Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Wesleyan School: Interactive geography and cultural program returns to
Wesleyan’s Lower School

The Passport Club is making its return to Wesleyan’s Lower School.  The program, available for first through fourth graders, is an interactive way for students to self-study geography and different cultures.  Wesleyan is the only school in the entire state of Georgia participating in the program.

 “Early familiarity and knowledge of the world's countries and cultures is essential for our students to be future leaders in their workplaces, communities, and churches,” said Jason Erb, Lower School Principal. “The Wesleyan Passport Club students to explore and learn about the world around them in a fun, engaging, and lightly competitive environment.”

Students choose their own pace, studying the location of five, ten, 15 or 25 countries each month, gain in-depth knowledge on one feature country per month through video and self-study, and earn exciting rewards, including stamps for their “passport”, country flag pins for their lanyard, and world-market bucks for an end-of-the-year world market. One day each month students visit “customs officials” during lunch to be tested.

“Passport club is a year around program that introduces our lower school students to the vast diversity of people and cultures around the world,” said Jason Scheer, Dean of Diversity.  “This unique program is designed to spark a lifelong interest and appreciation for all of the world’s diverse cultures and prepares our students to thrive and grow in a wonderfully diverse world.”

Each year, about 240 students participate in the club. This year students from multiple areas have joined, including some from Peachtree Corners, Brookhaven, Johns Creek, Dunwoody, Roswell, and Alpharetta.

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