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Introducing Cultures Through International Cuisines

Children learn best about different people and languages through first-hand experience. They are sensory beings who learn through the experiences of touch, see, smell, hear and taste. It can be challenging to incorporate all five senses into a cultural lesson. Or is it? Not when you let children experience new cultures through cuisine. This post…

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40 Ways to go global...

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 contains…

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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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A Taste of South Africa

One of the ways our family likes to travel is through food. While researching for our Taste of South Africa night, we weren’t surprised to learn that the cuisine is as diverse as the country itself. Influenced by many cultures including indigenous, Dutch, Malaysian, French, and Indian, South Africans have a rainbow of choices for their tables.  …

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South Africa printables

Kids will love exploring the beautiful country of South Africa and creating a book or a poster to share what they learned. Materials a poster board or sheets of paper stapled together glue or tape printables (free download) South Africa Country Profile library books about South Africa National Geographic Kids Kids World Travel Guide 100 Best Things…

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Orthodox Easter Traditions

Orthodox Christians in Greece, Russia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, and other countries around the world celebrate Orthodox Easter or Pascha. Church services, decorating eggs, playing games, and eating traditional foods are typical parts of the celebration. The Date The Orthodox Church uses the Julian calendar for determining Easter (compared to Western churches using the Gregorian calendar), which usually results in Orthodox Easter falling…

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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. By clicking through and making a purchase, we receive a small…

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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…

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