Calif. students explore the world with pen pal program

06/10/2014 | Santa Cruz Sentinel (Calif.)

Students at Westlake Elementary School in Santa Cruz, Calif., are learning about life in other countries by exchanging letters with peers. With the aid of School-to-School International, fourth- and fifth-graders learned about the communal way of life and challenges of access to water from their West African friends, while third-graders shared with peers in Ukraine. "To have that kind of paradigm shift, when a child learns about living life in a different way than what they were raised, is really powerful," program associate Claire Wasserman said.

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