Off to Class

Off to Class

Incredible and Unusual Schools Around the World

Book - 2011
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Describes some of the different and unusual school settings around the world, from an environmentally sustainable school in India to schools within caves in China and schools for the nomadic tribes of Siberia.
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : Owlkids, c2011
ISBN: 9781926818856
Characteristics: 64 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 26 cm


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Mar 17, 2014

This book was really amazing because it shows how great people are for eduacation!I love all the creative school houses that they made for the kids and the way they wrote the book!Overall it was a fantastic book! :3

Feb 06, 2014

Sounds nice!

Feb 06, 2014


Feb 03, 2014

I loved this book! I feel so bad for some of those kids because they can't all get to school, because of no money or their parents need them to work and make money, and there are also some amazing people that are helping these kids. I loved the book!

Jan 31, 2014

this book was awesome! And i never knew so many kids have never been to school: i am so grateful.
Over 100 million kids have never been to school.

Jan 28, 2014

I really like this book because I now know that some people are very poor so that they can't go to school and i am very lucky.

Jan 27, 2014

I am reading this book and I think it is pretty improtant to Asian kids.

Jan 18, 2014

This book I haven't finish yet
so far this book is important for Asian people food, school and much more!!!

Sep 25, 2012

Forgotten villages, places destroyed by natural disasters, and communities of poverty still find a way to have an educational system.

From school house boats, to tents, to the most environmentally school in Canada (Windsor) this book has a lot of interesting stories.

SPL_Childrens Aug 30, 2012

Children around the world will be off to class in September and as readers of Susan Hughes’s book will discover, some students will be attending rather unusual or even extraordinary schools! Most schools are constructed of bricks, wood or concrete, but others are made of bamboo, cardboard or even mud. Some schools are canvas tents – for example, in the areas of Haiti where schools destroyed by a hurricane in 2010 have not yet been rebuilt. In some countries, schools even exist (or have existed) on boats, trains, train station platforms and in caves!

Can you imagine stepping into your backyard and climbing the stairs to a tree house in order to attend school? In Tennessee, the children of one family are taught by their parents in their own little tree house, built for that purpose. Sometimes schools come to the students. In India, where more children live on the street than in any other country, special buses operate as “Schools on Wheels,” driving specific routes each day and stopping for two hours in each location. Students are taught on the buses and learn at their own pace.

In a number of other Asian countries, traveling “Schools on Carts” visit communities of street children. And in many place around the world, school now comes to students via “distance learning,” using email and the Internet.
As declared by the United Nations, the right to an education is a basic human right. Unfortunately, about 215 million children throughout the world are unable to attend school because they must work or because they cannot afford school expenses. Hopefully, all children will someday have access to the learning and hope that an education offers.

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