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Ten Things That You Can Discuss In Class About Another Country If A Child In Your Care Is About To Travel

Are any of your students jet-setting these holidays? Use the globe-trotting opportunity to expand the horizons of your whole group and embrace a little multiculturalism in your classroom with these easy ways to explore another country.


  • Documents, travel process and vaccinations - Travel overseas requires a passport and sometimes a visa and vaccinations. Make a passport with your class. You could have your class act out border control checkpoints and travellers, or pilots and passengers.
     
  • Transport – how do you travel to this country from Australia? How do the locals travel around? How does that differ to how we travel at home?
     
  • Time – how long does it take to travel to this place? Is there a time difference (how many hours ahead or behind compared to home)?
     
  • Climate – how does the destination differ to the home port? Is it in the same hemisphere to have the same season?
     
  • Food – what is the cuisine? Cook a dish to share with the class or find pictures to explore the national dish and type of food the traveller might expect to find on their journey
  • Language – what language is spoken? Teach the class some simple greetings and other phrases. Play some music in the native tongue of the other country.

     
  • Clothing – what do the locals wear? What type of clothes would be needed – winter woollies or summer shorts?
     
  • Geography and scenery – what does the local topography look like? How does it differ to what the students are used to?
  • Local customs (religion, greetings) – are there any special customs unique to the area? Do we share any customs? 

  • Clothing – what do the locals wear? What type of clothes would be needed – winter woollies or summer shorts?

  • Geography and scenery – what does the local topography look like? How does it differ to what the students are used to?

  • Flora and fauna – what are the national flora and fauna emblems? What other plants and animals are prevalent?

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