You don’t have to hop on a plane to travel. Luckily, with the power of the Internet and our globally connected world there are plenty of ways to introduce your kids and students to a world beyond their own, without needing a boarding pass.
Of course, we recommend our curriculum and free resources as the best place to start, but there are also a ton of other resources out there just waiting to be explored!
Check out this list of travel-related sources that you can peruse with your kids and students—global citizenship here we come!
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Kaitlin is a 16-year-old world traveler who has been to 35 countries on 4 continents and is a true definition of what it means to be a global citizen. Her blog is a refreshing take on what it means to travel the world as a teenager and can help introduce kids of all ages to different parts of the globe. Kait’s voice is honest and relatable, and the candid images she posts of everyday life in other parts of the world will give kids a deeper understanding of life in far away places. You can check her out on Twitter too, for all her recent updates.
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With the goal of “creating innovative stories and toys for girls that deliver positive messages around independence, adventure, and global awareness,” Pack-n-Go Girls is a great resource for globally focused education. Their Pack-n-Go Girls Adventures were voted Best Children’s Chapter Book Series in 2014 by the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards and they also offers tons of free resources, including eBooks and lesson plans. Overall, we love the mission of this company! Check out their Twitter page here.
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This site is jam-packed with globally focused goodies! From arts and crafts, to books, to fun activities, Kid World Citizen literally has it all. Created by Becky, a teacher and mom of 5 bilingual and multicultural kids, there is something for everyone here. Whether you are looking for a recipe for Egyptian snacks or wondering how kids around the world play, you will find it on Kid World Citizen. With such a diverse array of resources, your kids and students will be able to grow into globally aware citizens in no time! To follow Kid World Citizen on Twitter, head here.