Global Classroom Project

Our Collaboration with Sri Lanka to Address Climate Change and Gender Equality

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. 

Our School's Partnership

Grade: 6th 

Partner Country: Sri Lanka

Content Focus: Social Studies and Science

Sustainable Development Goal: Climate Action and Gender Equality

FCPS Portrait of a Graduate Attributes: Communicator, Collaborator, Ethical & Global Citizen

Partnership Description: Students at Bonnie Brae Elementary are working with students at the Overseas School of Columbo in Sri Lanka to share, collaborate, provide feedback, and celebrate as they focus on action steps to address climate change and gender equality. (Sustainable Development Goal #s 13 and 5).

Global Clasroom Project Teacher