Rural Trust Fellows Bring Global Connections to the Rural Classroom

Last Updated: March 24, 2014

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In the summer of 2013, Rural Trust Global Fellows Meg Allison and Pamela Dow traveled to France and Italy to explore the cultural foundations, the castles and towers, the feasts and the arts of fairy tales to deepen their own as well as their students' enchantment and wonder. When they returned to their small rural school, these GTF Fellows wanted to make their experiences come alive for students. This led them to the idea of planning a simulated airplane excursion to Paris, where students flew on a mock "airplane" and then "disembarked" to explore the sights and sounds of the City of Lights. While on their Paris excursion, students were given instructions in French and English. This gave students an opportunity to use some of what they have learned in French class, which is mandatory at Moretown Elementary.

To learn more, please visit Welcome to Paris!

To read about other 2013 Global Teacher Fellows, please go to Rural Trust's 2013 Global Teacher Fellows or 2013 Global Fellows Share Experiences

For more information on the Global Teacher Fellowship Program, please visit Rural School and Community Trust's Global Teacher Fellowship Program