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10 Books to Help Kids Understand the Refugee Experience

a post with 10 recommended picture books about the refugee experience

With the fastest-growing refugee crisis underway, we turn to picture books to help kids understand the refugee experience and encourage them to open their hearts to help. Combined with thoughtful and appropriate discussions, these stories can help students think critically, develop empathy, and inspire kindness.  Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. By clicking through and…

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The Name Jar Teaching Resources

The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi Being the new kid in school is hard enough, but what happens when nobody can pronounce your name? Having just moved from Korea, Unhei is anxious about fitting in. So instead of introducing herself on the first day of school, she decides to choose an American name from a…

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Teach Kids How to Say Hello in Different Languages Around the World

how to say hello around the world

Whether traveling to another country, shopping at an international market, or meeting a new friend, learning to say hello in different languages is a great way to connect with others. Exploring global languages is an important learning activity for children, and “Hello” is a great place to start! Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. By…

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Download a Free Interactive Me on a Map Flip Book Today

free printable me on a map flipbook

Me on a Map? Are your students able to locate their place in the world? Can they demonstrate a basic understanding of world geography? From knowing their address to identifying the planets, kids need this important foundation for future global learning experiences. Download our free interactive Flip Book, and continue reading to learn how we…

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5 Important Book Categories for Classroom Library and Why Kids Need Them

5 important books categories for classroom library

Books play a powerful role in teaching, connecting, and inspiring students and the importance of including diverse books in a classroom library cannot be overstated.  Diverse books offer multiple perspectives, promote understanding, develop an awareness of the world, and encourage engagement in solving local and global issues.  We use 5 categories for classroom library to support…

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7 Earth Tales From Around the World

These 7 Earth Tales From Around the World share the unique connection between the natural world and cultures of the past – and remind us of our important work as the caretakers of today. A hands-on craft project for each tale provides an opportunity for further discussion and inspiration for additional activities. Disclosure: This post…

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Story of the Mongolian Tent House

Learn how the traditional Mongolian tent house, a ger, was created long ago by using nature for inspiration and how it later became a symbol of harmony and friendship. Story of the Mongolian Tent House was created by a diverse team. The story is based on an original tale by award-winning Mongolian author, Dashdondog Jamba,…

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7 Unique Cultures We Could Learn From

7 Unique Cultures We Can Learn From

7 Unique Cultures We Can Learn From is a guest post by Mo Mulla from Parental Questions – a resource for simple & practical tips that solve everyday parental problems.   We live in a world with many different cultures. Some of these are ancient, while others are current. It’s a fascinating and diverse world…

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