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  • sheila
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    • November 23, 2009, 08:32:58 am
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Exploring Our World Camp
« on: June 09, 2010, 11:13:40 am »
Here is a camp lesson that I had worked on for my 5th-6th grade students.  It involved some map reading, giving directions, simple landforms, parts of a map, compass, make a map, locations, coordinates, flags of the world, shapes on a flag quiz, writing practice, etc.  I'll try to put on what I can find of what I have left for now.  I'll also try to scan what I got from books. I'll put up a simple unit plan in a couple of days. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3i5Nmt2Kl0&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNUDDaEOvuY&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtlRq264KRs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRue8lbIDyM&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTVmH4tryqU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXVOTEm08yg&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtL7zgVYnd4&feature=related
« Last Edit: June 09, 2010, 12:18:54 pm by sheila »
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  • panda
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    • November 30, 2009, 04:52:46 pm
Re: Exploring Our World Camp
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2010, 02:36:05 pm »
That's a cool collection of videos. Would it be possible to post the rest of the things you mentioned?


  • skepsis
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    • May 18, 2010, 02:24:16 pm
    • Yongin
Re: Exploring Our World Camp
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2010, 02:56:47 pm »
I love the concept and the content.

These kids need to know more about the world than World Cup, "Obama," and mad cow disease.

Way to go, Waygookin!


  • sheila
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Re: Exploring Our World Camp
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2010, 03:21:20 pm »
I need some time to scan it all but I'll try to get it on here when I can.
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  • sheila
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Re: Exploring Our World Camp
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2010, 11:22:04 am »
http://geography.pppst.com/mapskills.html Here's a website with some available resources you can check out. Also here is the website for the book series that I've used for this. http://www.evan-moor.com/Title.aspx?CurriculumID=7&SeriesID=128&TitleID=490&EmcID=484  I used the 1st and 2nd grade level since it was given to me but I think maybe the 3-4th grade level would have been much more valuable.
« Last Edit: June 29, 2010, 11:26:27 am by sheila »
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  • sheila
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Re: Exploring Our World Camp
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2010, 02:26:11 pm »
Here are some worksheets that go well with this theme as well.  I found them yesterday and put them together for this.  It's more looking at the students' area that they live in, more like 'Exploring Your World'. I would say these worksheets are definitely for upper level elementary students or middle school. Hopefully this is useful for some of you!
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  • skepsis
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    • May 18, 2010, 02:24:16 pm
    • Yongin
Re: Exploring Our World Camp
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2010, 03:18:01 pm »
that geography link on the web is AMAZING, these resources are invaluable.

thank you for sharing.



  • Arumi87
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    • May 06, 2010, 11:37:06 am
    • South Korea
Re: Exploring Our World Camp
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2010, 08:40:14 am »
Great ideas, thank you for sharing!  Another good video on the topic that my kids liked was "where the hell is matt" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNF_P281Uu4.  There's a few videos in the series, but basically its some guy that's travelled around the world doing this goofy dance in front of major attractions of other countries. 


  • Es280283
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    • March 24, 2010, 01:51:55 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Exploring Our World Camp
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2010, 09:43:36 am »
This website may be good to make famous buildings.

http://papertoys.com/


  • lacjac
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    • June 28, 2010, 10:00:04 am
    • South Korea
Around the world summer camp
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2010, 02:49:09 pm »
Most of this is just a mishmash of resources using the around the world theme. There are already a few good games here that can be used to supplement the material. Hopefully it's useful. I'm doing it for high level kids (students of all grades who scored higher than 20/30 for the grade 6 English exam from 2005) for one week. Each day we'll do 2/3 pages and the crafts will be afternoon projects. The paper mache we're doing 1st to 1. give it time to dry and 2. because it's the most labour intensive.



