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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
"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, [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]