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Multicultural Calendar Cards

Are you looking for ways to bring world geography and cultural awareness into your home or classroom?  Globe Trottin’ Kids Calendar Cards provide interesting facts about our diverse world every day of the year.  Topics include countries, continents, world landmarks, holidays, people, traditions, food, sports, games and more. Download the November Freebie and try them out!   Ideas…

Halloween Traditions Around the World

Halloween Traditions Around the World

Halloween is one of the world’s oldest holidays, and people all around the globe celebrate it in their own way. Halloween Traditions Around the World In Ireland, where Halloween originally came from, children get in costumes, go trick-or-treating, and attend parties. Barmbrack (fruitcake) is a traditional Irish food eaten on this holiday. A treat is baked inside the…

World Food Day

    About 800 million people in our world don’t have enough food to lead a healthy life. That’s about one in nine people. Most of the world’s hungry people live in developing countries. Asia is the continent with the most hungry people – two thirds of the total. Sub-Saharan Africa is the region with…

Mohandas Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869 in Porbandar, India.  The birthday of this legendary civil rights leader is a national holiday in India. Teach children about Gandhi’s life and his message of peace.  Here are some resources to help you. “If we are to have real peace in this world…we shall have to begin with the children.”   Mahatma…

Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival

“Jong-chyoh-jyeah dweye-ler!” Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! On Sunday, September 27 Chinese families will gather to celebrate this official holiday that is also known as the Chinese Moon Festival.  The traditions of the festival center around the moon, and the belief that a full moon is a symbol of peace and prosperity.  The festival is held on the night…

Playing For Change Day

Saturday is the 5th Annual Playing For Change Day.  Musicians and fans all over the world will participate in musical performances, concerts, and events to benefit the Playing For Change Foundation.   Playing For Change is based in the belief that music has the power to connect people regardless of their backgrounds.  Playing For Change‘s music combines voices…

This Is The Way We Go To School

This is the Way We Go to School

A Fun Back-to-School Activity This is the Way We Go to School – A Book About Children Around the World by Edith Baer is one of my favorite books to share during the first couple weeks of school. Written in rhyme, it shares different ways that children go to school around the globe: ferry, trolley car, bus,…

It’s Back to School We Go!

It’s Back to School We Go!  First Day Stories From Around the World by Ellen Jackson This is one of my favorite books to start off the year.  Children from 11 different countries share what the first day of school is like for them.  Anton, a seven -year-old boy from Kazakhstan describes how his whole family…

International Friendship Day

“On this International Day of Friendship, let us cultivate warm ties that strengthen our common humanity and promote the well-being of the human family.” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Friends are beautiful presents, each wrapped in their own unique packages.  We develop friendships within our communities, our country, and across the world.  We surround ourselves with friends of different ages, backgrounds, cultures, and…

Today is Nelson Mandela Day!

Today is Nelson Mandela Day!  Celebrate his birthday by answering his global call to service. Nelson Mandela believed that every person has the power to change the world. To honor his 67 years of public service, people around the world are being asked to designate 67 minutes of their time to make a difference in the lives of…

Tanabata Festival

Today many Japanese are celebrating Tanabata – also known as the Star Festival. Tanabata – meaning “Evening of the seventh” – celebrates the meeting of two stars which are usually separated by the Milky Way and only allowed to meet once a year, on the seventh day of the seventh month.   Watch this video to learn more about the…

Celebrations of Freedom

Americans celebrate July 4 as Independence Day, marking the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Watch Schoolhouse Rock’s Fireworks with your kids – it’s a fun way to review the importance of this day. Picnics, baseball games, concerts, festivals, food-eating contests, and fireworks are just some of the ways Americans celebrate Independence Day.…