Connecting Across Cultures: Global Education in Grades K-8

Connecting Across Cultures: Global Education in Grades K-8

by Mary Ann Buchino, Robert C. Herring


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607099918
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 06/24/2011
Pages: 90
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Mary Ann Buchino has worked at Nativity School for the past 23 years and has been intimately involved with the development of the global education program. Bob Herring has been principal of Nativity School since 1984, where he developed and refined the global education program. He was awarded the National Distinguished Principal Award (2006) from the National Association of Elementary School Principals and the United States Department of Education.

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Global Education Across the Curriculum 5

Chapter 2 The Maps Program 25

Chapter 3 Student Exchanges 35

Chapter 4 Encouraging Teacher Support 61

Chapter 5 Encouraging Parent Support 71

Epilogue 77


1.1 Art from Different Continents 7

1.2 International Art Projects—A Developmental Approach 8

1.3 Music from Different Continents 10

1.4 International Music—A Developmental Approach 11

1.5 International Physical Education Activities 13

1.6 Rock Formations in Different Countries 19

1.7 Sample International Recipes 19

1.8 Sample International Foods 20

2.1 Changes to the Maps Test 28

2.2 Number of Items on Each Map Test 29

2.3 Possible Forms of Recognition for Achievement 32

3.1 Timeline for Student Exchanges—ISSE Model 45

3.2 Projects Week Committees 56

3.3 Friendship Project II 58


i Sample Map Test Study Guide 79

ii List of Exchanges 81

iii Sample Memorandum of Understanding 85

iv International School-to-School Experience Forms 89

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