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Celebrating World Cultures Over the Summer

Our Strategy Share series features innovative ideas, projects, and approaches from inside and outside our community of educators. The following post was written by National Geographic Certified Educator Julie Yeros, an elementary educator from Denver, Colorado. Hi! I’m Julie Yeros, an elementary educator and creator of Globe Trottin’ Kids—a global learning website for students and educators. While my home base is in the beautiful state … Continue reading Celebrating World Cultures Over the Summer

MAKING GLOBAL CONNECTIONS WITH STUDENTS – PART 2

Last week, Eric Carlson shared how he created global connections with his students through a Pan-African student delegation and participation in Model UN. Impassioned by their experience, his students wanted to see the real thing. A trip abroad was out of reach, but his students ended up working tirelessly to raise the funding to travel to the United Nations in New York City a year later. From … Continue reading MAKING GLOBAL CONNECTIONS WITH STUDENTS – PART 2

Making Global Connections with Students – Part 1

As a teacher committed to geo-education, I am constantly looking for new ways to connect my students to the exciting world beyond the boundaries of our neighborhood and the borders of our nation. Over the years, this initiative has resulted in myriad field trips around Chicago to dine in ethnic restaurants, attend foreign film festivals, and conduct workshops with recent immigrants. Visitors from abroad have … Continue reading Making Global Connections with Students – Part 1