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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 of our lives underway, we turn to picture books to help kids understand the refugee experience and to encourage them to open their hearts to help. These stories, combined with thoughtful and appropriate discussions, can help students think critically, develop empathy, and inspire kindness.  Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.…

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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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Celebrate Outdoor Classroom Day

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Believe in the power of outdoor learning and play? Get involved in Outdoor Classroom Day! Think about the last time you saw a child grinning wildly, bursting with excitement and eager to explore. Chances are they were outside in the playground at break time, not sitting in class trying to grasp a new mathematical concept.…

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Idioms for English Language Learners

An idiom is a phrase that says one thing but means something different. They are used across all cultures and languages, and can be particularly confusing for early and new language learners because they do not mean what they say. The popular English idiom, Don’t spill the beans doesn’t refer to actually “spilling beans.” It means…

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