Thursday, May 14, 2015

Teacher Travels

We all know that talking about children’s real life experiences and tapping into the knowledge they already have is a key strategy for working with children in the classroom. Living overseas gives some of those children experiences and knowledge that we don’t even have! With this in mind, we thought we would help provide some background knowledge for teachers on some of the traveled areas around Europe along with some off the beaten path cities you wouldn’t think to visit. That way when a child starts talking about taking the elevator all the way to the top of the tower (Eiffel Tower), we know what they are talking about!

For our first monthly Teacher Travels, we are starting close to home and visiting the oldest city in Germany, Trier. Trier is located on the banks of the Mosel River and was part of the Roman Empire. Its major point of interest is the Porta Nigra or Black Gate built in the 4th century. It is in amazingly good condition and you can walk through the arch to enter the walking area of the city. (It is very cool to actually touch something so old!) Other Roman sights are the Trier Cathedral, where the Holy Tunic is housed, Roman bath ruins, and the Constantine Basilica. Some museums include the Karl Marx House and the Toy Museum of Trier. Trier’s walk platz or walking area has lots of shops, restaurants of all types of foods (Yes, they have a McDonald’s.) and an open flower market. Trier is one of our favorite places to visit and a must see when friends/family are visiting.
Pictures of Trier, Germany

Pictures by Ms. S

Art & Other Activities:

 iMovie by K kids on living in Germany 


Art work by Ms. G's class
Videos of Trier:



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