Multicultural resources, ideas, and activities for teaching cultural diversity to kids.
Prepare to travel the globe for a glimpse into Asia’s mesmerizing cultures and spectacular landscapes through this collection of books for children and tweens. From tales drawing upon magical folklore to stories honoring ancient customs, these entertaining books allow kids to experience the wonders of Asia without leaving their home.
“Anna Hibiscus lives in Africa, Amazing Africa” is the first line of the popular Anna Hibiscus series by Nigerian author, Atinuke. She’s right! Africa, the second largest continent on earth, is incredible. There is something for every adventurer, from the long rivers to the high mountains, the wildlife-filled plains to the Egyptian deserts with ancient pyramids. These books will help you explore this amazing continent with your kids!
Books are a great way for kids to "travel" and learn about the world. Discover the Democratic Republic of the Congo through a variety of books and learning activities. #ReadYourWorld #DRCongoBooks #KidLit #DRCongo #DemocraticRepublicoftheCongo #CountryResearch #Geography #multiculturalbooks #folktales #dkembemutombo
No matter your background, it is important to find books and activities that offer powerful messages of affirmation and acceptance to our kids. Our list of printables and posters celebrate Black Love, offer an opportunity to embrace all the ways that we are unique, and help Black and Brown children love all the parts of themselves.
Students in Barcelona, Spain, are able to safely drive themselves to school as a part of the bici-bus. The bici-bus is a group of kids and adults who ride to and from school on bikes. Listen to hear more about this fun and environmentally-friendly way to travel. Begin listening to the podcast at 9:01 to get started! Comprehension & Discussion Questions
Indonesia, known as the "Emerald of the Equator," is a country in Southeast Asia that consists of more than 17,000 islands. It is known for its beaches, volcanoes, rainforests, and incredible wildlife. Young explorers discover the geography and culture of #Indonesia through an informational video, read-aloud story, and a variety of fun learning activities. #culturalawareness #geography #onlinelearning #homeschool #countries #Asia #southeastasia
Young explorers discover the world through our website country profile pages and engaging country challenge menus (online and printable). Students learn about the geography and culture of Poland - home to historic castles, a primeval forest, a salt mine, and so much more! Includes a detailed map, informational video, photo gallery, read-aloud story, and a variety of fun learning activities. #culturalawareness #geography #countries #Poland #freeprintable #homeschool #socialstudies #onlinelearning
Dumpling Day by Meera Sriram is a mouth-watering introduction to 10 types of dumplings from around the world. Rhyming text and counting patterns make it an engaging book for young readers. Authentic recipes for the 10 dumplings are included in the back of the book. Each recipe has a difficulty rating and uses ingredients that are commonly found in grocery stores. Picture Book Discussion Guide & 3 Free Printable Dumpling Recipes from the story.
Make a colorful sunflower for Ukraine to show your support! Kids in grades 2 and up enjoy making these expressive oil pastel sunflowers. You might even want to make one yourself! You can find a free download to guide you in my TPT store. The sunflower is the national flower of Ukraine, and has been […] Related posts: Oil Pastel Still Life Inspired by Vincent Van Gogh Download Your FREE 5 Page PDF Van Gogh Auction Project
Young explorers discover the world through our website country profile pages and engaging country challenge menus (online & printable). Students learn about the geography and culture of #Ukraine through a video, read-aloud, and a variety of fun activities. #UkraineFood #UkraineAnimals #UkraineBooks #GeographyForKids #GeographyActivities #GlobalLearning #SocialStudies #DistanceLearning #RemoteLearning #AtHomeLearning #ActivitiesforKids #GeographyFun #CulturalAwareness #GlobalKids
With the fastest-growing refugee crisis of our lives underway, we turn to picture books to help kids understand the refugee experience and to encourage them to open their hearts to help.These stories, combined with thoughtful and appropriate discussions, can help students think critically, develop empathy, and inspire kindness. Author Read-Aloud Videos, Teaching Guides & Student Activities
Join author Jan Brett for a video read-aloud of The Mitten, a folktale from Ukraine. A boy drops his white mitten in the snow, and one by one, woodland animals find the mitten and crawl inside. Find out what happens when a tiny brown mouse follows a big brown bear into the mitten! Free Printable Activity!
Country research projects are instrumental in helping students develop geographic and cultural awareness. They include high-interest learning activities that integrate a variety of important skills and help develop a global mindset. We've prepared tips and resources for planning, researching, and presenting country research projects. Our kid-friendly website makes the perfect research companion! Additional websites & books are also recommended. #countryresearchproject #researchproject #countries
Here are 12 diverse picture books that celebrate Black love. Some of these books are wonderful stories, some have stunning artwork, and others deliver powerful messages of affirmation and acceptance. All of them are worthy and deserve a place on your shelves! All of them can help Black and Brown children love all parts of themselves.
Watch and listen to this true story of Wangari Maathai, environmentalist in Kenya and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004. A shining example of how one woman’s passion, vision, and determination inspired great change. Free Printable Lesson Plan Included! #Kenya #WangarisTreesofPeace #kidlit #readyourworld #environment
But only teaching a Black history steeped in trauma and struggle provides a very narrow view of Blackness and perpetuates the false notion of Black people’s inferiority. This limited teaching of history can actually be violent. Illustration featuring the likenesses of Bayard Rustin, Angela Davis, Sojourner Truth, Langston Hughes, Toni Morrison, Frederick Douglass and silhouettes of protesters and activists.
Explore recommended picture books related to Sweden. Enjoy the classic story of the Tomten's nocturnal visits to the Swedish countryside. Follow the adventures of Pippi Longstocking. Learn about Greta Thunberg, an inspiring story of the Swedish climate activist. Discover Lingonberries, Falu red cottages, Vikings, and more!
Kayla: A Modern-Day Princess is a five-part diverse book series that was inspired by the author’s own daughter and Broadway actress, Kayla Pecchioni. In the illustrated books, Kayla – a young girl who loves musical theater – grows into an independent young woman who consistently shows her determination to never let anything get in the way of her dreams.
Enjoy the picture book If I Were An Astronaut - read aloud by an astronaut at the International Space Station! Interesting facts and photographs are woven throughout. Students activities include 1) reading about astronaut training & responsibilities and famous astronauts. A brief online reading comprehension quiz follows; 2) learning about the history and importance of the #ISS. #NASA #astronauts #readyourworld #space #picturebooks #STEM #STEMbooks #readaloud #spacestation #sciencebooks