Teacher: Rachel Whitson


In this course, we use beautifully illustrated stories, discussion, and video to “travel” the world together, one country at a time! We explore physical geography, local customs, religion, political systems, and a host of other ideas. This is a fast-paced, generally fun class but some of the social studies topics (persecution, slavery, extreme poverty…) that arise are challenging. Mature younger children are welcome to join us but parents may want to consider volunteering as assistants so they can continue these conversations at home. No homework is assigned. I provide a handout each week that includes resources for further exploration as well as “challenge questions” that can be used for writing prompts or family discussion. Looking forward to having you join us in our travels!