Broadening World Views of Students
Providing educators with free, creative multimedia resources to address the critical need for global education in our schools
Cultural Jam is thrilled to announce that the “Seen By Me” episode featuring artist Yudong Shen, who advances his Chinese culture through traditional watercolor paintings and calligraphy, received a Regional Emmy® Award.
In addition, a 2nd “Seen By Me” episode highlighting James Beard Award nominee Chef Yia Vang, who uses food to tell stories about Hmong culture and history, was also recognized with a nomination.
The videos have been seen by hundreds of thousands of students around the world. Since 2005, Cultural Jam has created educational resources for teachers and students to broaden world views, and to promote respect and understanding of all people.
Check out our trailer to the new series.
Cultural Jam’s newest multi-episode video series, called Seen By Me in the USA is 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.
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.