Thursday, April 24, 2008
We're just about to join in with homeschoolers around the world as part of the Flat Travellers project.
It's based on a book called "Flat Stanley" written by Jeff Brown about a boy who is squashed flat by a bulletin board and is able to travel the world in an envelope.
You make your own "flat traveller" (or multiple) either as a photo, drawing or picture, laminate it and then swap with other homeschool families around the world. While your traveller is away, the host family fills in a journal of things they do, and shares information about their family and area.
It looks like a great way of learning about other countries and how people live. We're learning already - our first swap is with a family from Minnesota - and apologies to my US readers, but until today I had no idea where Minnesota was!
I'm really looking forward to participating in this!