Around the World in 30 Books ELA, Writing, and Social Studies Unit

Amelia Capotosta
Grade Levels
2nd - 5th
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Are you ready to travel the world in 30 books?

Your students will LOVE this unit as they will experience 30 amazing stories all while getting a vocabulary, comprehension, writing, and social studies lesson in! 

Here is a breakdown but if you want an up-close and personal look at the unit, be sure to download the PDF.


-Teaching slides:

 These slides will literally walk you and your students through the lesson. Just display and go! You’ll learn a chant for the specific country you’re visiting, get some information about that area, and dive into the lessons. Everything you need to teach this is already included in the teaching slides.

-Printable Student Work

Each unit contains 4 lessons: comprehension, vocab, writing, and social studies and they are all specific to that book. These interactive assignments will pair wonderfully with the themes of the book.

-Lesson Plans:

You will have lesson plans for each book and each activity to consult before diving in. Everything is covered!

Grab your students, pack your bags and let’s travel the world!

Book Titles:

A Ticket Around the World

Fishing With Grandma

Stolen Words

Crossing Bok Chitto

The Proudest Blue


Her Right Foot

Dia De Los Muertos

Island Born

Planting Stories: The True Story of Pura Belpre

Biblioburro: The True Story from Columbia

Along the Tapajós

Ada's Violin

Sophie Scott Goes South

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Planting the Trees of Kenya

Emmanuel's Dream

One Plastic Bag

Fiona's Lace

A Walk in Paris

Christmas from Heaven

The Matchbox Diaries

The Librarian of Basra

The Library Bus

Four Feet Two Sandals

Manijhi Moves a Mountain

Festival of Colors


Ten Cents a Pound

This is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World

A full list of the learning skills is available in the downloadable preview. 

Enjoy the journey around the world with your students!

<3 Amelia + LaNesha

Total Pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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