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Sharing Many Cultures in the Elementary Classroom

Sharing Many Cultures in the Elementary Classroom

Make no mistake: True “multicultural” or “global” education takes creativity, effort, time and self-reflection. Developing resources, knowledge, insight and materials to encourage diversity is neither inherent nor instant, but it has never been more important for our children.  They need to develop a strong sense of self, self-esteem, and respect for themselves while developing the same respect for…

Joy Sun Bear - Global Learning Series

Come See the World with Joy!

We recently had the opportunity to interview the creators of one of our favorite sites for global learning, Joy Sun Bear. We even got Joy to answer a few questions himself! Get ready to discover the world, different cultures and diversity through this educational and fun global learning website featuring a kind and adventurous sun bear.…

Pepe the Penguin

Pepe Builds a Nest Book Review & Activities

Pepe Builds a Nest by Theodore Jerome Cohen is a wonderful book to share with young children that deals with the issue of bullying. A conflict between two penguins leads to learning important values and life lessons including honesty, hard work, persistence, standing up for yourself and others, friendship, and forgiveness. Written in rhyme, it makes for a…

AChinaOdyssey

A China Odyssey

A China Odyssey is a guest post by Jennifer DeCristoforo, the author of Lucky Bamboo Book of Crafts.   I’m so pleased to be invited to do a guest post for Globe Trottin’ Kids. For many years I have devoted a big part of my life helping to grow world citizens, so I’m incredibly inspired…

Grow Your Own Musical Instrument

Grow Your Own Musical Instrument

Grow Your Own Musical Instrument is a guest post by Daria – World Music for Children. All over the world people use the most amazing natural objects as part of their music-making traditions. In Latin America and Africa, you can find shakers made from the seed pods of the pacay tree. In Australia, hollowed out tree branches are fashioned…

The Magical Adventures of Sophie Sue

The Magical Adventures of Sophie Sue – Book 1: Robbie the Rhino

The Magical Adventures of Sophie Sue is a series of children’s books written and illustrated by Stef Albert. Described as a “rescue mission with a positive message,” a dachshund named Sophie Sue and her animal friends travel around the globe (land, air, and sea) to help other animals in need.  During each adventure, the reader is introduced…

If You Were Me and Lived in

If You Were Me and Lived in… Book Review & Activities

Our mission at Globe Trottin’ Kids is teaching children about world geography and cultures, so we were thrilled to receive these four books from author Carole P. Roman to review for Multicultural Children’s Book Day. If You Were Me and Lived in… Carole P. Roman‘s series explores ancient civilizations throughout history. The format is engaging, placing the reader back in time and…

Barefoot Book of Children

The Barefoot Book of Children: Book Review & Activities

“Children’s books should reflect their readers and the world they live in. We live in a world full of all different kinds of people, and if we want to educate children meaningfully and completely, we have to be teaching them about all different kinds of people.” – Kate DePalma, co-author of The Barefoot Book of…

Product Review: Culture Chest

Culture Chest is a new subscription box service that introduces children to different cultures every month. Each box contains 1-2 diverse picture books based on a common theme like music or food and an activity such as a craft or recipe to do together. Board books are available for ages 0-2 and picture books for ages…

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. 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…

40 Ways to go global...

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 contains…

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…