Around the World Math and Literacy Fun for Kids

An adventure around the world boosting literacy and math skills for a jumpstart into the next elementary school year.
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  • Lectures 15
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 4/2015 English

Course Description

This course is designed for 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grade learners to explore the world around them while reinforcing core knowledge in Math, Science, and Literacy subject matter. Students will virtually travel to three different countries and learn a little bit about the history and culture of each place. Within each lesson is a follow-up activity for students to test their knowledge of each skill being taught. By the end of the course, the student will have a better understanding of the world around them and reinforced learning strategies from the new Common Core curriculum to transfer into their current classrooms. This class can be taken as a jumpstart approach to their next grade level or as a supplemental learning program to keep their skills sharp all year long.

What are the requirements?

  • A printer will be needed to print off each assignment
  • No other materials are needed

What am I going to get from this course?

  • reinforce common core strategies in Math, Science, and Literacy
  • Understand how to compare and contrast data using a Venn Diagram
  • Be introduced to effective researching strategies
  • Learn how to write a persuasive letter
  • Record observations and recall facts given in the presentation
  • Learn two different division strategies according to Common Core

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is designed for students in 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grade.
  • Ages 6-12 years old

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Section 1: Meet and Greet

Get ready to kick-start your adventure by completing this fun "get to know you" activity.

Section 2: Egypt

Ever dreamed about seeing the pyramids while riding a camel? Grab your camera and a bottle of water because we are about to start an epic desert adventure right here in this lecture.


Time to take a cruise down the Nile River and discover how ancient and modern day Egypt use this river differently. Use your analytical skills to explore the pros and cons to many objects and situations we use and are faced with everyday that affect our lives.


Love to shop? Learn about the currency and exchange rate from Egyptian pounds to US dollars. Practice your bargaining skills by purchasing souvenirs for your family and friends in this chapter.

Section 3: Scotland

Learn about famous Scottish traditions including the kilt, bagpipes, and Tartan! Create your own family clan tartan with this fun website.


A Burn's supper is being held in the Queen's presence and she needs your help to make sure each person receives the meal they ordered. Accept this challenge and learn a few new helpful ways to graph data!


Here we will learn some of the secrets of Scotland's most famous castles and decide for yourself if you believe that the Loch Ness monster really exists or not.


Learn how to write a persuasive letter and see if you can convince the instructor on your beliefs whether or not the Loch Ness monster really exists.


Wrapping up this unit by testing your brute strength in the Highland games and creating your own Coat of Arms with this get-to-know-you glyph!

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Test your knowledge of everything you learned about Scotland in this unit. Open book/ open note! Good Luck

Section 4: Indonesia

Investigate how these islands were formed along with researching one of the world's most deadly volcano. Learn a bit of chemistry as you create your very own table-top volcano, complete with oozing 'lava.' Caution...this chapter may get a little messy!


Grab your camera, you won't want to miss the animals found in this country! Take a safari ride through the rainforest and catch a glimpse at one of the largest and most deadly lizard - the Komodo dragon. Learn all about estimating and measuring to see if you can find a household object that is as large as this dangerous reptile.


Take a dive to the bottom of the ocean to explore some fascinating creatures. Create a travel brochure persuading other to see for themselves and take their next vacation to the gorgeous island of Bali.

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Test your knowledge of Indonesia by taking this comprehensive quiz. Open book! Good luck.

Section 5: Home Sweet Home

What would a trip around the world be without a memory book? Here's where you can keep track of all those exciting things we learned about.

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Instructor Biography

Tonya Crowley, Teacher

I love to learn! My experiences have taken me around the world living and working in seven different countries including Indonesia, Egypt, Ireland, Scotland, Belgium, and France. I attended Brigham Young University - Idaho and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with an endorsement certificate in French Education K-12. Figure skating has been a hobby of mine for over 20 years. I am a member of the United States Figure Skating Association and the Ice-skating institute. I have been coaching figure skating for over 10 years and have participated in local shows as well as in-state, and out-of-state competitions.

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