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These 7 Earth Tales From Around the World share the unique connection between the natural world and cultures of the past – and remind us of our important work as the caretakers of today. A hands-on craft project for each tale provides an opportunity for further discussion and inspiration for additional activities. Disclosure: This post…

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Catch that Goat!

Get ready for a fun counting adventure through a Nigerian market! 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! Catch that Goat! A Market Day in Nigeria It…

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From My Window

From My Window is an #OwnVoices picture book with a first-hand view of what children growing up in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro see every day. Inspired by his own childhood in a favela in Brazil, author Otávio Júnior’s poetic story celebrates the diversity of this unique community. “I live to tell stories, mostly about the favela, which…

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Teach Us Your Name

Teach Us Your Name is a children’s book bringing awareness to the importance of respecting everyone’s name, empowering kids to teach others about their name, and encouraging a positive classroom culture that values diversity. It is a book that belongs in every classroom! “Everyone has a name and every name has a story.” – Huda…

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International Children's Book Day 21

International Children’s Book Day is dedicated to inspiring a love of reading and shining a light on children’s literature. It has been celebrated annually on or around Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday (April 2) since 1967. Each year the event is sponsored by a different member of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY). The country chooses the…

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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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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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It's Back to School We Go

It’s Back to School We Go! First Day Stories From Around the World by Ellen Jackson is a favorite global read aloud to start the year. Children from 11 different countries share what the first day of school is like for them. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. By clicking through and making a purchase,…

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Ramadan

What is Ramadan? Ramadan is a holy month celebrated by Muslims around the world. It is believed to be the month in which the Qur’an (the religious text of Islam) was revealed to the prophet Muhammed. When is Ramadan Celebrated? Ramadan takes place in the ninth month of the Islamic calendar when the first sliver of the…

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