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Culture education for curious global citizens

Cult-ED are lessons for pupils from 11 through 15 years old (5th – 9th grade). With Cult-ED, children can digitally travel to faraway places, from Mongolia and Bhutan to Peru and French Polynesia, to learn about for them often unknown cultures and traditions. A part of the questions are focused on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, challenging children to think differently about themes

such as capitalism, homogeneity and climate change. The dominant culture often lacks answers to complex questions on how we can bring our planet healthily into the future. The communities the children visit during these classes will encourage them to think outside of their comfort zone and come up with innovative solutions for the future. Download the Cult-ED manual.


 about the cultures of the world

Why do they have eagles as pets in Mongolia? Could knowledge of a different culture help us with contemporary problems such as global warming? Where exactly is Polynesia and how did people end up on such a far-away island? How do you build an igloo and not freeze at minus 60 while sleeping in Siberia? Do you want to introduce your class to the cultures of the world? Your classroom, living room or kitchen are now the base-camp for a global cultural adventure.


Sustainable Development Goals

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the world’s best plan to build a better world for people and our planet by 2030. Adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, the SDGs are a call for action by all countries to promote prosperity while protecting the environment. The aim of the Jimmy Nelson Foundation is to support these goals in all possible ways as they are in line with our core message. So it would be amazing if children across the world knew about The Global Goals and began to contribute to their achievement in whatever way they could. That is why the SDGs are included in the Cult-ED lessons, in which the goals are applied to everyday life and therefore can provide a new perspective on our society.

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    How does Cult-ED work?

    After your registration, you will get access to all materials and receive an email when a new lesson is launched and a new worksheet and manual are available on the web page. You can also find background information via the JNF website. On average, a lesson takes 30 to 45 minutes. Each program focuses on one community and contains four lessons with the themes location, people, lifestyle and tradition.  Cult-ED can be added and give more depth to Geography, Philosophy, Humanities or Social and Environmental studies.

    What is the purpose of Cult-ED?

    With Cult-ED, children become acquainted with different ways of living by coming into contact with different cultures around the world. This teaches the children how everything in the world is connected and how, we, humans, are part of nature. In order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, we will have to deal differently with our environment, each other and natural resources. A broad and intersectional look of how we can tackle the problems on earth leads to choices that are aimed at creating and maintaining harmony between man and nature when these children become decision-makers themselves.

    How does Cult-ED fit into my classes?

    With Cult-ED, students develop themselves into citizens of the world who look beyond national borders or intercultural differences; world citizens who broaden their horizons. In this way, we contribute to a diverse and multicultural world where people respect each other. Cult-ED gives an extra dimension to cultural diversity and shows us how we can learn and grow from it. In order to reach the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, Cult-ED introduces children to ways of thinking and acting in a non-Western way.

    What skills do children learn with Cult-ED?

    Cult-ED addresses skills such as collaboration, opinion formation, creative thinking, critical thinking, and philosophizing. Cult-ED fits the field of subjects like Geography, Philosophy, Humanities or Social and Environmental studies.



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