  • timcity
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    • June 21, 2010, 03:10:52 pm
    • Cheongju, South Korea
Color the Continents Map
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2010, 12:49:49 pm »
Good activity for kids to learn to read instructions carefully.
« Last Edit: August 08, 2010, 04:05:43 pm by Dayle »


  • complex303
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    • December 02, 2009, 09:34:06 am
    • California
Elementary 3, 4, 5, 6 'Travel the World' camp
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2010, 11:07:02 am »
This 3rd and 4th grade elementary summer camp was for 5 days for 1hr and 20min each day. 
I borrowed many ideas/games/materials from this site and other places around the internet.  Thanks to all those who posted their stuff so I could 'borrow' it.

Here's the basic run down:
Day 1: Balloon popping intro, Make a passport, present passport
Day 2: Korea and North America 20min PPT, 6 games rotated every 10 minutes (Duck Duck Goose, Hopscotch, Red light green light, Taekwondo please game, black flag white flag, and a word search)
Day 3: Brazil and India 20min PPT, 6 games rotated every 10 min (Everybody wearing..., Amazon slap n' say, Whisper game, Yoga please game, Tea party memory game, and Kokli Chipaki)
Day 4: Italy and Spain 20min PPT, 6 games rotated every 10 min (Make a pizza, On the road to Rome, Fountain game, Soccer please game, Country coloring and La Semana)
Day 5: Treasure Hunt

The games are supposed to be related to the countries they learned about that day.  For example Kokli Chipaki is a game played by children in India.
Also, I had 37 students in 3rd grade, so I split the class into 2 teams and had the Korean teacher run half the games.  But for a smaller camp you can easily do it as one big group.
The stamps were made from erasers.  They looked cool and were fun to make.
I begged my co-teacher to buy ice cream for all the students as the treasure at the end of the treasure hunt.  They were hot and tired, and ice cream was the perfect ending to the camp.

Lastly, the kids absolutely loved the camp.  They especially loved Duck duck goose, red light green light, Soccer please game, and the treasure hunt.  They didn't like the Fountain game, Tea party memory game, or La Semana. 


[Update - I've attached the pictures I used to make the stamps in reply#13.]

[Update 2 - Game instructions are in the first attachment of this post for 3rd and 4th grade (above the pictures), and in reply#2 for 5th and 6th grade.
« Last Edit: April 28, 2012, 08:53:55 pm by complex303 »


  • jehall
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    • April 08, 2010, 01:20:16 pm
    • Uijeongbu, South Korea
Re: Elementary 3rd and 4th 'Travel the World' camp
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2010, 02:45:00 pm »
Looks great.

I am still teaching a grade 3 and 4 "Exploring the World" summer camp. It's 4 weeks and I wl be posting mine soon. It's certainily different as my kids were rarely supposed to leave their seats. It was done more like regular school.


  • complex303
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    • December 02, 2009, 09:34:06 am
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Re: Elementary 3rd and 4th 'Travel the World' camp
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2010, 03:25:10 pm »
Whoops, I forgot to post the materials.  Also, I'm doing this same camp for 5th and 6th grade right now, and it's going pretty well.  I changed many of the games to their level.
I've attached the lesson plan for 5th and 6th grade along with all the materials I used.


  • complex303
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Re: Elementary 3rd and 4th 'Travel the World' camp
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2010, 03:37:10 pm »
And lastly, here are the videos I used. 

Day 2: Korea and North America

North Korea Tourism Ad
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kts3Pbp4LgM

O Canada
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0jhJA1Hjxk

NYC in 3D Google Earth
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4k2_HHrk8Y8

Frozen Grand Central Station NYC
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwMj3PJDxuo

Day 3: Brazil and India

Wildlife of the Amazon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwlE3CXoD8k

Brazilian Carnaval (only watched the first minute or so)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3mYDwRTALo

Samba Show dance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHTjfpf8OvY

Incredible India
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNWeBVBqo2c

Yoga (only watched the first 20 seconds)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fs-UwU3e9uA

Day 4: Italy and Spain

The city of love Rome
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9oNeRH0RUw

High Tide Floods Venice
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPQS0mdevlo

Spain Promo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmcKWr1_NYE

Bull fighting bloopers (only watched the first 50 seconds)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4xYnBd7PM0


