Projects & Resources Recognize their own perspectives and those of others

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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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Dear You Art Project

Dear You is an art project, which connects children aged 4-15 internationally through making and sharing art. These young artists living around the world exchange art they make for each other while also learning about each other’s cultures and languages.  In addition, this project promotes self expression, learning to read and write whilst developing artistic skills.   The aim of Dear You...

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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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K-2 Building Bridges to Tomorrow

The K-2 Building Bridges to Tomorrow Project is a global collaborative project that joins together students at the lower elementary level (typically grades K-2, 4-7 years old). It is an exciting, challenging and unique experience that allows very young people (and their teachers) to connect and collaborate.   The K-2 Building Bridges to Tomorrow Project uses Web 2.0 tools to support...

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A Week in the Life

The 'A Week in the Life' Project is for Elementary School students of approximate ages 8-11 (Grade 3-6). Students connect, communicate, explore global topics and issues and share ideas and solutions through co-created digital artifacts.   The 'A Week in the Life' Project curriculum focus is Interdisciplinary, including concepts for how we live, how we communicate, cultural understanding and...

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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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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...

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One Day in the Life

One Day in the Life is a project in which students exchange photographs/images describing days in their lives, and then make cross-cultural comparisons. Students may discuss aspects of a typical day (like visiting the market or going to school) or they may document special days (like vacations, birthdays, celebrations, or holidays.) While writing is often an important component of student...

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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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Global Art: A Sense of Caring

The purpose of this project is to support youth to exchange digital photos/artwork and writing on the theme of caring. Students in participating schools and communities write a story or a poem on his/her ideas of caring. Student then create an artwork according to the story. Students then design a class Service Learning project that demonstrates caring for others and take action to benefit...

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Global Food Show and Tell

Students share, compare and contrast different types of foods eaten in their home countries. Investigating a different category of food each month, participating students will share the foods that are typical to their country. In this way, the students will be able to SHOW AND TELL not only about the natural resources available in their area, but the local rituals, as well. Each month the...

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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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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...

Decarbonize

#Decarbonize: Decolonize - Art, the UN, Climate Change & Indigenous Peoples

Have your student's art and Climate Action projects featured at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, in November (2017). Join 20 countries, the Great Barrier Reef, Polar Bears International and 1000's of students as schools share and collaborate around Art and Climate Action projects in advance of the UN Conference. Through the use of the Global Gallery, classrooms will be...

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Global Encounters

Global Encounters is an international student video conference program, offered through a partnership between the Centre for Global Education (CGE) and TakingITGlobal (TIG). We've hosted dozens of events on critical global issues such as child soldiers and armed conflict, women's rights, mental health, climate change and many more. Each conference includes a live event, preceded by a...

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Blue Planet Writers' Room

Humans have always created stories to try and make sense of the world. At Blue Planet, our American students join with students from other countries to create and share their own stories in a virtual Writers’ Room that we construct in cyberspace. Over the course of a semester-long project, students connect with their new international friends through video conferencing, internet file...

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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...