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Kindred Family History Project

The Kindred Family History Project connects students through storytelling. Students are asked to interview member of their immediate family (mother, father, brothers, sisters), extended family (grandparents, uncles, aunts), neighbors or friends in the local community. They ask them about experiences in their life that have been affected by the events of world or local history. Events may include...

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#GlobalSpeedChat

Created by two teachers, #GlobalSpeedChat is a curriculum that includes quick, easy (ready to go), digital activities that teachers, school leaders, and club organizers can do with their students to build an awareness of others in our world. We believe that the best way for kids to really get to know each other is to give them opportunities to collaborate--do something together. Through this,...

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Global Youth Debates

Global Youth Debates is a global collaborative project created around research and formal debating. It uses Web 2.0 tools to join students from diverse cultures for authentic debate.  It fosters global competence and international mindedness and online communication skills.  Global Youth Debates joins school debate teams in a community of learners around a theme and debate topic. Asynchronous...

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Holiday Card Exchange Project

Teachers and students prepare an envelope with holiday cards to send to the other participants between October - December. Students may send Chinese New Year, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or Eid greeting cards or cards that show local celebrations during December or January. Each school will be placed in a group with approximately seven other schools and will prepare either handmade or purchased...

iEARN Global Learning Circles

Learning Circles

iEARN Global Learning Circles are highly interactive, project-based partnerships among a small number of schools located throughout the world. There are two sessions each year, September - January and January - May. Learning Circles join together a group of five to six schools on one of the following themes: Computer Chronicles: Promotes writing across the curriculum. Interaction online...

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Finding Solutions to Hunger

Finding Solutions to Hunger is a project in which students of all ages begin to understand the root causes of hunger in the world and to take meaningful action for its elimination. Aligned with the second UN Sustainable Development Goal, to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture, students of all ages, grade levels and English speaking/writing...

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Talking Kites Around the World

Students make kites to fly as a massive tribute dedicated to advancing cultural and social dialogue, a symbol of bridging the gap and understanding the "other." This will hopefully become a continuous tradition of flying kites with personal and group images of our dreams for a better world, a world of co-existence, tolerance, acceptance of the "other" and peace or about children’s rights. Each...

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Daffodils and Tulips

Students in different parts of the world plant bulbs at the same time and collect data on various parameters (latitude, longitude, sunlight, temperature, etc.), as well as track when they blossom. Classrooms around the world choose either Daffodil and/or Tulip bulbs to plant during the same week in November.  Students will be asked to collect temperature data throughout the experiment and...

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My Identity, Your Identity Culture Project

In the My Identity, Your Identity Project, students are encouraged to explore and research the elements that form their identities. These elements include the traditions and the famous landmarks in their communities, which are parts of their cultures and identities. Students talk about the traditional celebrations they have and how they celebrate them, including the kinds of clothes they wear,...

Global Art Exchange

K-12 Global Art Exchange

K-12 students exchange original artwork with their peers in schools around the world and, in some cases, complete follow-up VoiceThread conversations with a partner class. Since 2009, over 32,000 children from 67 countries have directly participated and another 350,000 students have seen program art displays in their schools.

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Classroom Conversations with the World

Classroom Conversations with the World matches registered classes with a global partner class (or classes) of the same grade range for an asynchronous VoiceThread conversation.  A VoiceThread conversation is a web-based application where media is the center of the conversation. Participating classes explore their curriculum with their global peers. Specific guidelines are provided...

Rock Our World

Rock Our World

Since 2004 we have been connecting students and teachers to collaborate in composing original music, making movies, and meeting each other in live video chats. Using Apple’s GarageBand, each country creates a 30 second drum beat.  Every Friday, that drum rotates to another country, where the bass guitar is added.  It keeps getting passed along, from country to country.  At each stop, one...

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Know Your World Initiative Hot Topic Global Dialogues

The Know Your World Initiative (KYWI) Hot Topic Global Dialogues engage students in discussions on challenging and thought-provoking global issues such as: the refugee crisis, land disputes, energy and the economy, and using real-world country case studies. This helps student learn how to: Examine the impact of potential “solutions” to real-world issues from multiple points of view by...

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Heritage Around the World

Heritage Around the World is a project that enables students to share the heritage of their country. The project is open to all ages from primary to secondary school. The participants choose a topic relating to their country's heritage and illustrate the topic through descriptions, articles, films, videos, and audio documents.The Heritage can include culture heritage, including architecture,...

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Local History Project

Local History is the history of our home places which can also include the history of our families, descriptions of traditions, country cuisine and folklore. The Local History Project is a teacher-directed collaborative project in which students research the history of their communities and share their findings with their global peers. The Local History Project enables the youth and teachers...

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Teddy Bear Project

This project is an international teddy bear exchange using email and/or web forums. This project aims to foster tolerance and understanding of cultures other than your own. After teachers register, the facilitator matches you with a partner class. Once paired, classes send each other a Teddy Bear or other soft toy by airmail through the normal postal system.  The bear sends home diary...

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Partner School Science Program (PSSP)

PSSP is a perfect example of Global Friendship in action. Since 2002, GFTSE and the PSSP have been bringing together science classrooms from around the world, using a common interest in space science and space travel that is shared amongst all participants. Using effective NASA based learning materials and project based teaching methods – to open communication, appreciation, and understanding...

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1-Click Campaigns

Roots & Shoots is about making positive change happen for people, animals, and the environment. Get to knowthe 4-step Roots & Shoots Formula for identifying and completing a service campaign in your community.

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Ositos de Peluche

Un proyecto colaborativo, desarrollado a través de email, para los chicos de todo el mundo. Ositos de Peluche es un proyecto colaborativo de alcance internacional que fue ideado por la profesora australiana Muriel Wells miembro de la red iEARN Australia (http://www.iearn.org.au) en 1996 y que tiene gran aceptación en aulas de nivel inicial y primer ciclo de nivel primario. A lo largo de los...

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Global Read Aloud

The project was created in 2010 with a simple goal in mind; one book to connect the world. From its humble beginnings, the GRA has grown to make a truly global connection with more than 2,000,000 students having participated. The premise is simple; we pick a book to read aloud to our students during a set 6-week period and during that time we try to make as many global connections as possible...

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ArtLink Program

ArtLink is Creative Connections’ international exchange program designed for 3rd – 12th grade classes.Students create art pieces that reflect their life and culture, and exchange their work with a partner class in another country. Students then examine and enjoy the art from overseas, gaining new insights into both their own and their partner’s cultures. Finally, students share their...

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Global Gratitude Project

What: Global Gratitude Project! Who: PreK-8th grade students and teachers from all over the world! When: From now to January 17, 2019 Why:  We want to foster positive international relations, gain global perspectives, & cultivate attitudes of gratitude. HOW: Students and teachers can virtually upload a writing piece, a mixed media piece, or a photo of a piece of art that they created to...