Our mission at Globe Trottin’ Kids is teaching children about world geography and cultures, so we were thrilled to receive these four books from author Carole P. Roman to review for Multicultural Children’s Book Day If You Were Me and Lived in… Carole P. Roman‘s new series explores civilizations throughout history.  The format is engaging, as she places the reader back in time and […]

Bring world geography, cultural awareness, and lots of fun into your classroom or home all year long with Games Around the World. Children all over the world enjoy playing traditional games like tag, hopscotch, tic-tac-toe, and dominoes.  However, the names of the games, how they are played, and the materials they use may be different.  This […]

40 Ways to Go Global in the Elementary Classroom This post is part of a 40 Favorite Things Blog Hop.  Scroll down for more information, links to other posts, and a chance to win a $250 PayPal cash giveaway!!  Closes at midnight Pacific Time on September 19, 2016.  Children need lots of opportunities to learn about the diverse world around them.  Exploring world geography, […]

  What does it mean to be global? Rana DiOrio’s book will help you start this important conversation in your home or classroom.  Through simple text and beautiful illustrations, young learners will discover that being global means being a citizen of the world. Read Aloud & Discussion * This book doesn’t have page numbers, so for the purpose […]

South Africa was at a major turning point in the early 1990s. Apartheid was coming to an end, a democratic government was being formed, and Nelson Mandela was about to become the first black president of South Africa.  The country needed a new flag to represent its new vision. A public competition was held for the design of the […]

Include books that feature diverse characters and communities and that offer a look into other experiences and cultures.  Here are a few wonderful resources to guide you: Read Around the World Summer Reading Series  Recommended books for the whole family, by the bloggers of Multicultural Kid Blogs (& friends!) Diversity Book Lists & Activities for Teachers and […]

Happy International Day of Happiness! Meet the top 10 happiest countries according to the World Happiness Report.  As you scroll  down the graphic, try to identify each country.  The answers are below it. The World’s Top 10 Happiest Countries  Denmark   Switzerland  Iceland  Norway  Finland  Canada  The Netherlands  New Zealand  Australia  Sweden Student Activities 1. Locate each country on a […]