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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…

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40 Ways to go global...

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…

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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,…

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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…

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Chinese New Year Information & Activities

Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival, is a traditional and important holiday celebrated in communities around the globe. People travel long distances to reunite with family and participate in traditions that occur before, during, and after the New Year. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. By clicking through and making a purchase, we…

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Hanukkah, also known as the Jewish Festival of Lights, is an eight-day celebration honoring the Miracle of the Oil.    Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. By clicking through and making a purchase, we receive a small commission at no extra charge to you. All proceeds help support our free global education website. Thank you! Hanukkah…

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learn about Diwali

Diwali, short for Deepawali, is one of the most popular celebrations in India. The word translates to “row of lights” in Sanskrit and celebrates the victory of good over evil, light over darkness. The multi-day Festival of Lights includes fireworks, food, gifts, colored sand, and special clay lamps. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. By clicking through…

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