SPRING 2023 CULTURE KIT RESERVATIONS WILL OPEN AT 9 AM ON DECEMBER 6, 2022.
UPDATE: Each school may receive up to 3 kits during the Spring 2023 semester. Requests for more than 3 kits from an individual school will not be accepted.
Read our most recent newsletter for other updates to the Culture Kit reservation system in Spring 2023.
Welcome to the Carolina Navigators Global Resource finder! Here you can view many of the resources we offer free of charge. We welcome any educator to use our digital resources and we will ship, free of charge, both ways, our culture kits to any educator in North Carolina. Please consider making a donation to our program, so that it can remain free for educators.
For an overview of what we offer, please visit our page for educators.
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“Channel Your Inner Animal” in Korea and Morocco (and Q and A)
Africa, Asia, Morocco, South Korea
This is a presentation about animals in South Korea and Morocco from our Fall 2015 Virtual Cultural Festival! There is also a Q & A portion at the end with K-12 students watching.
“Music in Italy” Virtual Presentation and Q and A on Italian Culture
This video is a presentation from our spring 2017 Virtual Cultural Festival. Navigator Emma teaches about music in Italy and does a Q & A session on Italy with K-12 students in NC.
“Sports in China” and Q and A on Chinese Culture
This video is a presentation from our spring 2017 Virtual Cultural Festival. Navigator Sian teaches about traditional sports in China and does a Q & A session on China with K-12 students in NC. You can watch the video, “Dancing on Water: The Chinese Art of Bamboo Drifting”, mentioned in the video here.
Tips on Teaching: Observing Teacher-Student Interactions in the Wee Morning Hours Throughout the semester, I have been volunteering with Mr. Cones Poverty Reading Group at Carrboro High School; every Wednesday morning, four of us rise before the sun, pile into a car and arrive, coffee cups in hand, around 6:45am. Our dedication is nothing, though, compared to that of the students. This class has provided me with an amazing opportunity to observe intensive teaching at its finest- not only is i…
“The Former Yugoslavia” and Q and A on the former Yugoslavia, Austria, and Hungary
Austria, Balkans, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Europe, Hungary, Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia
This video is from our spring 2017 Virtual Cultural Festival. Navigator Sylvia discusses the former Yugoslavia and also does a Q & A session on Austria, Hungary, and the former Yugoslavia. This presentation is most appropriate for secondary and post-secondary students.
A Brief Overview of the Bosnian War
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Europe
This video highlights the main concepts, struggles, and dilemmas with the Bosnian conflict (1992-1995).
A British Town Fair
In this Animoto video, Navigator Annie Rutledge talks about the England and beyond the “single stories” of Harry Potter and castles. She teaches about the small historical towns of Penrith in northern England, and it’s town fair. How does Penrith compare to your town?
A Day in Seoul, South Korea
Asia, South Korea
Navigator Grace presents a lesson on South Korea for elementary students.
A Few Cities of Brazil
Brazil, South America
In this Animoto video, Navigator Elliott Chen highlights various attractions in Brazil by drawing similarities between North Carolina and Brazil.
A Folktale from the Middle East-“Tortoise and the Fox”
Afghanistan, Iran, Middle East
In this presentation, Navigator Mike teaches about Folktales from the Middle East. This video is part of a longer presentation from our Fall 2017 Virtual Cultural Festival. In the full presentation Navigators Chloe, Mike, and Bethany present on folktales in the middle east and from the Eastern Band Cherokee in the United States. This presentation was designed for a K-12 audience.
A Multicultural Life
Europe, United Kingdom
My name is Ariana Rodriguez-Gitler. I was born and raised in Maryland, but whenever someone asks me where I’m from there’s a moment where I don’t know what to say. My family history is a little complicated, even though my own is simple. For the most part, my mom’s side of the family lives in Mexico by way of Poland three generations back, and my dad’s family lives in Puerto Rico. At times it can get complicated explaining how I am both Jewish and Hispanic. Over the years, I’ve been very fortunat…
A New Dining Experience
Asia, Hong Kong
“When I was in Hong Kong, some of the particularly busy cha cha tangs (restaurants that were often cramped but reputed to have delicious, cheap food and traditionally brewed milk tea) would seat customers who were strangers to one another at the same table. At first, this startled me. I felt slightly uncomfortable, even though I was with my friend, when the waitress had pulled up two plastic stools from the corner and shoved them next to a round table, where three other occupants were seated…
A Short Train Ride Through Japan
Hello and Konnichiwa! My name is Maura. When I was in high school, I lived on American military base in Japan. During that time, I experienced many cultural events and tried my fair share of Japanese food. In my three year stay, the thing that struck me the most were the people I met and the cultural traditions I got to see firsthand. Since you can get almost anywhere in Japan via the train system, you can experience some of this culture just by stepping off of a train and into a town. Let’s set…
A Taxi Ride through Uzbekistan’s History
In this Animoto video, Navigator Lily Herbert talks about Uzbekistan’s history, specifically its association with the Silk Road, its ancient cities, hubs for Islamic learning and trade, and the Soviet Union’s influence.
A Thirst for Global Education
I always reflect fondly mostly harmonious diversity I grew up with in the suburbs of Atlanta. As a child of Jamaican immigrants, as I certainly noticed the difference between myself and many of the other kids in school (especially when comparing homemade school lunches!). My favorite days in grade school were the “Cultural Days” when a performance and speaker would come and teach us about his/her traditions. We were required to take German language and culture courses from elementary school thro…
A Typical Rwandan Wedding!
Here is all about a typical Rwandan wedding! Created By: Gabrielle Spinella – created at http://animoto.com
A Vantage Point can go a Long Way
Is the image above one of an older lady, or of a younger woman? It all depends on the vantage point… The article Africa is not a country describes how many students view Africa presently. The article claims that our own review of over 30 childrens books about Africa found skewed and incomplete images. More than 90 percent of the books, for example, showed only rural or village life and jungles. Based on images from these books, readers would assume there are no cities in Africa. These ima…
A Year of Summer in The Lion City
“It was a year of summer and adjusting to the extreme humidity, but it was also a year of academic and personal transformation, constantly learning and being exposed to new things from “fried carrot cake” (which is neither fried nor has carrots in it) and intestine, to new ideas pertaining to societal organization and government. You may have noticed that my greeting was in four languages. These languages represent the four official languages of Singapore (English, Mandarin Chinese, Malay, and T…
Abandon the Resort for the Quest for Global Competence
Contemporary views of Jamaica are often eclipsed by a Resort View which paints the country as an endless terrain of white sand beaches, palm trees, and servants answering your every beck and call. The people there are continually laid back and somehow always smiling, despite the fact that their per capita GDP should direct them to do different. These aspects surely characterize Jamaica. These and the fact that everyone knows Bob Marley. While Jamaica is a gorgeous country which has beaches and…
Activism and Architecture in Austria
This video is part of an hour long virtual presentation about activism in India and Austria. In this portion of the presentation Sylvia talks about Friedensreich Hundertwasser (artist and architect) in Austria. This presentation was designed for 8th grade students.