A Global Adventure via Kid-Friendly Foreign Films

For many of us, Oscar week can serve as the annual reminder of how many great grown-up films we have yet to see, and how many kids’ movies we’ve already seen — over and over and over. Next time you’re faced with indoor recess or a snow day, movie night or a free period before a holiday, resist the temptation to pop in Finding Nemo or Shrek (though I love these, too), and use the opportunity to take a journey around the world. Of all the great global learning tools out there, films from diverse countries are among of my very favorites…

Read the full story on Edutopia, which includes 6 foreign film recommendations here: http://www.edutopia.org/blog/kid-friendly-foreign-films-homa-tavangar.

film selection

This list is extracted from my new book, The Global Education Toolkit for Elementary Learners. In the book we also include a special discussion/thinking/learning guide to the films and 20 additional titles.

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