1. Sharing



To become aware of daily chores

To appreciate cultural values

To develop positive attitudes


Language arts


Creatrive, reflective


An extended activity


Correspondence is an important way to share information.  Many of us have friends far away and use letters to keep in touch.  Participants will have the opportunity to correspond with someone of a similar age living in a different country to share thoughts and ideas.


The educator will arrange for a family with whom the group can correspond.  There are a number of organizations such as UNICEF and Foster Parents Plan who may be able to help in finding a family.  It will be the educator’s responsibility to organize and oversee the project.

Pictures, if available, and information about the family will be distributed to the group.  If there is a language barrier participants will have to find  different ways of communicating with their new friend or friends.  A friend may speak English but be enable to read or write it.

The important part of this project is to learn and share information about ways of living and cultural beliefs.


Address of family

Information about the family

Writing materials


Individuals may decide to continue writing to a member of the family on their own.  This could develop into a long friendship.