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Second Grade Regional Studies: Local, State, United States and World

The World in Our Backyard is extremely proud of our 45 minute programs developed for second grade students to enhance their study of how communities around the world may be linked by cultural, geographic and economic ties. Students will learn about the diversity and cultural traditions in communities 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 second grade programs at the following schools:

Bain Elementary Mexico
Beverly Woods Elementary China, Italy, Mexico, Native American
Catawba Springs Elementary China
Chantilly Montessori Australia, China
Charlotte Preparatory China
Chesterbrook Academy Ballantyne Mexico
Davidson Elementary Africa, Ecuador, Egypt, Mexico
Davidson Day Mexico
Fairview Elementary Italy
Fletcher School Native American
Marvin Elementary Africa, China, Egypt, Italy, Mexico, Peru
Myers Park Traditional Native American
Queen’s Grant Academy China, Native American
Shamrock Garden Elementary Mexico
St. Matthews Catholic School Italy
Tuckaseegee Elementary Mexico
Union Academy China, Egypt, Italy
White Water Academy Africa, Native American
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