Welcome to Passport Club


Passport Club is an Alden PTA after school geography program being offered for the 2022-2023 school year. Passport Club provides a foundation in global literacy and inspires curiosity about the world. Students study the locations of countries and are tested on their knowledge. Depending on the level they choose, by the end of the year they will have learned the locations of many, or all, of the countries of the world! In addition, students will learn about countries from discussions with Country Ambassadors from our community!

Please email passport@aldenpta.org or contact@aldenpta.org if you have any questions about the program.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Passport Club registration is closed for 2022-2023.

Students with a strong interest in maps and geography are encouraged to register. Two maps are assigned for each meeting and map checks are to be done at home.

Students are REQUIRED to study up to their grade level and are encouraged to study up to Level 5.
3rd Grade - Level 1, 2 and 3 (approximately 15 countries per month)

4th Grade - Level 1, 2, 3, and 4 (approximately 25 countries per month)

5th Grade - Level 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 (approximately 25 countries per month plus capitals)


Due to limited time, map checks will not be done during the meeting. Students should study and complete map checks at home using the online quizzes or with an adult quizzing with a blank map.

Submit online map checks or results of map check done with an adult at home on the Map Checking page HERE.


Each student receives a passport to record his or her mastery of the world’s continents, countries, and/or capitals through the program. During the meeting, students put stickers in their passports based on the number of places they have identified correctly on the maps for the meeting and will take their passport home at the end of the year. Volunteers will assist the students with identifying how many stamps they have earned based on the submitted forms.


In addition, volunteer Country Ambassadors will share information about the countries being studied. Ambassadors are parents, family members, students, teachers or community members who volunteer who share about countries they have visited, lived in or worked in. Meetings may also include books, activities, music or videos teaching about the countries being studied. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about countries around the world!