Multicultural Education Through Miniatures

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In tiny dolls, a world of unique cultures comes to light.

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Learning about different cultures can increase kids' respect for others.

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Parents need to know that this site is purely educational and is a good resource for school projects related to multiculturalism.

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What's it about?

The title might be a mouthful, but MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION
THROUGH MINIATURES is really about how little things can have big meaning. The
site uses photographs of dolls and other miniatures to take kids on a worldwide
cultural tour. There are over 300 photos of handcrafted miniatures, each with a
description of how they were made, a story from the country or state they
represent, its flag, what currency is used, and which language is spoken in
that region. Simple educational games let kids test their multicultural
knowledge.

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Multicultural Education Through Miniatures is a delightful
approach to teaching kids about the ways of people near and far. The high-quality
photos of the dolls has the effect of personalizing each culture, making its "stats"
relatable and memorable. This unique concept delivers a wealth of information and
lets students easily find whatever region they are interested in. Kids may be
especially drawn to the games, which expand the offerings for each doll to
include a country's music, animals, clothing, dance, and other unique
characteristics.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how each doll embodies distinct characteristics and what they reveal about their culture. Also, the author of this site has given permission for students and teachers to use the copyrighted photos, stories, and games in school projects. How might kids go about using material from Web sites where permission is not as clear? Do kids know how to credit sources when they use something for a school project?

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Genre:Educational
Pricing structure:Free

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Parent of a 4, 4, and 6 year old Written byEbeth November 29, 2009
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With parents helping younger children, great for all ages.

I love this web site. The miniatures are wonderful, to say the least. Stories are written simply enough to be interesting to 6 year olds, and to be read by early readers. They are written with such description, I could easily imagine being there. Games range from fun for younger children, to quite challenging for older children and adults. This web site is a gem.

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Parent of a 6 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 July 9, 2012
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multicultural education through miniatures

about their culture. Also, the author of this site has given permission for students and teachers to use the copyrighted photos, stories, and games in school projects. How might kids go about using material from Web sites where permission is not as clear? Do kids know how to credit sources when they use something for a school project?

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