Exploring the world supports making friends

Global competence, or intercultural competence, is a term used to refer to the qualities people need to successfully engage in everyday interactions that cross all kinds of boundaries. This can be reinforced and encouraged from a young age.

Global knowledge
Deepening their awareness of families, communities and cultures around the world, including their own, and explore what makes them similar and unique.
Prosocial behaviors
Practicing prosocial behaviors of sharing, working together, trusting, helping and empathy with those in their familiar bubble and beyond.
Contact skills
Building self-confidence and comfort interacting with peers in other groups through imagined contact and role-play.
Culturally-open attitudes
Developing a mind-set and attitudes that are open to differences and sees similarities as opportunities for positive connections.
Global knowledge
Deepening their awareness of families, communities and cultures around the world, including their own, and explore what makes them similar and unique.
Prosocial behaviors
Practicing prosocial behaviors of sharing, working together, trusting, helping and empathy with those in their familiar bubble and beyond.
Contact skills
Building self-confidence and comfort interacting with peers in other groups through imagined contact and role-play.
Culturally-open attitudes
Developing a mind-set and attitudes that are open to differences and sees similarities as opportunities for positive connections.
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Included in the One Globe Kids ELA Curriculum

Our Global Friendship focus lays the foundation for a new generation of problem solvers: global citizens who feel safe, happy and excited about interacting with diverse people and in diverse contexts.

Kindergarten
Families

Global Knowledge – Identify characteristics and become aware of how families around the globe are similar and unique.

Culturally-open attitudes – Develop a mind-set and attitudes that are open to differences and sees similarities as opportunities for positive connections.

Contact skills – Begin to develop self-confidence and reduce anxiety about interacting with peers in other groups.

Prosocial behaviors – Practice prosocial behavior of sharing about themselves and their family with peers from other groups.

1st grade
Communities

Global Knowledge – Identify characteristics and deepen awareness of communities and cultures around the world, including their own community and what makes it similar and unique.

Culturally-open attitudes – Develop positive and inclusive group norms towards peers in other communities, recognizing and seeking out similarities with their own community.

Contact skills – Exercise the beginnings of multiple perspective taking by retelling aspects of the new friends communities and discovering what is similar and different from each other.

Prosocial behaviors – Practice the prosocial behavior of trust when working together in collaborative activities to meet a goal. 

2nd grade
Citizenship

Global Knowledge – Identify characteristics and expand knowledge of the meaning of citizenship and how it is expressed both in their own communities and those of their peers around the world. 

Culturally-open attitudes – Develop positive and inclusive group norms towards peers in other groups, recognizing and countering stereotypes and negative bias.

Contact skills – Develop self-confidence and comfort interacting with peers in other groups through imagined contact and role-play.

Prosocial behaviors – Practice the prosocial behaviors of helping and empathy when working together in collaborative activities and when reflecting and writing about the ways citizens help each other.

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