Windows and Mirrors

Video Series

The award-winning Windows & Mirrors video series features images and narratives from across the globe, including Africa, Middle East, Asia and Latin America.  Designed for middle school and high school students, educators use the videos and study guides — available without charge — as creative teaching tools in the classroom to illustrate the diverse cultural backgrounds that make up America’s rich mosaic.

The Windows & Mirrors theme is based on the “Curriculum as Window & Mirror” essay – first published in Listening for All Voices, Oak Knoll School monograph, Summit, NJ, 1988.

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Introductory Video

Introductory Video

Created for teachers, Windows & Mirrors, Cultural Jambalaya’s first educational video, highlights people and cultures throughout the world using global images. Combined...

Asia

Asia

Cultural Jambalaya has released Windows & Mirrors: Asia, the newest video in our Educational Series. The video showcases the diverse, historic and traditional cultures...

Africa

Africa

Windows & Mirrors: AFRICA showcases African people and their cultures, rituals and religions. To begin to break down cultural barriers, the video asks students to admire...

Latin America

Latin America

Windows & Mirrors: Latin America focuses on captivating people and the traditions, rituals and religions that enrich their fragile cultures. To begin to break down...

Customs & Rituals

Customs & Rituals

Windows & Mirrors: CUSTOMS & RITUALS features fascinating cultures, traditions and practices from around the world from Asia to the Middle East, and from Africa to...

The Middle East

The Middle East

Windows & Mirrors: THE MIDDLE EAST includes images and narratives highlighting the fascinating people and intriguing cultures of the Middle East. Supported by an online...

Religion & Spirituality

Religion & Spirituality

Windows & Mirrors: RELIGION & SPIRITUALITY gives us a peek into some of the world’s thousands of forms of faith that are at...

Minnesota

Minnesota

Windows & Mirrors: Minnesota features the cultural contributions of many of the ethnic groups that makeup Minnesota’s rich culture, including food, language, music and...

America

America

Windows & Mirrors: AMERICA celebrates the rich ethnic makeup and cultural contributions of all Americans.