Global Icons

Global Icons

11 Episodes

11 hand-crafted animations showcasing iconic figures like Margaret Mead, the Dalai Lama and Amelia Earhart

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Global Icons
  • 1. Global Icons: Overview

    Episode 1

    When children learn about inspirational people who embody key global competencies and traits, like equality, empathy, curiosity and communication, they are inspired to become the change they want to see.

    In this short overview animation, learn about the Global Icons series of biographical vide...

  • 2. Kofi Annan: Understanding Global Issues

    Episode 2

    In this short animation, students learn how Kofi Annan journeyed from Ghanaian schoolboy to Secretary-General of the United Nations, and how his ability to Understand Global Issues helped him change the world for the better.

    When children learn about inspirational people who embody key global ...

  • 3. Dalai Lama: Empathy

    Episode 3

    In this short animation, students learn how Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama journeyed from Tibetan farm boy to global religious leader, changing the world for the better, by developing and exhibiting Empathy for other people.

    When children learn about inspirational people who embody key global ...

  • 4. Amelia Earhart: Flexibility

    Episode 4

    In this short animation, students learn how American aviation pioneer Amelia Earthart showed Flexibility to overcome multiple challenges and obstacles in her determination to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

    When children learn about inspirational people who embody key global competencies a...

  • 5. Frida Kahlo: Self-Awareness

    Episode 5

    In this short animation, students learn how artist Frida Kahlo celebrated indigenous Mexican culture and highlighted social inequalities by making herself the subject of her own art.

    When children learn about inspirational people who embody key global competencies and traits, like equality, em...

  • 6. Stephen Hawking: Curiosity

    Episode 6

    In this short animation, students learn how theoretical physicist, cosmologist and author Stephen Hawking's innate curiosity resulted him changing humanity's perception of time and space.

    When children learn about inspirational people who embody key global competencies and traits, like equalit...

  • 7. Wangari Maathai: Global Mindedness

    Episode 7

    In this short animation, students learn how environmental activist Wangari Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement and spread her message of economic sustainability and autonomy around the world by thinking globally.

    When children learn about inspirational people who embody key global competen...

  • 8. Malala Yousafzai: Critical Thinking

    Episode 8

    In this short animation, students learn how Malala Yousafzai combatted gender inequality in her native Afghanistan by Thinking Critically and giving voice to the marginalised in her fight to change the world for the better.

    When children learn about inspirational people who embody key global c...

  • 9. Nelson Mandela: Respect for Difference

    Episode 9

    In this short animation, students learn how civil rights lawyer, activist and politician Nelson Mandela helped end Apartheid in South Africa and brought a divided country together through showing Respect for Difference.

    When children learn about inspirational people who embody key global compe...

  • 10. Margaret Mead: Intercultural Knowledge

    Episode 10

    In this short animation, students learn how American anthropologist Margaret Mead travelled the globe to learn from indigenous people so that humanity could benefit from her Intercultural Knowledge and pioneering research.

    When children learn about inspirational people who embody key global co...

  • 11. Oprah Winfrey: Effective Communication

    Episode 11

    In this short animation, students learn how American broadcaster Oprah Winfrey's unique communication skills helped her succeed in a male-dominated industry and give voice to working people.

    When children learn about inspirational people who embody key global competencies and traits, like equa...