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Take a Musical Journey to Africa

The Land of Yangalele, a new children’s music CD by Congolese-American artist “Papa Siama” Matuzungidi and singer “Auntie Dallas” Johnson, introduces children to African culture, rhythms and music. Yangalele (Yawn-gah-LAY-lay) means “happiness” in Kikongo, one of the Bantu languages spoken by people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of the Congo, and Angola (and one…

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Pepe Builds a Nest

Pepe Builds a Nest by Theodore Jerome Cohen is a wonderful book to share with young children that deals with the issue of bullying. A conflict between two penguins leads to learning important values and life lessons including honesty, hard work, persistence, standing up for yourself and others, friendship, and forgiveness. Written in rhyme, it makes for a…

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What does it mean to be global? Start this important conversation in your home or classroom with the help of Rana DiOrio’s book, What Does It Mean to Be Global? Through simple text and beautiful illustrations, young learners will discover that being global means being a citizen of the world. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. By…

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They have been performing for the past 50 years, and have been nominated for Grammy, Tony, Emmy, and Academy awards. Nelson Mandela called them “South Africa’s cultural ambassadors.” They are Ladysmith Black Mambazo, a male a cappella choral group from South Africa that performs all around the world teaching about their country and culture.   In 1960…

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Globe Trottin’ Kids provides resources for teaching children about our diverse world.  We offer a variety of tools to help integrate global learning across all content areas throughout the year. Globe Trottin’ Kids offers free and paid products for the elementary classroom.  Our most popular items are the country research projects.  Students complete a variety of…

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Speaking Aussie An A to Z

Speaking Aussie: An A to Z of  Words and Phrases The ankle biters are enjoying their Paddle Pops and fairy floss in the lounge room. (The little children are enjoying their frozen treats and cotton candy in the living room.) While the majority of Australians speak English, Australian English has its own distinctive accent and vocabulary.…

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Australia Research Project

Australia Country Research Project Engage children in a variety of interactive activities as they research the geography and culture of Australia. Students work independently, with a partner, or in a small group to research Australia using classroom books and websites (including ours!).  They complete a variety of activities to create a fun, interactive final presentation – …

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Australia Learning Resources for Kids

Explore Australia – an island continent in the Southern hemisphere. Discover its rich history, beautiful landscape, and diverse culture. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you click through, a small commission will be paid to Globe Trottin’ Kids at no additional cost to you. Explore Australia: Resources for Kids Visit our Australia profile page for…

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This is the Way We Go to School

While children all over the world go to school, the way they get there can be very different. Early morning commutes to school vary depending on where you live and the resources that are available. And some of the ways children get to school illustrate the sheer determination they have just to get there! Ask students to share…

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