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, […]

2013:  On her 16th birthday, Malala spoke at the United Nations (UN) to call for worldwide access to education.  The UN declared the event “Malala Day” which is now celebrated every year on her birthday – July 12. Malala and her father, Ziauddin, started the Malala Fund with the goal of helping all girls get 12 years of […]

Thursday, December 10 is Human Rights Day. It commemorates the signing of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), adopted by the United Nations in 1948.  Thirty declarations were written to protect the rights of all people, everywhere. This is an important topic that must be presented to students in an age-appropriate manner, with lots of time for discussion. […]