Another Country Calling... The Adventures of Simon and Barklee Multidisciplinary stories and teaching tools for young global citizens
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Hey, kids - teachers - and parents! Hop on board for a world-wide romp with Simon and Barklee!

Simon T. McTwill and Barklee are globetrotting best friends who roam the globe following Simon's passion to sing from its famous stages and Barklee's love of adventure. They see, taste, touch, learn and question as they explore country-by-country with new friends.

Literacy development and language arts skills are the objectives but the heroes lead students through a host of other areas of learning.

Just look at what kids will find!:

  • Reading and thinking strategies
  • Writing
  • Vocabulary and foreign language
  • Comprehension skills
  • Math
  • Geography
  • History
  • Music and art
  • Cultural studies
Each adventure and travel book is accompanied by activities and teachers' curriculum materials. Elementary teachers, home school families and other educators will find the international books and teaching tools an excellent resource for reading instruction, vocabulary development, writing, social studies, unit studies, independent projects and classroom lesson plans and teaching strategies

Materials correlate to most state standards. See our State Standards page for more information.

The Simon and Barklee series does it all. It's about literacy, global citizenship, travel, adventure, reading, social studies math and the arts. It provides educational materials, teaching tools and methods, thorough lesson plans, homeschool and elementary curriculum. Learn more from our "For Educators" page.

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