Global Classroom Project

Jessica Wheaton

[email protected]

Grade: 2nd

Partner Country: United Kingdom

Content Focus:  Science/Social Studies

Sustainable Development Goal: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

FCPS Portrait of a Graduate Attribute: Communicator

Partnership Description: Teachers will connect via email, google meets, and snail mail. Throughout the year teachers will communicate regarding status of project. Each side of the project will create something different to share ideas, similarities, and differences to build cultural proficiency. 


What is the Global Classroom Project?

Elementary, middle, and high schools throughout Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) participate in the Global Classroom Project, which provides an opportunity for students to work with peers from around the world on authentic tasks and challenges. 

As part of the Global Classroom Project, schools select a Sustainable Development Goal from among 17 goals established by the United Nations as a blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet. 

Throughout the Global Classroom Project, students also learn attributes of Portrait of a Graduate, which prioritizes the development of skills that will empower FCPS students to be productive citizens of a global community and successful in the workforce of the future. 


FCPS Global Classrooms