Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Geography at Center for Champions

I poked my head into a classroom and found that the teacher was not there, probably off somewhere attending a class run by our students.  I started chatting to the CatchUp 3 (equivalent to primary 5 and 6) students and ended up giving them a lesson in geography.  Many of the children are teenagers who have yet to finish primary school.  

I draw a map of the world from memory: Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Congo, Tanzania, Kenya, Somalia, Egypt, Sudan, South Africa, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, France, England, Germany, Holland, Denmark, USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Columbia, Saudi Arabia, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Singapore, Malaysia, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, North Korea, …

The students were enthusiastic and smart, and we had a lot of fun.  At some point the teacher came back.  She sat in the class and started pronouncing the names of the countries with her students.  Soon she came to the front and started teaching with me.  We had great fun together.  

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