1. Describe the photographs.
In _____ there is/are…
How are they similar to and different from one another?
2. Which photo do you think is different from the others? Why?
3. Would you rather (your children) go to school in a cave, in a forest, or on a river? Why?
4. Read about three unique schools:
unique (adjective) different in some way
In rural areas of Bangladesh in the monsoon season, many schools flood and children cannot attend classes for weeks. To overcome this challenge, boats have been converted into floating schools to ensure the continuation of education.
Dongzhong elementary school in Mao village, China, was a school unlike any other. Dongzhong translates to “in cave”, which is appropriate because this school was actually inside a cave! The school operated from 1984 until its closure in 2011. During its busiest period, the school employed eight teachers who taught 186 children.
A growing movement across Europe is that of forest kindergartens. Forest kindergartens have classes outside and use the natural environment to inspire learning. Young learners who attend forest kindergartens get a practical, nature-based education and gain a respect for the outdoors.