¡Hola! Ni Hao! Hello! I’m Julie Yeros, an elementary educator and the creator of Globe Trottin’ Kids – a global learning resource for students, parents, and educators. Through my own travel experiences and a multicultural family scattered across three continents, I understand the importance of children learning how we are connected globally and how we are more similar than different. My goal is to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to understand the world in which we live and about our own place in it.
Globe Trottin’ Kids provides quality resources and products to engage kids in learning about world geography and cultures, understanding and appreciating diversity in our world, and becoming responsible global citizens.
Globe Trottin’ Kids Website
Our website provides lots of opportunities for kids to explore, learn and play. Parents and educators will find it a helpful resource for planning multicultural learning experiences in the home, classroom, and community. Here’s a peek:
Interactive World Map Hover over a country to read a brief introduction beginning in its native “hello.” Click on a country to be connected to its profile page.
Country Profile Pages View an infographic, country map, photo gallery, national symbols, and links to related products and blog posts.
Global Learning Products
- Country Research Projects Students investigate the geography and culture of a country using resource books and websites. They complete a variety of activities that are compiled into a notebook (not included), making it a wonderful artifact to share and keep. Activities include working with maps (world, continent and country), designing a menu of meals for one day, categorizing animals, describing the meaning of the colors and symbols of the flag, learning about the currency, making a mini-dictionary of common words and phrases from the official language(s), and more. These projects are great for the whole class, cooperative groups, or independent work.
- Multicultural Literature & Activities Develop cultural awareness by integrating diverse books and activities across content areas. Add a cultural twist to your fairy tale unit with Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China and play traditional children’s games throughout the year with Games Around the World.
Links to Additional Global Resources & Games
- Students Discover the geography, people, and animals that make our world unique. Read global news stories, view panoramas, videos and photos, take virtual tours, listen to world music, explore instruments, browse collections of diverse stories in different languages, access tools (world clock, language translator, and currency converter), and play geography and flag games.
- Educators/Parents Find resources for connecting students outside of the classroom, lists and activities for diverse books, music, art, and movement activities, and foreign language resources.
Blog Our posts contain global learning information, lesson ideas, reviews of books and products, guest posts, and more.
Calendar Stay up-to-date with global holidays and celebrations.
*Our website is a growing resource and will continue to be updated with additional countries and resources.
Across our social media platforms we curate and share resources to help you teach kids about our world and feature global education news, projects, lessons, reviews, and much more.
Connect with us, and use the hashtag #GlobeTrottinKids to share your global education adventures, ideas, and resources.
Julie Yeros is the creator of Globe Trottin’ Kids. She is a National Geographic Certified Educator with more than 25 years of elementary teaching experience.