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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
Dilworth Elementary Australia
Dore Academy Mexico
Endhaven Lane Elementary Native American
Fairview Elementary Italy
Greenway Park Elementary Africa
Huntingtowne Farms Elementary Africa
Irwin Avenue Elementary Africa
J.V.Washam Elementary China
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
Morehead Elementary Africa
Oakdale Elementary China
Pineville Elementary China
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