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.

Cultural Jambalaya launches newest series,
Seen By Me in the USA

Check out our trailer to the new series.

Cultural Jambalaya has produced the first episode in its newest video series called Seen By Me in the USA. In the new multi-episode series geared toward Middle School students, we’ll learn how people in the USA are keeping their ancestry alive today. Featuring food, art, craft and culture, we’ll explore how ideas, processes and skills can be powerful tools for preserving heritage and what it means for future generations. The free series with curricula will include hashtags to maximize social media and to invite student engagement.

To see our first episode featuring Hmong Chef Yia Vang click here.

Free 12-part Seen By Me video series now available

Cultural Jambalaya’s new, free 12-part video series, Seen By Me, provides classrooms with multimedia content and lesson plans that improve students’ global awareness and cross-cultural understanding.

Seen By Me, which features cultures, histories, religions, traditions and rituals from the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia, is crafted for students ages 7-13, a critical age when young people are forming a broader understanding of the world. Each episode has closed captioning in English, Mandarin, Spanish, Arabic and French.

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. Click here for more info.

Mark your calendars: Thursday, October 13, 2022

Cultural Jambalaya will hold its annual event at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, October 13, 2022 at the Metropolitan Ballroom in Golden Valley.  Click here to order tickets