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Global citizenship begins with a connection to local community. For kids, investigating and connecting with their communities is the first step in engaging with the larger world.

The Community Citizenry Project activities are designed to familiarize children with their own communities: instilling a sense of pride in what their communities have accomplished, and a sense of potential about what their communities can become. The curriculum integrates Panwapa online activities into a series of projects that result in the creation of a Community Citizenry Project. Ideally, at the end of the project, the completed project will be displayed in an appropriate place in the community.

The last page of this curriculum contains a reproducible Panwapa Diplomat Certificate that can be given to kids once they have completed these lessons. The certificate is meant to both celebrate what the group has accomplished, and to provide a visual reminder of the group’s continuing commitment to global citizenship and involvement in Panwapa World.


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Panwapa is a program designed to teach young children about other cultures and how to be a part of the global community. Global citizenry begins with a connection to your own community. Understanding, investigating and connecting with your community is the first step in engaging with the larger world. The concept of the “wider world” is more concrete and realistic for kids who have a deeper understanding of the way they fit into their immediate world. This worksheet serves as a "profile." Using this profile, Panwapa kids describe themselves and what makes them unique, so they can meet other Panwapa kids and appreciate their similarities, and their differences. This resource is part of the Panwapa Community Citizenry Project Collection.
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This unit is the first of six in the Panwapa Community Citizenry Project Curriculum. Students are introduced to the idea of community and discuss their community before making avatars and cards to represent themselves. By reflecting on what is important in their own community, students can learn to appreciate someone else's. This resource is part of the Panwapa Community Citizenry Project Collection.
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This unit is the second of six in the Panwapa Community Citizenry Project Curriculum. In this unit,students learn about the challenges of communicating in different languages, and learn about the information included in maps. They will learn how to express what their geographical area is like to others, learning to appreciate its features in the process. By considering the features of their own community, students will be more ready to learn about the features of other geographic areas. This resource is part of the Panwapa Community Citizenry Project Collection.
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This unit is the third of six in the Panwapa Community Citizenry Project Curriculum. Students explore the concept of tradition and discuss how and why traditions are passed through history. To create a history exhibit, they explore their own artifacts and traditions. This resource is part of the Panwapa Community Citizenry Project Collection.
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This unit is the fourth of six in the Panwapa Community Citizenry Project Curriculum. Students explore the concept of teamwork by considering all of the skills and good necessary to make a community run smoothly. This resource is part of the Panwapa Community Citizenry Project Collection.
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This unit is the fifth of six in the Panwapa Community Citizenry Project Curriculum. Students are instructed in how to visit someone else's Information Booth, put together and display their own, and reflect on what they have learned by exploring different communities, including their own. This resource is part of the Panwapa Community Citizenry Project Collection.
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This unit is the sixth of six in the Panwapa Community Citizenry Project Curriculum. Students are directed to a game which raises awareness about people globally fulfill certain needs ranging from food and water to literacy and education. This resource is part of the Panwapa Community Citizenry Project Collection.
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Panwapa Diplomat Certificate

by Azibo from Panwapa Island

This certificate is to be awarded to students after they have completed the Community Citizenry Project lessons and activities. This resource is part of the Panwapa Community Citizenry Project Collection.
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