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Global Learning Resources – for Kids

Global Learning Resources for Kids

It’s been a great week collaborating with other global educators for our Global Learning in the Elementary Classroom miniseries. We featured information, resources, and activities to teach our youngest learners about world geography and cultures. To conclude this series, we’re sharing a round-up of resources for kids to use as they explore and learn about the world. Global Learning Resources – for Kids…

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Global Learning in the Elementary Classroom

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Global Learning in the Elementary Classroom is a mini-series designed to provide educators with quality resources to teach their students about world geography and cultures. With the help of some great global educators, we are featuring information, ideas, and resources to teach our youngest learners about the diverse world we all share. Kicking off the series is an introduction to…

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If You Were Me and Lived in…

If You Were Me and Lived in

Our mission at Globe Trottin’ Kids is teaching children about world geography and cultures, so we were thrilled to receive these four books from author Carole P. Roman to review for Multicultural Children’s Book Day. Carole P. Roman‘s series explores ancient civilizations throughout history. The format is engaging, placing the reader back in time and using rich details to introduce the landscape…

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40 Ways to Go Global in the Elementary Classroom

40 Ways to Go Global in the Elementary Classroom

40 Ways to Go Global in the Elementary Classroom Children need lots of opportunities to learn about the diverse world around them.  Exploring world geography, reading multicultural literature, researching world cultures, playing traditional games, and being involved in service to others are just some of the 40 Ways to build your classroom community of global learners. Disclosure: This post…

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South Africa’s Flag: A Symbol of Unity and Progress

South Africa was at a major turning point in the early 1990s. Apartheid was coming to an end, a democratic government was being formed, and Nelson Mandela was about to become the first black president of South Africa.  The country needed a new flag to represent its new vision. South Africa’s New Flag A public competition was held for…

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Hina Matsuri: The Japanese Doll Festival

Hina Matsuri

Hina Matsuri, also known as the Japanese Doll Festival or Girls’ Day, is celebrated on March 3 every year. Hina are the special dolls for the occasion and matsuri is the Japanese word for a festival or holiday. Families and communities wish health and happiness for all girls on this special day. Disclosure: This post…

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Chinese New Year Resources & Activities

Chinese New Year Resources & Activities

Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival, is a traditional and important holiday celebrated in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia, and other Asian countries and communities around the globe. People travel long distances to reunite with family and participate in traditions that occur before, during, and after the New Year. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate…

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Speaking Aussie: An A to Z of Words and Phrases

Speaking AussieA 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. Introduce…

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Australia Country Research Project

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

Australia Learning Resources for Kids

Australia is an island continent in the Southern hemisphere. Explore the country’s rich history, beautiful landscape and diverse culture with a variety of resources. 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 Your World: Australia Visit our Australia profile page for…

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