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12 Days of Christmas

Many of us are familiar with a partridge in a pear tree, but have you ever heard of a stork in a baobab tree or a pukeko in a ponga tree? These versions of the holiday classic, The Twelve Days of Christmas, provide a fun glimpse into different cultures. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. By…

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3 Multicultural Books for Back to School

Add a multicultural perspective to your back to school read alouds with these three books and our engaging free activities! Share school experiences of children around the world, develop students’ geographic and cultural awareness, and build a caring and welcoming classroom community. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you click through and make a…

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The Adventures of Laila and Ahmed in Syria

The Adventures of Layla and Ahmed is a children’s book series created by Beneath the Rubble, a non-profit educational platform working to change the narrative about places associated with war. Through engaging storytelling and beautiful art, readers are introduced to the history and culture of these countries before conflict. Disclosure: We received a complimentary copy of this…

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A Gift from Abuela

Enjoy a story that will warm your heart, a treat that will satisfy your sweet tooth, and a craft that will introduce you to Mexican culture. A Gift From Abuela, a children’s book written and illustrated by Cecilia Ruiz, is a personal story reminding us that it is our dearest relationships that will get us…

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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…

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Zachariah's Perfect Day

Zachariah’s Perfect Day, written by Farrah Qazi and illustrated by Durre Waseem, tells the story of a young boy’s first fasting day during the holy month of Ramadan. Disclosure: We received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes; however, all opinions are our own. This post contains affiliate links. By clicking through and making…

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Museum Mysteries

The Case of the Portrait Vandal is just one of the many books in The Museum Mysteries, a series by Steve Brezenoff. The books feature four friends solving crimes in the Capitol City museums where their parents work. Disclosure: We received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes; however, all opinions are our own.…

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Australia Learning Resources for Kids

Explore Australia – an island continent in the Southern hemisphere. Discover its rich history, beautiful landscape, and diverse culture. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you click through, a small commission will be paid to Globe Trottin’ Kids at no additional cost to you. Visit our Australia profile page for a detailed country map, infographic,…

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This is the Way We Go to School

While children all over the world go to school, the way they get there can be very different. Early morning commutes to school vary depending on where you live and the resources that are available. And some of the ways children get to school illustrate the sheer determination they have just to get there! Ask students to share…

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