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Kids acting and thinking global.

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Adult Written byMrs O April 29, 2012

Thoughtful discussions!

A site which will have everyone expressing an opinion! The religious aspect is totally in context and it in no way tries to indovctrinate children with religiou... Continue reading
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What's it about?

The Global Gang consists of five cartoon kids, one each from the U.K., Peru, India, the Philippines, and Kenya. Although the U.K. site's sponsor is Christian Aid, kids can learn about many different cultures and religions. Its theme is that everyone can do something to help eradicate poverty, hunger, and suffering in the world -- whether it's buying fair-trade coffee or raising money to help tsunami victims. The worldview is through the eyes and thoughts of the world's real children.

Is it any good?

This is a nice, well-rounded site that thoughtful kids will find fascinating. A well-policed discussion board area encourages kids to sound off on topics like technology, current events, and their favorite festivals. There are also online games, crafts, and a "Homework Help" section, as well as a section for parents and teachers that provides suggestions on using the site.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about poverty, fair trade, and what can be done at the local level to help change the world.

Website details

  • Genre: Educational
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: August 25, 2016

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