Youth explore how they internalize and form biases and how they can work to overcome such biases. Through activities, media resources, and authentic global youth stories, youth learn to reflect on their own assumptions, explore the biases they encounter in their communities and in the media, and create an action plan for addressing such biases in themselves and others.
#EverydayBookCovers: Youth explore and share stories about a time they made an assumption about someone based on information they chose to focus on, that they later realized was wrong.
#EverydayLocalContact: Youth explore and share stories about a specific moment where something they learned challenged their bias about someone who is different from them.
#EverydayGlobalDiversity: Youth explore and share stories about a news article or social media post about another country. Students write a script of an imagined conversation with someone from another country.
#EverydayAction: Youth write action plans to interrupt bias in themselves and others.
How it Works
Global Nomads Group uses technology to connect youth with their global peers to explore and respond to the issues they care most about – from individual identity to global hunger to human rights. Whether participating in live conversations or exchanging stories in our online courses, young people are able to listen intently, share viewpoints, and explore both the similarities and differences in their lives. These eye-widening, mind-opening, and perspective-shifting exchanges are at the core of our programming and allow youth to powerfully experience our shared humanity.
Engaging Video Episodes
Youth (ages 12-19) explore a global theme through video episodes that include engaging content and global peer story exchange. Video episodes include captioning (in English and Arabic), ASL interpretation and image descriptions.
Interactive Online Courses
Youth (ages 12-19) explore a global theme through engaging content and curated resources, interactive activities, and story exchange with their global peers.
Youth (ages 16-25) engage in youth-facilitated live discussions with their global peers and join a vibrant online community that explores and celebrates our differences and connections.
Facilitated Live Events
Our trained facilitators lead discussion groups in which youth (ages 12-19) can learn with and from their global peers about a pressing global issue and about each other’s lives.
Storytelling Creates Change
In order for youth to find each other’s lives plausible, Global Nomads Group leverages the power of storytelling. Rather than have global youth share opinions and information about themselves with one another, we engage them in sharing stories with one another.
The stories are often brief, yet impactful, revealing deep truths through small moments, bringing social issues to life through day-to-day realities a deep-rooted global issue.
Learning Standards Alignment
Guided by academic research and deep empathy for young people’s interests and experiences, GNG’s standards-aligned curricula help youth develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they need to thrive in the 21st century. Through sharing stories and building human connections, youth are inspired to explore global issues through a personal, local and global lens and lead positive change in their communities.
Choose the format that best support your learning objectives (or use them all!) and receive training and support from Global Nomads Group to implement in your classroom.