Nian Gao: Chinese Sticky Rice Cake Book and Recipe
Read the Runaway Rice Cake, and then make your own nian gao: Chinese sticky rice cake! Perfect for Chinese New Year (plus it's vegan and gluten-free!).
Maori Culture Shines in the Film Whale Rider
The New Zealand film “Whale Rider” tells the story of 12-year old Pai, a Maori girl whose ancestor Paikea was the whale rider. Great lesson plans and ideas to look for cultural elements- Kid World Citizen
Read Families: Experiencing Schools in France
Mom of 6 gives her take on schools in France. Check out this French handwriting chart for 6 year olds, found at a local French school.
Chapter Books with Asian Characters for Kids Ages 11-14
Books with Asian Characters- multicultural chapter books with characters who are from Asia or are Asian-American. Love that the genres include romance, historical fiction, comedy, sci-fi, adventure, thrillers, and more. Very diverse, from East Asia, South
Social Studies YouTube Channels for Kids! - Kid World Citizen
Social Studies YouTube Channels. Marvelous teacher channels that cover a full range of Social Studies topics: from geography, to economics, government, culture and history. My kids watch these videos to learn about history and social studies.
Learn about Earth Hero Jane Goodall: Champion of the Chimps
Teach your children about Earth hero Jane Goodall: a beautiful role model for animal lovers and kids who want to protect our Earth.
Watch Mongolian "The Story of the Weeping Camel" + Lesson Plans
Weeping Camel Movie- documentary/drama about a mama camel who rejects her adorable baby camel and the nomadic Mongolian family who tries everything they can to help their animals bond and survive in the Gobi Desert. Great foreign film for animal lovers!
Kids: Learn about the Dalai Lama
Learn about the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, through books and videos, and his teachings of non-violence and kindness.
Langston Hughes for Kids: Poet, Activist, Leader of Harlem Renaissance
Langston Hughes Books for Kids. A leader of the Harlem Renaissance: his poetry are as relevant now as ever. These pictures books introduce kids to his life and major works. Good for black history month or ANY time.
Global Collaboration: Elementary Teachers Seek Partners
Participate in one of these 14 fabulous global collaboration projects for elementary schools, and teach your kids about the world!
Learn about Penguins! Educational Resources for Parents and Teachers
Learn about Penguins! Tons of resources for kids: lesson plans, games, videos, printables, books, maps, and facts about penguins.
Host an Exchange Student and Learn about the World with Your Kids
Host an Exchange Student- how hosting enriched our family, and how you can do it too with reputable organizations (even if you can only do it for a night or a weekend!).
Carnival Around the World: Oranges, Masquerades, and Pancakes
Carnival around the World Festivals: see how Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras/Carnavale is celebrated in 10 different countries- Kid World Citizen
Persian Chapter Book for Kids: Naji and the Mystery of the Dig
Naji and the Mystery of the Dig is a Persian chapter book packed with cultural bits, about an 8 year old's adventures and discovery in Iran. I love authentic, multicultural stories for kids.