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International Education

International Education in New Jersey

To further the mission of international education in our schools, Fair Lawn’s Chinese teachers established a backpack exchange with a sister school in China.  The collective backpack makes several “voyages” throughout the year, each focusing on one theme, or aspect, of middle school life.  The backpack becomes a culture bearer, providing insight into items of interest to middle school learners such as student art work, scrapbooks, photo albums, school print materials, sample assignments, student poetry, favorite books, magazines, CDs and much more.  To reach the wider community, the backpack and its contents have become a traveling museum show to be signed out on an overnight basis so that every family has an opportunity to examine its contents and to learn from them along with their children.  Click Voyages of Discovery through a Backpack Exchange for more information on this project.