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Education2018-07-26T14:18:41+00:00

Global education for young children

Children and their families around the globe get up in the morning, play, help at home, do things in their community, eat, and get ready for bed – just like your students! Explore the world together with these extensively researched, non-fiction stories and friendship activities.

Not a social network or a virtual exchange – you decide where you want to go and when with your class. Combine online/iOS materials with offline activities in ELA, math, art and more.

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English language arts
with a global perspective

With everything that’s required, it can be really hard to fit in the extras, no matter how important they are. That’s why One Globe Kids created an ELA curriculum that is aligned with the Common Core standards for reading comprehension, speaking & listening, writing and language. You don’t need to choose – teach global education and ELA at the same time!

Real life nonfiction stories

Encourage students to draw connections between their life and that in other countries

Visit 2 friends for free
Visit them all for $39

ELA Common Core

A fun and innovative way to teach young global citizens reading comprehension, writing, language, listening and speaking

Get the K-2 ELA curriculum for free

Global friendship

Foster empathy with peers in other groups using the evidence-based One Globe Kids program

Learn more about intercultural competence research

Education materials for each subject

Join One Globe Kids today and get access to global friendship activities to do with your class. Try food from the stories, make an art project from a different country, experience what life is like on the other side of the world or make math more global. Discussion guides and questions will help you dig deep into a story or related global topic. And more activities are always in the making!

Get all education materials for $39

Explore the world with new friends

Stories are told child-to-child in English, French or Dutch, with full color photographs and interactive features. Each story comes with online and offline extension activities to get to know a friends, a country, a language or global topic even better.
Visit 2 friends for free
Visit them all for $39

ELA for global citizens

Explore the world and its people as part of English Language Arts and help young students grow up feeling safe, happy and excited about interacting with diverse people and in diverse contexts.

The One Globe Kids ELA lessons encompass reading comprehension, writing, speaking, listening and language skills, but also much more. Not only will your students learn about the world through the eyes of peers their own age, they’ll develop the global knowledge, culturally-open attitudes, contact skills, and prosocial behaviors that support college and career success in our diverse world.

The One Globe Kids ELA curriculum is designed to give you full flexibility. It can be used over three weeks or spread out to a full year curriculum depending on how many friends you choose to meet. We encourage you to visit at least three One Globe Kids friends with your class to maximize the global learning available through this curriculum.

We thank the Longview Foundation for their generous support in the development of the Global Friendship ELA curriculum.  

Global Friendship Goals for each grade

Preparing students for global friendship is an important and valuable part of helping them become active, empathetic citizens. By beginning at an early age, all students can develop the knowledge, attitudes, skills and behaviors that will benefit them individually and collectively as members of a shared society. The Global Friendship Goals used in this curriculum are based on research in intergroup contact theory and have been specifically crafted to foster intercultural competence and encourage diverse friendship.

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.

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. 

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.

Why teachers choose One Globe Kids

EVIDENCE-BASED

All lessons and activities are based on proven ways to help children feel confident in making contact with diverse peers.

FOR YOUNG LEARNERS

Global competency should start young. That’s why One Globe Kids features stories of young global friends for K-2 students. Contact is simulated, so perfectly safe for the youngest users.

FLEXIBLE

Use ELA curriculum how it works best for your class. A modular structure gives flexibility to work with One Globe Kids for 3 or up to 36 weeks. Use with existing curriculum or as a stand-alone. For each grade a teacher guide explains all you need to know. Extension activities bring global learning into math, arts and crafts and more.

LINKED TO GRADE THEMES

Explore a new global theme in each grade: Family in Kindergarten, Community in First grade and Citizenship in Second grade.

REAL STORIES

Kids “just like me” share about life in different countries, making the learning personal and memorable.

INTEGRATED CURRICULUM

Teach ELA while encouraging global citizenship. Merge 21st century skills, with reading comprehension, writing, language and speaking & listening while adding in global knowledge, culturally open attitudes, contact skills and pro-social behavior.

EVIDENCE-BASED

All lessons and activities are based on proven ways to help children feel confident in making contact with diverse peers.

FOR YOUNG LEARNERS

Global competency should start young. That’s why One Globe Kids features stories of young global friends for K-2 students. Contact is simulated, so perfectly safe for the youngest users.

FLEXIBLE

Use ELA curriculum how it works best for your class. A modular structure gives flexibility to work with One Globe Kids for 3 or up to 36 weeks. Use with existing curriculum or as a stand-alone. For each grade a teacher guide explains all you need to know. Extension activities bring global learning into math, arts and crafts and more.

LINKED TO GRADE THEMES

Explore a new global theme in each grade: Family in Kindergarten, Community in First grade and Citizenship in Second grade.

REAL STORIES

Kids “just like me” share about life in different countries, making the learning personal and memorable.

INTEGRATED CURRICULUM

Teach ELA while encouraging global citizenship. Merge 21st century skills, with reading comprehension, writing, language and speaking & listening while adding in global knowledge, culturally open attitudes, contact skills and pro-social behavior.