Project overview and purpose

'A Week in the Life...' is a Flat Connections Project for Elementary School students of approximately ages 8-11 (Grades 3-6). The curriculum focus is interdisciplinary, including concepts for how we live, how we communicate, cultural understanding and global awareness. The aim of the project is holistic and fosters collaborative learning. It joins Elementary School classrooms globally with a view to exploring what life is like in each country through discussion, sharing and collecting multimedia to create final products together. These are then compared and contrasted and become the focus of further inquiry-based educational activities during and after the global project.