Sunday, January 10, 2010

Global Connections Treasure Hunt!

Hello class!

Sorry it has taken me so long to write this blog!  However, we are back on track and it is good to be back!  :-)

The Global Connections Treasure Hunt has begun (thanks to the "Active Citizens Today" kit). You, as a Global Connections Detective, have one week to find all the global connections in your home. Presently we have 27 push pins on our world map.  Let's see how many more we can add!  Using  the following categories (food, clothing, furniture, music, t.v. shows, books/magazines, kitchen equipment/appliances, pictures, radio/computer/t.v., toys/games, or other), find at least 10 things in your house from another country and then write here at least TWO of your most surprising finds.  Go for 15, go for 20.  Go crazy finding all the Global Connections in your home.  Look at labels on food, packages, clothing and other products. Some things will be  a bit trickier (like furniture and appliances) so you might have to ask someone else  in your family. You can have more than one item under each category, but aim to find items from at least 5 different categories. Have fun going global in your home!

Your second task this week is to tell me whether or not you achieved your December goal(s)!

So, to summarize:

1.  Tell me at least TWO of your most surprising finds with respect to the treasure hunt.

2.  Tell me whether or not you achieved your goal(s) for December.  If you didn't, please elaborate and tell me why.

Have fun and as always, I can't wait to read your responses!

Mr. Boettger  :-)