Global awareness, 21st century skills? It starts in elementary school. Open the world to your students with "Friends from around the world". This is the last part of my series about children from around the world. We learn more things about 8 (made up) children from countries like China, Burma, Mexico, Honduras, England, Russia, Nigeria and the United States. There is a picture of each child with a short narrative that includes name, age, likes, country, best friend, siblings and where they live, all based in careful research. Each child says hello in their language. Great reading resource for a FLES style and Dual Language class.