Take a virtual trip around the world and meet new friends with GeoQuest Virtual PenPals!
During this step-by-step learning experience, students will gather information about their community creating a series of five digital postcards. Friends of the Montana World Affairs Council from around the world are busy writing their digital postcard packs. You and your students will be able to internationally trade postcards--learning about geography, contemporary culture, history, and global good news. Extension activities and teaching recommendations are included in this program.
The GeoQuest program is designed to get students excited about countries and is geared for grades 4-8th but can be scaffolded up or down!
To Register for GeoQuest Virtual PenPals:
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Q: How much does this program cost?
A: It is FREE! The Montana World Affairs Council is dedicated to providing all resources to Montana schools for free.
Q: Who writes the postcards?
A: The postcards are written by our contacts and partners with the Montana World Affairs Council. Each postcard is written by a citizen of that country. We review postcards before sending them to schools.
Q: Do we need to create separate postcards for each country?
A: No! Create one set of postcards. Copy your set and edit the 'To:' address to reflect the appropriate country.
Q: How long will it take to receive postcards?
A: Plan on about 1 week from the time sent.
Q: Where do we send our set of postcards?
A: The Montana World Affairs Council is acting as Postmaster General! Send postcards to Lsmith@montanaworldaffairs.org
Q: How many sets of postcards can we send?
A: You can send as many postcard sets as we have participating countries!
Q: I know someone in a country that is not on the list, may I send them the postcard template?
A: Yes, but please note that if you send the postcard template to someone else, we are not responsible for the content of the postcards.