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Four Weeks of German Exposure for Sutton, MA Students

Sandra H. from Germany, in Stephanie Harris's central Massachusetts cluster spent one afternoon a week, for 4 weeks teaching about Germany in the Sutton Early Learning Center and Elementary School. Sandra shares her experience about her class,  Passport Around the World: Germany. In my class there were eight children from kindergarten to second grade. It [...]

By | November 18th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Four Weeks of German Exposure for Sutton, MA Students

California Students Taste French Cheeses

Lucie M. a French au pair spending her year in Veronique Roblin's California cluster had the opportunity to share about her culture in her host child's classroom. She chose to focus her global awareness presentation on "La France aux 1000 fromages." Lucie relays her experience: "When I think about French food, cheese is the first [...]

By | September 10th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on California Students Taste French Cheeses

Are You School Year Ready?

Global Awareness is ready for the new school year with avid new au pair ambassadors  who can offer free information and materials to help your kids learn more about the world around them. So don't let the end of the summer stop you from going on an adventure, we are around to help you explore [...]

By | August 30th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Are You School Year Ready?

Using a Playdate to Highlight Global Awareness

California-based Au Pairs  Laurie M. and Leonie M. shared Global Awareness together during a playdate.  Since school was closed for the summer, these French Au Pairs, in Kena Anderson's cluster, used the Global Awareness materials to engage the 6 children in 4 different activities.

By | November 3rd, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Using a Playdate to Highlight Global Awareness

Presentation Insights from Daniela from Colombia

Daniela L. in Janet Murphy's Colorado cluster shares her insights of presenting about Colombia to a group of pre-schoolers. My name is Daniela, I am 22 years old and right now I am an au pair in Fort Collins, Colorado. I take care of three girls; they are 9, 7 and 4 years old. My [...]

By | October 17th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Presentation Insights from Daniela from Colombia

Why Global Awareness Matters to Schools

"Schools are increasingly finding ways to help students develop as global citizens. But can we do more to incorporate global issues into the curriculum?" This is a great article about the importance of exposing children to multiple cultures, nationalities, ethnicities, and languages.  We live in a world where often we work with people from China, [...]

By | February 8th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Why Global Awareness Matters to Schools

Family History Month

As I was searching on the internet for interesting holidays, I stumbled on October as "Family History Month." Given that my family, as are many of my friends and colleagues, were from different parts of the world, I decided to do a little research and find out as much as I could about my ancestors.  [...]

By | October 15th, 2012|Blog|6 Comments

Artist “Peace” Contest

September 21 International Day of Peace was celebrated ’round the world.  In recognition of this day and 9/11, the Global Awareness program of Au Pair in America held a “peace” art contest for au pairs.  How does “peace” look to you?  Paint a picture, write a poem.  Many countries were represented as au pairs across [...]

By | October 25th, 2011|Blog|Comments Off on Artist “Peace” Contest
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