Skip to main content
Create interactive lessons using any digital content including wikis with our free sister product
. Get it on the
Pages and Files
US global competence
Why Geography Matters
What is culture?
Iceberg concept of culture
Watch the world change
Global Digital Citizenship projects
Learning from the world
What businesses want
World Citizens Guide
EdSteps and Global Competency Framework
Global Education Collaborative Ning
Global Issues Network: Students working together internationally
Resources for Global Ed-Getting kids involved
Millennium Development Goals
Free encyclopedia of Human Rights
What the European Union is doing
If there were a 100 people in the world
Just cool stuff
Global Competence Is a 21st Century Imperative:
Global Competence Is a 21st Century Imperative.pdf
Thinking for a Shared Future: Think Global
A guide for Global connections with other schools
Educating for Global Competency:
Third culture Parent
The Cultural Mosaic...
'The Cultural Mosaic' is both official policy and social attitude on how Canadians perceive Canadian society.
"The US is founded on the principle of the 'melting pot.' In the US, a citizen is American first, minority second. In Canada the cultural mosaic means you have your own culture first, then Canadian." Canadian teacher.
The term was coined by sociologist John Murray Gibbon in
, published in 1938. Gibbon argued that the problem with the melting pot policy was it asked immigrants to cut-off ties with their own culture in order to become 'American.' A Canadian mosaic approach would enable immigrants to maintain their own cultural identity, and contribute something new to the society.
"A second generation Vietnamese in Los Angeles says, 'I'm an American,' whereas a second generation Vietnamese in Toronto says 'I'm Canadian Vietnamese.'" Stockholm based Canadian consultant
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"