Wednesday, March 28, 2007

The Passport Club

The Passport Club, a nonprofit organization, is an individualized, sequential, geography program for schools. Its main purpose is to help students learn some, or all of the world's countries over the course of a school year, and to meet essential academic learning requirements for geography. It also promotes strong parent involvement in the school.

Finally, the program introduces postage stamps as a valuable educational tool for teachers, and an interesting and enjoyable hobby for students.

The program was designed by a grade school teacher and built out of enthusiasm for geography. It began at Centennial Elementary in Olympia, Washington, in September, 1994, with 400 students. In the fall of 2006, there were more than 110 schools in twelve states using the program. Over 25,000 passports were ordered. The Passport Club has also been used at American schools in Shanghai, China and Penang, Malaysia.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM