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Happy Canada Day!

Today our neighbors to the north are celebrating Canada Day.  July 1 marks the anniversary of Canada becoming an independent territory of England in 1867. The holiday is filled with parades, fireworks, festivals, displaying flags, and wearing red and white – the national colors of Canada. Listen to O Canada, the national anthem. Canada is the world’s…

OPA!

This past weekend my husband, daughter and I attended the annual Greek Festival in Denver.  My husband was born and raised in Greece and this is a fun, local way for all of us to connect with his culture.  This year marked the 50th Anniversary of the event which brings people together to enjoy Greek art,…

Mourning

Our nation is grieving the loss of nine beautiful lives that were taken Wednesday evening during a bible study at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.  All of the victims were black, and with statements from survivors and the shooter himself, it is believed that this was a hate crime motivated by…

Photos from Around the Globe

The 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is underway and is open for entries until the end of June.   It’s so fun to check out the submissions so far.  There are four categories:  Spontaneous, Sense of Place, Outdoor Scenes and Travel Portraits.  Check out these 10 jaw-dropping photos from around the globe. I searched through pictures…

Ramadan Mubarak!

Muslims around the world will be celebrating the holy month of Ramadan starting tonight at sundown.  Muslims believe that during the month of Ramadan (the 9th month of the Islamic lunar calendar) their holy book, the Qur’an, was sent from God to guide the people.  Ramadan is a quiet, reflective time of worship, prayer, helping others,…

Global Family Reunion

Today is the Global Family Reunion – an event to celebrate our “interconnectedness” and to help in the fight against Alzheimer’s. AJ Jacobs, editor at large for Esquire, got the idea for the celebration after learning about the advances in genealogy that are proving how interrelated we all are.  A group of researchers are in…

Teach Diversity

My passion for this topic is based in my belief that by teaching children about diversity, and modeling tolerance and acceptance, our world will be a better place. Bring the world into your home and your classroom.  Celebrate the similarities and differences our beautiful world has to offer!  Some ideas to get you started: Use a globe…

Hola ~ CIAO ~ Guten Tag ~ BONJOUR ~ Ola ~ HALO ~ Konnichiwa ~ JAMBO ~ Hej ~ NAMASTE ~ Sawubona

Hello!  It is my pleasure to welcome you to Globe Trottin’ Kids – a place for teachers and parents to find resources for teaching children about world geography and culture. One of my goals as a mom and an educator is to provide daily opportunities for learning about our diverse world.  It is so important for kids to…