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Multicultural Crafts Around the World: Koinobori

Kodomo no hi, Japan’s annual Children’s Day celebration every May 5th, includes unique traditions and decorations – such as flying koinobori (carp streamers) outside buildings and homes. They symbolize strength and determination and are believed to bring luck and good fortune to the children. Follow step-by-step directions to assemble a koinobori for the celebration. Download…

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Poetry Writing Around the World

poetry writing unit

Discover 7 types of poetry with a trip around the world! This no-prep poetry writing unit features a different form of poetry for each continent: Kennings Poem –Europe Lantern Poem –Asia Bush Ballad –Australia Praise Poem –Africa Acrostic Poem –Antarctica Trova Poem –South America Viator Poem –North America Each type of poem includes: a brief…

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Catch That Goat! A Market Day in Nigeria Book Companion

Catch that Goat!

Read Your World Across the Curriculum Catch That Goat! A Market Day in Nigeria by Polly Alakija is the mentor text for this product. Follow the adventure of a young Yoruba girl searching for her runaway goat and practice important skills through our engaging activities.   Our Book Companion includes Teacher Notes for Before, During &…

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Country Research Projects Bundle

20 country research projects

Country Research Projects Bundle Explore and compare 20 countries from around the world! Develop global awareness through country research projects.  With these research projects, students take the role of explorer. Using a variety of resources, including our kid-friendly Country Profiles, they investigate the geography and culture of different countries to create a final product. 20…

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My Place in My World

My Place in My World

Starting from the concrete (their home) and moving to the abstract (our solar system), young explorers develop an understanding of location. My Place in My World is engaging, interactive, and NO PREP! Just print, cut, and staple across the top. The Flip Book sections: My Home Students enter their home’s street number and street name (include…

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This is the Way We Go to School

This is the Way We Go to School

Integrate geography, math, and writing activities with Edith Baer’s book, This Is the Way We Go to School. Students learn about some of the different ways kids around the world go to school and use a world map to locate each place. The class creates a tally chart and a bar graph to show how…

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Chinese New Year Activities

Discover and celebrate Chinese New Year with engaging learning activities that can be used for any zodiac year. Follow step-by-step written directions to create banners and lanterns. Practice basic mapping skills to locate China. Sequence the steps for making dumplings. Play a traditional Chinese children’s game. Compare new year traditions using a Venn diagram. Read…

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