Beyond book smart and more than street smart, our children need to be world smart - ready, able and wanting to interact with the wider world in a positive and constructive way. By moving beyond geography, flags, and basic facts, One Globe Kids offers a unique and intimate approach to multi-cultural and global education.
Designed for use by the busy, active teacher, the All Friends app and the Online Friends platform include free Education Toolkits, in-depth teaching supports that will get kids moving and thinking. Easily adapted for your classroom, you can for each country that compliment the interactive features within each story.
Unlike other multi-cultural and global education resources, One Globe Kids makes global learning a personal experience by bringing users as close as possible to their real peers around the globe. Each feature was developed to help kids draw connections between their life and that in countries such as Haiti, The Netherlands, Burundi and Indonesia.
By focusing on one country per month with your classroom, you don't have to rush but can still create an emotionally-rich experience for your students.
Check our these Classroom Case Studies to learn how other teachers integrated One Globe into their curriculum:
Global competency, social and emotional intelligence, creativity and adaptive thinking, and perspective-taking are all skills that our children will need to succeed in the 21st century. By approaching global education through personal stories, One Globe Kids offers the opportunity to strengthen and expand these key skills. Actively seeking similarities between their lives, discussing how friends feel in a particular situation and how they would feel in that situation, and brainstorming ways to solve each other's problems, are just a few ways the stories can be used. One Globe Kids is designed to promote the openness, curiosity and ability to empathize that new generations need to succeed in our globalized world.