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Global Learning in the Elementary Classroom

Global Learning in the Elementary Classroom is a mini-series designed to provide educators with quality resources to teach their students about world geography and cultures. With the help of some great global educators, we are featuring information, ideas, and resources to teach our youngest learners about the diverse world we all share.

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Kicking off the series is an introduction to the new Globe Trottin’ Kids website, where kids and teachers can explore the world with an interactive map, country profile pages, and resource links. Then, we have an interview with the creators of Joy Sun Bear where we learn about their mission, website, upcoming book series, and educational activities for learning about the world with a kind and adventurous sun bear.

Becky Morales, the creator of Kid World Citizenshares her favorite 4 ways for introducing global learning into a classroom. Her ideas, activities and products will help you get started on integrating global lessons immediately. Lisa Heintz from Little Songbird: Songs for Learning provides 3 methods to help teachers ensure a safe, inclusive, multicultural environment for their students. She offers many activity, book, and song suggestions, and includes a COUPON for purchasing songs on the Little Songbird website. The series will close with a round-up of global learning resources for kids.

And during all of it… A GIVEAWAY! Enter for a chance to win prizes that will help you get started on your global classroom adventure!  At the bottom of each post in the series, you will find details and the Rafflecopter for entering the giveaway.

Globe Trottin' Kids

Hi! I’m Julie, the creator of Globe Trottin’ Kids. Teaching kids about the world is my passion!

I have been an elementary educator for more than 25 years. Through my own travel experiences and a multicultural family scattered across three continents, I understand the importance of children learning how we are connected globally and how we are more similar than different. My focus is to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to understand the world in which we live and about our place in it.

I created Globe Trottin’ Kids as a way to support teachers and students on their global journey. My goal is to provide quality products and resources to engage kids in learning about world geography and cultures, understanding and appreciating diversity in our world, and becoming responsible global citizens.

Our New Global Learning Website for Educators & Students

We recently completed phase one of developing a website for teachers and kids to learn about the world and find global learning products, ideas, and resources.  Use our logo and the tabs across the top of the page to explore and connect.

Interactive World Map

interactive world map

Click on our logo to connect to our interactive map. Hover over countries to read brief introductions. Click on a country, and you will be taken to a profile page with an infographic, map, photographs, country symbols, and more. We currently have 20 countries on the map that align with our country research projects (below), making it a great research companion for students.

More countries, and more information for each country, are coming soon!


Country Research Projects  Students follow written directions guiding them through their own investigation into a country’s geography and culture. They complete a variety of activities to show what they discover, and glue them into a notebook to create a wonderful artifact to share and keep.

Activities include mapping, recording country stats, coloring the flag and researching what the colors and symbols represent, identifying currency, learning basic words and phrases in the official language, designing a menu for a day, finding popular sports, categorizing animals, decorating cutouts with traditional clothing, and discovering important people and popular celebrations.

country research projects

Multicultural Literature & Activities  Develop cultural awareness through diverse literature and global celebrations.

Globe Trottin' Kids

Products are sold through our Teachers Pay Teachers store.

Student Links

Explore & Play

  • discover the world through links to a variety of quality global learning websites for kids
  • connect with current events
  • view photos and videos
  • take virtual tours
  • listen to global music
  • read and listen to world stories
  • find tools to help convert, translate and more
  • world geography and flag games

Educator Links

  • world geography and culture websites
  • connecting outside the classroom
  • multicultural literature resources
  • music and art
  • movement breaks
  • language resources

Enter to win one of these great prizes, and get started on your global classroom adventure.

Global Ed Giveaway

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  1. Yvonne Voss on August 12, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    This is amazing! You have made this so user friendly, it is easy to navigate and has so much for students to learn! I will be telling many teachers and family about this! Thank you for all you have done!

    • Julie Yeros on August 13, 2017 at 2:34 pm

      Thank you so much Yvonne! I appreciate your feedback and am thrilled to hear you find it helpful. Keep checking back, as we have lots of new information and resources coming.

  2. Robert Baker on November 15, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    Your website looks amazing…Are you stil working on it? My students are looking for global activities to participate in. This looks like a great start.


    Robert Baker
    Marlborough, NH USA

    • Julie Yeros on November 18, 2018 at 4:48 pm

      Hi Robert,
      Thank you for your feedback. Yes, we continue to work on updating and adding to our website. For more resources, be sure to sign up for our monthly Go Global newsletter (hit the link over our logo at the top of our site), and you will receive information, links, and activities for upcoming global events and celebrations.
      We share lots of ideas and resources across our social media platforms (those links are also at the top of our page), so please connect with us there as well.
      We look forward to supporting your global explorations!

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