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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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Introduce students to 7 forms of poetry from around the world.   Exploring poetic traditions from different countries provides an opportunity for understanding and appreciating various cultures. It celebrates our diversity while reminding us of our human connection.   Take a journey to each continent to learn about a specific form of poetry. Each one…

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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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20 country research projects

Explore and compare countries from around the world! Students are the explorers in these country research projects.* Using books and websites, including our own kid-friendly country profile pages, students investigate the geography and culture of different countries. 20 Countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Egypt, England, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia,…

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My Place in My World

Help young explorers understand their place in our world with our My Place in My World flip book. Starting from the concrete (their home) and moving to the abstract (our solar system), students develop an understanding of location. My Place in My World is engaging, interactive, and NO PREP! Just print, cut, and staple across the…

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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 for Any Zodiac Year

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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