  • jehall
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    • April 08, 2010, 01:20:16 pm
    • Uijeongbu, South Korea
Grade 3/4 Exploring the World Summer Camp
« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2010, 02:01:01 pm »
Now that I'm done my summer camp, I'll post the entire thing for people to use. The theme of the camp is "Exploring the World" and my camp was done very much like regular school. The kids came to the classroom for 40 mins each day for 20 days.  There was no budget for travel or any sort of food to cook. We never left the classroom to go outside either. I taught this camp to 3 different classes composed of grade 3 and 4 students. While the games were more creative at the beginning, I soon settled into a pattern of only giving them games where they couldn't leave their seat. I was by myself for the camp and while I could maintain control for the most part, things often got a bit out of hand if they got to leave their seats to play any time of game. I wasn't allowed to really give any sort of detention or anything. It was a kind of a we-don't-bother-you and you-won't-bother-us deal with the other teachers. So here is week 1 of 4. Bingo games were made from www.barryfunenglish.com so I don't have a file to share. The first 10 min of every class was a routine of morning song, morning question and review of the previous day. Also, they were given blank booklets of about 12 pages. On 12 of the 20 days the last 10 min of class were spent on creating a page in the booklet on the given topic. The template for each page is at the end of the ppt. that day. This whole camp is about 40% my creation with the rest coming from various sources taken from this site and others. So thank you very much to everyone who posts materials on this site.

Week 1
Day 1: Introductions
Day 2: North America
Day3: Europe
Day 4: Australia
Day 5: Asia
« Last Edit: August 24, 2010, 02:10:17 pm by jehall »


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    • April 08, 2010, 01:20:16 pm
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Re: Grade 3/4 Travel the World Summer Camp
« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2010, 02:09:32 pm »
Rest of week 1 materials.

And here's the outline for the camp to save people the time of downloading if they don't like the outline. Some of the lessons don't relate to the world theme because I was told to have a theme for each week and then at the last minute I was told to have one theme for the whole camp. But I already planned everything, I didn't want to change it.

Week 1 - Continents of the world
Week 2 - Animals of the World
             Day 6 Arctic     Day 7 Desert      Day 8 Forest      Day 9 Ocean     
             Day 10 Describing animals
Week 3 - Food of the World
             Day 11 Grains Dairy,    Day 12 Fruits, vegetables, meats,
             Day 13 Making a sandwich     Day 14 Ingredients
             Day 15 Ordering at a restaurant

Week 4 - Planning a trip
             Day 16 Transportation     Day 17 Where do you want to go and why
             Day 18 Where are you going and how will you get there
             Day 19 What will you bring        Day 20 Review


  • jehall
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    • April 08, 2010, 01:20:16 pm
    • Uijeongbu, South Korea
Re: Grade 3/4 Exploring the World Summer Camp
« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2010, 02:46:06 pm »
Here's week 2 of the camp - "Animals of the World." Because animals is such a popular topic, this camp has the least amount of original work. A large portion of it is taken from "Shiela" and her animals camp. But because I made some minor adjustments and it's just easier to post everything then determine what's already on here, I'm putting it all up.

Also any videos I mentioned can be found by just searching the quoted title on youtube.

Week 2
Day 6 - Animals of the Arctic
Day 7 - Animals of the Desert
Day 8 - Animals of the Forest
Day 9 - Animals of the Ocean
Day 10 - Describing Animals


  • jehall
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    • April 08, 2010, 01:20:16 pm
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Re: Grade 3/4 Exploring the World Summer Camp
« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2010, 03:19:42 pm »
Here is week 3 - Food. Again, a lot of stuff was taken from other sources for day 11 and 12 but other days have more of my creations. Kids loved day 13, of course, due to the Mr. Bean video. I kept stopping it in different places and had them say "Cut the bread!" "Wash the lettuce!" They loved it.

Day 11 - Grains, Dairy
Day 12 - Fruits, Vegetables, Meat
Day 13 - Food commands
Day 14 - Pizza
Day 15 - Ordering at a restaurant


  • jehall
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    • April 08, 2010, 01:20:16 pm
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Re: Grade 3/4 Exploring the World Summer Camp
« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2010, 03:32:07 pm »
Here's the rest of week 3.