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Global Learning Resources for the Home, Classroom & Beyond

World Geography & Cultures

Connecting Outside the Classroom

  • Skype in the Classroom
    Take your students outside the classroom with live learning activities by experts via Skype.
  • Mystery Skype
    Kids learn about world geography and culture through this global guessing game.
  • Global Read Aloud
    One Book to Connect the World. Sign up here.
  • Virtual Field Trips
    Microsoft in Education. Visit experts in the field all around the world.
  • Guest Speakers
    Connect with guest speakers from around the globe on a variety of topics.
  • Reach the World
    Bring the world into your classroom by connecting with a traveler.
  • Empatico
    A free tool connecting classrooms around the world

Literature

  • Multicultural Children's Book Day
    Hundreds of book reviews for diverse literature
  • Diversity Book Lists & Activities
    Find the books you need to learn about countries, people, activism, and more.
  • Barefoot Books
    From singalong stories to thought-provoking chapter booksBarefoot books open windows to cultures around the world and mirror the experiences of all children. 
  • Kids Travel Books
    Browse book suggestions from all over the globe. Read book reviews, author interviews, family travel tips and more.
  • Colors of Us
    Multicultural children’s book & toy recommendations
  • We Need Diverse Books
    A resource for where to find diverse books
  • Google Lit Trips
    Travel alongside story characters. Google Earth required.
  • Storyberries
    Free online children's stories with discussion guides designed to encourage exploration of real life issues (bullying, empathy, community, responsibility, and more)

Music and Art

 

  • KinderART
    Make multicultural creations as your students learn about the world around them.
  • Lucky Bamboo Book of Crafts by Jennifer DeCristoforo
    Fun projects and creative ideas for kids to learn about Chinese culture and traditional arts.  Through the process of making these unique crafts you will learn all about China's amazing ancient history, folk traditions, and festive celebrations.

Language Resources

  • Miss Panda Chinese  Mandarin Chinese for children; language, culture and multilingual parenting resources.
  • Bilingual Kidspot  Offering practical advice for parents seeking to raise bilingual or multilingual children. Created by an educator and mother, it provides inspiration, tools, and support; with strategies based on experience as a parent, and as a teacher of a foreign language to children.
  • Multilingual Parenting  Tips and advice for parents raising bilingual children.
  • Raising a Trilingual Child  Offering practical advice based in personal experience and scientific research for parents raising bilingual, trilingual or multilingual children. It provides language learning resources, too. Stop by to listen to kids radio stations from around the world!