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Games Around the World

Games Around the World

Bring world geography, cultural awareness, and lots of fun into your classroom or home all year long with Games Around the World. Children all over the world enjoy playing traditional games like tag, hopscotch, tic-tac-toe, and dominoes.  However, the names of the games, how they are played, and the materials they use may be different.  This…

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40 Ways to Go Global in the Elementary Classroom

40 Ways to Go Global in the Elementary Classroom

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…

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What Does It Mean to Be Global?

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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Diversity Calendar

Did you know that there is a festival in Spain in which thousands of people gather in the streets to throw tons of over-ripe tomatoes?  It is called La Tomatina, and it is held on the last Wednesday of August every year. Did you know that World Wildlife Day, World Day of Prayer, and World Poetry Day…

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo

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 Joseph…

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Orthodox Easter Traditions

Orthodox Christians in Greece, Russia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, and other countries around the world celebrate Pascha (Easter) with church services, decorating eggs, playing games and eating traditional foods are typical parts of the celebration. The Eggs Decorated eggs are an important part of the Orthodox Easter tradition. In Greece, the hard-boiled eggs are dyed a bright red. Romanians paint hollowed-out eggs in traditional…

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Globe Trottin’ Kids – Resources for Global Learning

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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Zachariah’s Perfect Day: A Book Review

Zachariah's Perfect Day

Zachariah’s Perfect Day, written by Farrah Qazi and illustrated by Durre Waseem, tells the story of a young boy’s first fasting day during the holy month of Ramadan. The story begins with 12-year old Zachariah waking up and being excited to be old enough to join Muslims around the world in fasting from sunrise to sunset. His family…

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Catherine’s Pascha: A Book Review & Printable

Catherine’s Pascha – A Book Review & Printable As an American married to a Greek, I have been celebrating Pascha (Easter) for many years.  We raised our children to learn about both of our Easter traditions – from the Easter Bunny and chocolate eggs to flying kites and dying red eggs; from Easter egg hunts and baked ham…

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