Making passports for a class project is a fun and interesting way to teach about travel and other countries. You can create an individual passport for each child in the class, and have them collect stamps as they learn about each new country. Model your class passports on official ones using clip art and passport templates to make them feel authentic for your students, and personalise them with students' names, pictures, birth dates and where they were born.
Design your passport to include four sections that fit on an 8.5 by 11 inch sheet of printer paper. These sections should be the cover, back cover, first page for student information and a blank page for stamps.
Print out your passport template. Cut the paper in half to so that you now have one strip of paper with the cover and back cover, and another with first and second pages of your passport.
Fold the two strips of paper in half, and place the first and second pages of your passport inside the front and back cover. Cut another piece of printer paper in half and insert it into the passport to create more blank pages if desired.
Staple along the spine of your passport to make a book with pages.
Fill in the student information on the first page, including full name, birth date, place of birth and country of citizenship. Write a passport number in the top right corner, and draw a "mug shot" picture of the student on the left-hand side.
Divide the blank pages into two by two grids to make space for the stamps of the countries you'll be "visiting."
Things you need
- Printer paper