Every Friday we feature a cool organization, great resource, or exceptional educator who is going against the grain to improve education and teaching.
This week we’re excited to share Project Explorer, a fun and engaging way to explore the cultures, foods, and traditions of the globe with your students. Through the creation and distribution of “engaging and free multimedia educational materials,” the creative minds behind Project Explorer aim to foster the “next generation of global citizens by encouraging awareness of the world beyond a student’s own community.”
Not only are their award-winning videos, lessons plans, and photos absolutely free, but they’re great conversation starters too. The video series and accompanying lesson plans are organized into age appropriate categories, such as Upper Elementary, Middle School, and High School & Beyond, so you can be sure that the material and images are age appropriate. For Middle and High School Students, information is presented in an easy-to-read blog format with lots of links to videos, pictures, and even local recipes.
Want to take a trip to Malaysia to learn about the world’s biggest flower? No problem. Ever thought it would be cool to check out the local languages of South Africa? They’ve got that covered too. And the best part about Project Explorer is that you don’t even need a passport!