This post is not-so-official shout-out to my favorite PBS geography show from grade school: Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
Now you have the theme song stuck in your head, right? You’re welcome.
But back to Compassion…
In my last letter, I took Michelle’s advice and wrote about spring ( what plants we are growing, how dry it is here and how we need rain for our cotton farmers so they can plant their crops, etc.), but I’ve already started planning ahead for my next letter. The theme: geography, of course. More specifically, where in the world my Compassion kids live in relation to us.
My first thought was to download a map and mark our locations on it. So I did…
Then I began to wonder what the actual distance was between us. Google maps was no help, but timeandmaps.com has a distance calculator.
It’s not an “exact” calculation (because you have to select the nearest airports rather than listing actual cities), but it’s a good approximation!
I thought this geography-themed letter would also be a good time to talk about our landscape, regional crops, etc. It’s like a social studies lesson all wrapped up in a friendly letter!
Have you written your Compassion kid lately? What did you share with him/her?