Celebrating the first day of school is definitely taken up a notch in Germany. Check out the following video to see how families in Germany celebrate the first day of school.
Robin Leon, an Austin, Texas Community Counselor, provides input on focusing on school as a means of teaching diversity. For the full article please visit: http://www.rasmussen.edu/degrees/education/blog/multicultural-activities-for-preschoolers/
Lauren A. from South Africa is a great example of an Au Pair who embraced Global Awareness when fulfilling her presentation requirement for her UCLA course. Lauren is in Jennifer Harris's Minnesota cluster. Lauren's own words: When I found out that I had to do a Global Awareness Presentation for the online course I am [...]
Au Pairs Martyna D. and Joanna K. from Arlington, Virginia, participated in Patrick Henry Elementary School's International Fair. Many different countries were represented, like Germany, Brazil, India, Estonia, Japan, and Poland. Students were able to see traditional clothing, maps, pictures, and taste foods from the different countries. Martyna and Joanna shared Polish pączki with strawberry [...]
Jennifer S. in Maine, spent some time with a group of 1st graders teaching them a bit about Germany. Although Jennifer was very nervous, she quickly found that the children loved learning about German traditions like gingerbread houses, Christmas markets, and carnival. In turn, Jennifer loved seeing an American school and seeing the differences with [...]
With children headed back to school we thought it would be fun to share this article about school lunches around the world.
Manon H., an au pair in Michigan, shares her experience doing a Global Awareness presentation: "I did my Global Awareness presentation about my home country, The Netherlands, in two different second grade classes at Gretchko elementary school in West Bloomfield, Michigan. Both classes had around 24 7 year old kids. I made a poster and [...]
This year International Education Week (IEW) took place November 14th-18th. The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education launched this joint iniative to "celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide." For more information on IEW visit their website. In an effort to uphold the spirit of IEW, clusters across Virginia and Maryland [...]