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South Africa’s Flag: A Symbol of Unity and Progress

South Africa was at a major turning point in the early 1990s. Apartheid was coming to an end, a democratic government was being formed, and Nelson Mandela was about to become the first black president of South Africa.  The country needed a new flag to represent its new vision. South Africa’s New Flag A public competition was held for…

A Journey in South Africa

A Journey in South Africa Africa is pretty huge. In fact, Africa is the second largest continent both based on size and population. Therefore, as you can probably imagine there is a very wide range of culture, climate, landscape, and development across the nearly twelve million square mile place. However, for the sake of saving…

A Taste of South Africa

A Taste of South Africa

One of the ways our family likes to “travel” is through food.  While researching for our Taste of South Africa night, we weren’t surprised to learn that the cuisine is as diverse as the country itself.  Influenced by many cultures including indigenous, Dutch, Malaysian, French, and Indian, South Africans have a rainbow of choices. Bobotie is considered to be the closest…

South Africa printables

Explore South Africa: A Country Research Project for Kids

Kids will love exploring the beautiful country of South Africa and creating a book or a poster to share what they learned. Materials a poster board or sheets of paper stapled together glue or tape printables (free download) South Africa Country Profile library books about South Africa National Geographic Kids Kids World Travel Guide 100 Best Things…

South Africa's First Olympians

South Africa’s First Olympians

South Africa’s official participation in the Olympic Games began in 1908; however, the country’s involvement at the 1904 Games is a great, rarely heard story – revealing the athletes that weren’t there to compete in the first place. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you click through and make a purchase, we receive a small commission at no extra charge…

The Big 3 Sports in South Africa

The Big 3 Sports in South Africa

South Africans are extremely passionate about sports. While many different sports are played in South Africa, this post will focus on what are known as “The Big Three” – soccer (football), rugby and cricket. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you click through and make a purchase, we receive a small commission at no extra charge to…

Sprinkle your Summer with Culture

Sprinkle Your Summer With Culture

Sprinkle your summer activities with cultural learning. Introduce and celebrate the beautiful diversity in our world through books, food and fun! READ!  Head to the library or your local bookstore. Choose books that feature diverse characters and communities and that offer a look into other experiences and cultures. Read Around the World Summer Reading Series  Recommended books for the whole family,…

Tooth Traditions Around the World

Tooth Traditions Around the World

What in the world do YOU do with your tooth? A boy in Mexico leaves his tooth in a box on his bedside table.  He hopes that the magic mouse, El Ratón, will take his tooth and leave some money. A girl in South Africa leaves her tooth in a slipper in her room.  A mouse comes…

Children's Days

May 5 Children’s Day Celebrations

May 5 Children’s Day Celebrations National Children’s Days are observed on various days throughout the year in countries all around the world.  The day is devoted to celebrating the health and happiness of all children. Japan and South Korea celebrate Children’s Day on May 5, the fifth day of the fifth month. Kodomo No Hi is a national holiday in Japan.  Colorful…

Orthodox Easter Traditions

Orthodox Easter Traditions

Orthodox Christians in Greece, Russia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, and other countries around the world are preparing to celebrate Orthodox Easter, or Pascha. Church services, decorating eggs, playing games and eating traditional foods are typical parts of the celebration. Orthodox Easter: The Date The Orthodox church uses the Julian calendar for determining Easter (compared to Western churches using the Gregorian calendar), which…

Globe Trottin’ Kids – Resources for Global Learning

Globe Trottin’ Kids provides resources for teaching children about our diverse world.  We offer a variety of tools to help integrate global learning across all content areas throughout the year. Globe Trottin’ Kids offers free and paid products for the elementary classroom.  Our most popular items are the country research projects.  Students complete a variety of…

Songkran

Songkran: Thailand’s New Year Festival

The Songkran Festival celebrates the traditional Thai New Year from April 13-15. The word Songkran comes from a Sanskrit phrase meaning “passage of the sun.” It is a time for house cleaning, family gatherings, visiting temples, and throwing water. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you click through and make a purchase, we receive a…