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Third Grade Citizenship: People Making A Difference

The World in Our Backyard is extremely proud of our 45 minute programs developed for third grade students to enhance their study of diverse groups of people by examining their cultures, traditions, and contributions to 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 third grade programs at the following schools:

Bain Elementary Italy, Mexico
Beverly Woods Elementary China, Italy, Mexico, Native American
Catawba Springs Elementary Australia
Chantilly Montessori Australia, China
Charlotte Christian School China, Peru
Charlotte Preparatory School Italy
Chesterbrook Academy Ballantyne Mexico
Davidson Elementary Africa, Egypt, Mexico
Davidson Day Mexico
Fairview Elementary Italy
Indian Trail Elementary Africa
Kensington Elementary Peru
Marvin Elementary Africam China, Egypt, Italy, Mexico, Peru
Rea View Elementary Egypt
Shamrock Garden Elementary Native American
Union Academy Africa, Australia
White Water Academy Africa, Egypt, Netherlands, Peru
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