Around the World in 20 Days: Virtual Flights and Explorations through Children’s Literature

Tiffany Craig, Special Education, Allenbrook Elementary School

Final Unit (PDF)  Implementing Common Core Standards (PDF)


The lessons and activities contained within this curriculum unit were developed to provide engaging and interactive virtual explorations around the world. The students for whom it is designed are fifth grade students within a special education program, not in a self-contained class but in a resource level of service. These lessons will occur three times a week for a total of forty-five minutes for twenty days. The unit instruction targets low-achieving students through a variety of explicit and systematic activities in order to increase reading comprehension through close reading activities and cultural experiences in which they otherwise may not be able to participate.