Exploring Internet-Based Collaborative Projects


Partners Around 
the World

Local Environments
Data Collection
Student Reports

Developed by the
Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education (CIESE)


Partners Around
 the World

Lesson Plan

Partner Schools

Related Children's Books


Related Children's Books

Although the Square of Life focuses on science topics it is really a multidisciplinary project that incorporates many other subject areas.  Reading children's books that relate to the topics that are covered is a major aspect of the project.  Check out some of the books that can be used to improve reading skills through the use of this project...

Kindersley, Barnabas & Anabel. Children Just Like Me. DK Publishing Inc., 1995. Over the past two years, a photographer and a teacher have traveled to more than 30 countries, meeting and interviewing children. Each child's story is recorded in this remarkable book, published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Extraordinary photographs bring to life the children's families and homes, their clothes and food, their friends and favorite games, and other aspects of their daily lives. CLICK to purchase from Amazon.com

Brisson, Pat. Magic Carpet. Bradbury, 1991. Aunt Agatha and her niece Elizabeth invent a story describing how Agatha’s Chinese carpet might have traveled from Beijing to the United States. Trace the route along with them.  CLICK to purchase at Amazon.com

Bursick, Rose. Amelia’s Fantastic Flight. Henry Holt, 1992. Amelia builds an air plane and flies it around the world. Use a wall map to follow her travels. CLICK to purchase at Amazon.com (under $5.00)

Lobel, Anita. Away From Home. Greenwillow, 1994. Each of 26 boys visits a different major city of the world that starts with the first letter of his name. Find the cities on a map. Encourage students to find cities or countries that begin with their first initial. CLICK to purchase at Amazon.com

Priceman, Marjorie. How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World. Knopf, 1994. Follow a girl who travels to, among other countries, France, England, Jamaica, and the United States to gather the best ingredients for her apple pie. CLICK to purchase at Amazon.com

Singer, Marilyn. Nine O’ Clock Lullaby. HarperCollins, 1991. If it’s 10:00A.M. in Moscow, what time is it in Brooklyn, San Juan, or Guangzhou? The illustrations show what’s going on in the world as we travel the time zones. Use the globe as you read this book. CLICK to purchase at Amazon.com (under $5.00)

Copyright © 2001 Stevens Institute of Technology
Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education, All Rights Reserved