucks

Additional Learning Material: For more information on African Masks History and Meaning click here.

V. Making an African Mask

 

Introduction: Have you ever made an African mask? Well now is your chance!

Materials:

  1. Cardboard

  2. Used newspapers Tissue papers

  3. Sellotape

  4. Black sketch

  5. Adhesive

  6. Decorative Buttons

  7. Hake Brush

  8. Flat brush

  9. Scissors

  10. Ruler

  11. Acrylic paints-Brown,Dark Brown, and Red

Steps:

  1. Watch the video for demonstration.​

  2. Make your mask, and then write about it.

  3. What type of mask is it?

  4. What does it represent?

  5. What is it's meaning?

  6. Submit one to two paragraphs explaining your created mask(you can use the link under additional learning material for research).