Broadening World Views of Students

Providing educators with free, creative multimedia resources to address the critical need for global education in our schools

Mali

In the 14th century, the Dogon people fled the advancing Arabs and found protection on the rocky Bandiagara cliffs, where they built their unique villages.

Iran

Iran’s Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque in Isfahan is one of the masterpieces of Persian architecture.

Guatemala

Families are fleeing government corruption, poverty and violence, significantly reducing enrollment in Guatemalan schools.

Myanmar

It’s a religious duty for Buddhist boys beginning at age 7 to become novice monks.  Just as Buddha left his own family to seek enlightenment, the monks live in a monastery where they learn morality and respect.

New Seen By Me video series will reach millions of students

Cultural Jambalaya is partnering with ProjectExplorer to bring new, free cultural educational resources to millions of students. The collaboration provides classrooms with multimedia content and lesson plans that improve students’ global awareness and cross-cultural understanding. The new video series, called Seen By Me, is showcased on ProjectExplorer’s online channel.

Seen By Me features cultures, history, religions, traditions and rituals from the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia. Produced by Hi-Fly’n Productions’ Kevin May and ProjectExplorer’s Zoe D’Amato, Seen By Me is crafted for younger students ages 7-13, a critical age when young people are forming a broader understanding of the world.

Dozens of newly produced episodes are in the works. The first episode is “World Heritage Sites – Middle East.” (Click here)

Share photos and stories at #SeenByMe

Seen By Me also serves as a creative interactive strategy for students to share their own photos and stories as they learn about the world beyond their borders.

Kids can explore different places and perspectives, share art and stories, and interact with the global community through photography.

Students are encouraged to document their own observations on social media, using the hashtag #SeenByMe. And with ProjectExplorer’s current audience of nearly 6 million students, they’re in for an exciting, engaging and eye-opening online adventure!