Apple Computer and EF Educational Tours, an international educational tour company for teachers and students, have developed new curriculum units on global awareness designed to expand students’ understanding of cultural similarities and differences across the world. Developed to help teachers infuse global awareness into their classrooms, this new collection of free multimedia curricular units are tailored to specific grade ranges, from pre-K through grade 12, and span a wide range of curriculum areas, from science to language arts and social studies. The units, which are available through the Apple Learning Interchange (click on “Global Awareness”), are mapped to state and national standards. “Children today are graduating into a world that is constantly changing and increasingly globally competitive,” said Martha H. Doyle, president of EF Educational Tours. “To help students compete in the global economy, they not only need the ‘hard’ skills, but they also need to be able to think more broadly, more creatively, and more globally. At EF, our mission is to help build these 21st-century skills.”

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