Teaching Students About The World

Posted by Kristy Beaudry McCain on Nov 5, 2013 6:53:28 AM


Using Books to Teach Children About The World Helps Students to Develop a Global Perspective

Using literature is a great way to teach students about places around the world. Photographs of real life places and people spark interest in young readers. Offering students a wide variety of books about places around the world gives students the opportunity to develop a global perspective.

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Students benefit from exposure to the world and other cultures at a young age. Children can learn about:

  • Places around the world
  • Kids around the world
  • Homes around the world
  • Animals around the world
  • Climates around the world
  • Events around the world
  • Customs around the world
  • Products created in different parts of the world
  • The world economy

We Share One World - Big Universe

This is an example of a book that can be used to teach children about the commonalities amongst people thoughout the world.

Kids' Book Title: We Share One World


Children are never too young to begin exploring the many different cultures that make up our beautiful world. This book explores other cultures and places in the world. It is just one of the many picture books offered at www.biguniverse.com

Connecting to The Common Core State Standards

The CCSS address cultural practices and perspectives. Students also learn about products of other cultures from multiple perspectives.


Gain Knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures

Standard 2.1: Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the culture studied.

Standard 2.2: Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the products and perspectives of the culture studied.

Topics: Classroom Ideas, Common Core, Differentiation, Big Universe News, Integration Ideas, Literacy

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