Project Learning: Farmers & Police Around the World
The class had fun this week learning about sweet potato farmers and police officers around the world. Using the projector, they watched videos and played guessing games! We looked at sweet potato farms in Japan and the US, and the children noticed many differences. In Japan, the “machine is small, the farmer is only few, and the farm has black plastic on the ground.” In the US, however, “machine is so big, so many farmers, and the farm is so big that I can’t see the end.” The main difference that the class noticed was that things in Japan are smaller, and things in the US are bigger. Learning about police officers also took us to the Philippines and Canada.
We looked at pictures and videos, and noted the differences for each country. In Japan, officers wear masks and gloves, and usually ride bicycles. In Canada, some officers called Mounted Police wear red and ride horses.
In the Philippines, most officers drive cars and wear blue. In the US, officers have heavy equipment like helmets, shields, and helicopters. The children are quickly becoming more aware of international differences!
Point: have discussions with your family about the countries of the world, and look at maps or atlases.
Talk about food, animals, or other international differences.