Links & More
Jump Start Extras
Books & Music
- The Kids' Multicultural Art Book by Alexandria M. Terzian
- Travel the Globe: Multicultural Story Times by Desiree Webber, et.al
- World Playground CD from Putumayo Kids
- Multicultural Children's Songs by Ella Jenkins
- Free Rice : Gives quiz questions where every correct answer donates 20 grains of rice through the UN World Food Program to help end hunger.
- Multicultural paper dolls : For international studies or Thinking Day ideas. By MakingFriends.com, changing the world... one craft at a time!
- Kids Around The World : a PDF download of printable paper dolls from Kizclub.com
- Travel for Kids : Fun things to do with kids in various countries, plus travel tips for/with kids
- International Children's Digital Library : A Library for the World's Children.
- Block Posters : Enlarge images to poster size for printing
- Haiku Scroll Project from Disney's Family Fun website
California Library Association's 2011 summer reading workshop
Visit www.cla-net.org for viceos, presentations, Powerpoint slides and handouts for the following:
- programming ideas for children, tweens, teens, and adults
- tips on decorating the library, and
- a nuts and bolts planning presentation for anyone new to summer reading
Teach the Earth
The Science Education Resource Center (SERC), with financial support from the National Science Foundation, presents this portal for educators who teach geo-science. Hundreds of teaching activities are available including visualizations, data sets and models, lab activities, projects, virtual field trips, and writing assignments. Topics for the activities include climate change, geochemistry, earth surface, energy/material cycles, ocean, solar system, earth history, and more. Teachers may also want to check out the section on methods. These strategies, such as cooperative learning, gallery walk, and others, could also be used effectively to teach other subjects. (Education World Site Reviews, 11/2/10)
Aaron Shepherd's World of Stories
From the venerable Aaron Shepherd, here's a list of stories from around the world that you can retell. Organized by genre, these include folktales, legends, magicial tales and much more. Also indicated are country/culture, theme, age appropriateness, and number of words.
Mama Lisa's World
Mama Lisa's World is a collection of children's songs and nursery rhymes from around the world. Whatever the culture a child belongs to, whatever the flag he or she lives under, this is the place to find the lyrics to kids songs, in English and in the original languages! Some songs include MP3's and Midi music.
Dining Customs of Different Cultures
from Family Education Network; empowering learners of all ages to reach their full potential.
Table Manners Across Cultures
There are big differences between cultures. VideoJug produces professional, instructional, short-form online videos enabling people everyhwere to access straight forward, valuable knowledge and advice in easy-to-follow tutorials.
Teach about Other Cultures Through Food
Social Studies Cultural Unit Lesson Plan from suite101.com.
Flags of the World
Flags of the World (FOTW), founded in 1994, is the Internet's largest site devoted to vexillology (the study of flags). Here you can read more than 47,000 pages about flags and view more than 87,000 images of flags of countries, organizations, states, territories, districts and cities, both past and present.
Features public domain folktales from many countries categorized by theme, topic, or event.
Encyclopedia Smithsonian's World Cultures
Includes links to online Smithsonian exhibits, fact sheets, reading lists, research and much more.
ALSCâ€™s Great Websites: Cultures of the World
A superb collection of ALSC-vetted sites including National Geographic Kids and UNICEFâ€™s Voices of Youth.
Kids.gov: Social Studies World Cultures
The 5th through 8th grade section here contains a great list of websites that could be listed here independently.
Cultures and Customs Around the World
Projects by students from students at ThinkQuest.
2011 Summer Reading Workshop, Lakeshore's Library System
And we had a FABULOUS SRP workshop January 28th at the Country Springs Hotel with Marge Loch-Wouters and Leslie Peterson! I posted photos to the Lakeshores Library System Facebook page. Please tag yourself if you are in any of the pictures!
Children's Program (One World, Many Stories) theme art by Rafael López. Young Adult Program (You Are Here) theme art by Svetlana Chmakova.
2011 Collaborative Summer Library Program, www.cslpreads.org
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Schedule and Locations
Feb. 22: Pierre
Feb. 23: Huron
Feb. 24: Brookings
Feb. 25: Vermillion
Apr. 1: Spearfish