First Grade: Neighborhoods and Communities around the World
The World in Our Backyard is extremely proud of our 45 minute programs developed for first grade students to enhance their study of families of diverse cultures around the world.
Our in-school field trips were developed to support the NC Course of Study competency goals and objectives and to engage students in a creative and energetic way through the use of photographs, artifacts, cultural costumes and traditional music.
The following programs are offered:
Africa, Australia, China, Italy, Mexico, Native Americans and the Netherlands.
The cost is $5 a student with a minimum charge of $250.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Union, Lincoln, Cabarrus and Stanley County schools have made our programs available to their students using school funds, PTA support, student payments, and/or grant money.
We have presented first grade programs at the following schools:
|Albemarle Elementary||Native American|
|Bain Elementary||Italy, Mexico|
|Beverly Woods Elementary||China, Italy, Mexico, Native American|
|Carmel Christian School||Australia|
|Catawba Springs Elementary||Africa|
|Chantilly Montessori||Australia, China|
|Charlotte Preparatory||Africa, Egypt|
|Chesterbrook Academy Ballantyne||Mexico|
|Endhaven Lane Elementary||Native American|
|Greenway Park Elementary||Africa|
|Huntingtowne Farms Elementary||Africa|
|Irwin Avenue Elementary||Africa|
|Kensington Elementary||Australia, Mexico|
|Lake Wylie Elementary||Native American|
|Lincoln Heights Elementary||China|
|Marvin Elementary||Africa, China, Egypt, Italy, Mexico, Peru|
|McKee Road Elementary||Australia|
|Queen’s Grant Academy||Egypt, Mexico|
|Shamrock Garden Elementary||Netherlands|
|Smith Language Academy||Africa|
|Sugar Creek Charter School||Mexico|
|Villa Heights Elementary||Africa|
|White Water Academy||China|
|Winding Springs Elementary||Africa, China, Egypt, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru|
We urge you to book early as our schedule fills up quickly, especially during the following months:
October, November - Native American - Thanksgiving
January, February - China - Chinese New Year
February, March - Africa - Black history month
April, May - Mexico - Cinco de Mayo