Your Geography Adventure starts with a map

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What is Passport Club?    

Originating in Washington State in 1994, Passport Club is an enrichment program for students to learn geography in a fun and easy way. Through the program, students learn to locate some of the world’s countries as well as other major geographic locations, such as continents and ocean, with parents, family members, or Passport Club friends at home, and are tested at school once per month.

This program is funded by PTSA and free to Enatai students.

 

What do the club members do?

Students Grade 1-5

In September, students Grade 1-5 are issued with passports after they register for Passport Club. The passports will be kept at school and returned to students at the end of the school year.

Each month, students receive study maps from school and parents receive online study maps via email. Students learn locations of countries in their chosen levels at home. During the Passport day at school, students are asked to point out the places they learn to passport checkers and are rewarded with international stamps for every level they pass.

Students who participate all 9 months of Passport Checks will receive Passport Certificates. Students who pass 7 out of 9 months earn a special award at the end of the school year.

Starting from Oct, there is a special itinerary for students who would like to take more challenges and develop deeper understandings of countries and cultures.   Students at any levels are welcome to participate this optional challenge and earn special stamps for completion of the special itinerary.  More details will be emailed to Passport Club members along with the monthly study maps.

Kindergarteners

Registration, at home study, and monthly Passport Checks do not apply to Kindergarteners.  Passport Club will arrange periodic in-class presentations and fun activities for Kindergarteners to introduce them to Passport Club concept and prepare them to the geographic challenges in Grade 1.  By participating all in-class activities, kindergarteners are considered to pass Passport Program and will earn a special award at the end of the school year.  

 

What is the time commitment? How to select study level?

This is a progressive program with five levels. Students start to learn 5 countries per month at Level 1 and are eventually built to learn all countries at Level 5 through multiple years.

At the beginning of every school year, students choose the level that best suits their age, interest, and available study time and learn the locations at the chosen level each month. The levels can be adjusted up or down through the school year.

 

Levels Locations studied per month Estimated study time per month Pass the check
1 5 10-20 minutes 1 mistake is allowed
2 Locations from Level 1, plus 5 more  20-30 minutes 1 mistake per level is allowed
3 Locations from Level 1 &2, plus 5 more 30-40 minutes 1 mistake per level is allowed
4 Locations from Level 1,2, &3, plus 10 more 30-50 minutes 1 mistake per level from Level 1-3 and 2 mistakes from Level 4 are allowed
5 Locations from Level 1,2,3,&4, plus 5 more 30-60 minutes 1 mistake per level from Level 1-3 & 5 and 2 mistakes from Level 4 are allowed

 

How to help your child study at home?

1. Post the monthly study map in a prominent place in your home as a reminder to your child. You can also hang a large world wall map in your child’s bedroom.

2. Help your child set aside 10 minutes each week to study the map.

3. Use the monthly online practice test on the Passport Club website to prepare and practice with your child. (http://www.passportclubonline.com/prezi-presentations.html)

4. Act as a checker and have your child identified the locations on the blank map for you before the Passport Days.

5. Talk to your child about global events in the news and find the locations on a map.

 

What is Passport Day? 

Passport Day is a Friday of each month, when students meet Passport Checkers in the common area of each grade at school first thing in the morning (7:40-8:30am) and are asked to point out the locations they learn for the month on a big blank map.

If students miss a Passport Day, they can ask for a make-up check in the following Passport Days.

The schedule for 2017-2018 is:

September 22 / October 20 / November 17 / December 8 / January 12 / February 9 / March 9 / April 6 / May 4

 

Who are the adult Passport Checkers?

Passport checkers are volunteers of parents and family members. Their contribution of time makes this program possible. We love to have your help with the monthly Passport Checks regardless it is one hour per month or one hour per year.   If you’d like to volunteer or get more information, please email enataippc@gmail.com or sign up here

 

How to register or get more information?

You can register online (click link below) or email to enataippc@gmail.com with your children’s names, grades, and the names of their teachers.

Questions or more information, please email enataippc@gmail.com

 

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