Kids Can Make a Difference
Students write letters to pen pals in a very different community from their own and develop a joint project over long distance that benefits their own communities.
The classroom is matched up with another classroom in the country or the world. The students communicate by letter or e-mail and compare characteristics of place such as methods of transportation, weather, resources and culture. Students will eventually work with their pen pal classroom to design and implement a service project.
Students write to pen pals in a different community and discuss ideas related to a service project. The pen pals plan and monitor a canned-good donation project.