Global Classroom Project

Learning about food security, nutrition, and sustainable agriculture

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: 4th 

Partner Country: Japan

Content Focus: Science: Ecosystems, Weather, and Climate

Sustainable Development Goal: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutirition, and promote sustainable agriculture

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

Partnership Description: Students at Great Falls Elementary are collaborating with students at the Minowa Chubu Elementary School in Nagano, Japan to use a common food staple, rice, as a launching point for building connections with other cultures, learning about sustainable agriculture, and understanding ways our environement affects the food we eat.

Global Classroom Project Teacher