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From My Window

From My Window is an #OwnVoices picture book with a first-hand view of what children growing up in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro see every day. Inspired by his own childhood in a favela in Brazil, author Otávio Júnior’s poetic story celebrates the diversity of this unique community. “I live to tell stories, mostly about the favela, which…

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Earth Hour

Earth Hour is a worldwide movement in support of energy conservation and sustainability, sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). On a Saturday night near the equinox of March, in thousands of cities, individuals, businesses, and famous monuments such as the Eiffel Tower, the Great Wall of China, and the Statue of Liberty go dark…

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World Wildlife Day

The United Nations’ World Wildlife Day, held annually on March 3, is a global celebration of the beautiful and diverse forms of wild animals and plants on our planet. It’s also an opportunity for raising awareness of the many benefits they provide to people and to drive discussions and work towards transformative change on the urgent threats facing…

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Growing Global Resources for Ages 0-5

Raising children to become responsible and caring citizens of the world begins at birth. Books, music, and food are fun ways to introduce other cultures and inspire curiosity about the world while developing important skills. Growing Global: Resources Ages 0-5 features quality products and resources that help feed the mind, soul, and tummies of our tiniest global citizens. (It’s a…

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The Cloud Artist

Gazing at the clouds – watching them move, shift, and create beautiful art in the sky. Many of us have experienced this, but what we haven’t experienced is being able to create the art. That special gift belongs to the Choctaw*, shared in the Native American tale The Cloud Artist. The Cloud Artist (Hoshonti Holbvttoba Inchunli) is a bilingual…

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Grow Your Own Musical Instrument

Grow Your Own Musical Instrument is a guest post by Daria – World Music for Children. All over the world, people use the most amazing natural objects as part of their music-making traditions.  In Latin America and Africa, you can find shakers made from the seed pods of the pacay tree.  In Australia, hollowed-out tree branches are…

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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. Check out the book trailer: Disclosure: This…

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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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Songkran

The Songkran Festival celebrates the traditional Thai New Year from April 13-15. The word Songkran comes from a Sanskrit phrase meaning “passage of the sun.” It is a time for house cleaning, family gatherings, visiting temples, and throwing water. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you click through and make a purchase, we receive a…

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