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Teach Kindness in Your Classroom

Teach Kindness

Teach kindness in your classroom. Our world needs it now more than ever. Just as you plan for teaching literacy or math, plan for teaching kindness. Not just on one day. Not for one week. Integrate kindness into your curriculum through important discussions, engaging books, and meaningful activities all year long. We’ve got some great…

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Celebrate the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Through Song

Martin Luther King Through Song

Add a musical note to your celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. with I Have a Dream, a multicultural children’s music CD by award-winning performer DARIA. The album is framed around the civil rights leader’s message of looking to peoples’ hearts and not to the external trappings of race, religion or language. Disclosure: We received…

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Martí’s Song for Freedom: Book Review and Activities

Marti's Song for Freedom

Learn about José Martí, often referred to as the “Apostle of Cuban Independence,” in this bilingual biography written by Emma Otheguy and illustrated by Beatriz Vidal. Written in verse, including excerpts from Martí’s own poetry, this picture book introduces children and adults to his inspiring life story and his important contributions toward winning Cuba’s freedom from…

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40 Ways to Go Global in the Elementary Classroom

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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Human Rights Day Information & Resources for Kids

Human Rights Day

December 10 is Human Rights Day. It commemorates the signing of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), adopted by the United Nations in 1948. Thirty declarations were written to protect the rights of all people, everywhere. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you click through and make a purchase, we receive a small commission at no…

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World Food Day: Action for #ZeroHunger

World Food Day

World Food Day is observed every year on October 16 to promote awareness and action for those suffering from hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for everyone. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) calls upon citizens, governments, farmers, corporations, and youth around the world to…

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Learn About Mohandas Gandhi

Learn About Mohandas Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, also known as the Mahatma (“Great Soul”), was born on October 2, 1869 in India. He was an inspirational leader, peaceful activist, and legendary humanitarian. His birthday is a national holiday in India, and it is also the International Day of Non-Violence. Learn about Gandhi’s life and the impact he had on…

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