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Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat Festival, or Duanwu Festival, is an important Chinese celebration filled with legends and traditions. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you click through and make a purchase, we receive a small commission at no extra charge to you. Dragon Boat Legend Dragon Boat Festival has been celebrated on the fifth day of…

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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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Multicultural Children's Book Day

Each year authors, publishers, parents, teachers, bloggers, and librarians join forces to present an online event that shines a spotlight on diversity in children’s literature: Multicultural Children’s Book Day. The mission of the event is to raise awareness of diverse books AND to get more of them into classrooms and libraries. Valarie Budayr from Jump Into a…

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4 Ways to Introduce Global Learning Into a Classroom

Hello! My name is Becky Morales, and I am an ESL and Spanish teacher and mom to five kiddos through adoption and birth. Our family is somewhat unique because we have such a mixture of cultures in our house (Mexican, Chinese, Ethiopian, African-American, white). When my kids were little, I looked for simple ways to…

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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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South Africa's First Olympians

South Africa’s official participation in the Olympic Games began in 1908; however, the country’s involvement at the 1904 Games is a great, rarely heard story – revealing the athletes that weren’t there to compete in the first place. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you click through and make a purchase, we receive a small commission at no extra charge…

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Sprinkle your Summer with Culture

Sprinkle your summer activities with cultural learning. Introduce and celebrate the beautiful diversity in our world through books, food and fun! READ!  Head to the library or your local bookstore. Choose books that feature diverse characters and communities and that offer a look into other experiences and cultures. Read Around the World Summer Reading Series  Recommended books for the whole family,…

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Children's Days

May 5 Children’s Day Celebrations National Children’s Days are observed on various days throughout the year in countries all around the world.  The day is devoted to celebrating the health and happiness of all children. Japan and South Korea celebrate Children’s Day on May 5, the fifth day of the fifth month. Kodomo No Hi is a national holiday in Japan.  Colorful…

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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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