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30 resources with the keyterm pen pals

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Rock Swap

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students collect rocks found locally and write a brief description which includes the name of the rock, whether the rock is sedimentary, metamorphic, or igneous, and what uses the rock has. They exchange rocks with another class in...
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Dear Pen Pal

For Teachers 1st - 6th Standards
Explore cultures from around the world with an engaging pen pal resource. Through a series of classroom activities and written correspondence, children learn about the favoritec pastimes, schooling, geography, and weather that is...
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Pen Pals

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Young scholars collect bird count data at their sites, and share and compare the data collected from two different schoolyards using computer technology.
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Dear Pen Pal

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Keep your class in conversation with others across the country or across the sea by writing letters to pen pals. The activity calls for students to be pan pals with pupils in Africa; however, the listed steps could be used for any...
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Modern Day Pen Pals, Connecting Our Art Room to the Rest of the World!

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Initiate an international pen pal program! After establishing communication with an art class in another country, groups share pod casts and video streams of their work. The scripted resource details how to prepare for the pod casts, but...
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Message in a Bottle

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students acquire a pen pal in a foreign country and write letters at least twice a month throughout the year to exchange with them. At the end of the year, they write an essay that compares one important difference and one important...
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Meet Your New eBuddy

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students are introduced to the eBuddies laptop system. Using the technology, they create a new Word document and practice using a mouse. Opening a new window from Internet Explorer, they view an appropriate site which allows them to...
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The Canadian Expedition

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders research and write a pen pal letter about the geography of a Canadian town. Students create a script for a phone call with their pen pal and perform it with a friend for the class.
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Pen Pals

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students write to a pen pal and learn about their lives. In this pen pal lesson, students learn about a person from another country. Students develop an understanding that they have many things in common with people from other parts of...
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Ideas for Teaching About Different Countries and Cultures

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Learners complete various activities to learn about world cultures. In this world cultures lesson, students visit websites, read books, share recipes, complete craft activities, and research the various cultures of a country in the world.
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Out of Old England in the 1630s-Flat Me Project

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students write letters to penpals. In this geography/literacy activity, students become penpals with a classroom in England to learn about customs and society across the ocean. Flat Stanley by Will Holton is read aloud, and students...
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Check My Writing: Diversity of Learners Adaptation

For Teachers K - 3rd
Learners explore different spellings of the same words within the English language, as well as different words for the same thing with the international pen pal classroom. They become familiar with units of measure and time. Students...
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Biome Exchange - Send the "Stuff" Not The Kids

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students exchange ecological information with students from different geographic biomes. They box up the "unique ecologically significant features" of their area, send the box to another class in another area and then receive a similar...
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You've Got Mail

For Teachers 1st
First graders study the postal system and letter writing. They exchange class letters with another class in a different area and become pen pals with residents in a local nursing home.
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Art Across the Planet: Exchanging Art

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore art when it is used as a source of information about society and material culture. They communicate with students in a foreign country, and share ideas and experiences in order to create drawings of their homes to exchange.
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Pen Pals

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders become pen pals from other countries and research their countries for information that help with their writing. This information is then sent to another student who is also portraying someone from another country.
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Emailing Colonial Pen Pals

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders write emails to a friend imagining they are traveling to colonial America.  In this emailing penpals lesson plan, 5th graders discuss appropriate language and topics in email communication, use correct format and write...
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Letters and Photos

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students practice using a new language by reading letters.  In this foreign language lesson, students read a fictional letter by a young person from the target language's country.  Students read the letters separately, but collaborate in...
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Enhancing Friendships Through Photography

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students connect with pen pals through photography. In this digital photography lesson, students create photo booklets to share with pen pals. Students correspond with their pen pals throughout the school year. Students also create...
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Cans Make a Difference

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students design a service-learning project with pen pals. For this philanthropy lesson, students research various charitable organizations with a pen pal and collect cans in order to get money for a donation. Students write to their pen...
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Adopt-A-Vet

For Teachers K - 12th
Students become "buddies" with military veterans from the local nursing center.
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Biomes of The World

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students research different biomes, using links from global pen pal letters.
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Pen Pal Project

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders write letters to a pen pal in proper letter form. In this writing lesson, 2nd graders discuss why they would write to a pen pal, brainstorm the elements that should appear in their letters, then write the letters. To close...
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E-Mail Pen Pals

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Learners write an e-mail message about what they have been doing in their physical education class. They break in to groups of 3 or 4 students and use the teacher's e-mail account to send an e-mail to their Pen Pal. They then read posted...