World History classes open up a small portal to the history of humankind and the way we led our lives and interacted with one another through thousands of years. But sometimes it can be harder to keep ourselves interested or fascinated with the world when we only have textbooks and lengthy documentaries to be our only sources of information. You will actually be surprised at how easy it really is to learn about different communities, their social norms, their ways of life, and how they might just have had an impact on the way you live! Here are some cool ways to do so:

Use your Internet wisely! If you can read this, you have access to one of the biggest sources of information in the world! Web sites for different governments, organizations, communities, and historical archives can lead you to the information you need for a smarter and more informed you! You would not want to use an open source information portal like Wikipedia since people can update the information in ways that can bring bias and misconception, so it would be smarter to look through websites that end in .edu, .gov, and .org… Like we do!

A significant way that we get our news nowadays is through our social media feeds. Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat lead the way in getting the biggest stories to us in the quickest time. These same sites can help you to navigate through the complication of Google search by searching hashtags that are relevant to your topic of discussion. Any subject from #interfaith or #culture to specific things like #IranianFood or #TajMahal can change your perspective and bring you closer to the things that matter.

Get out of your house! It’s a request and a demand for a reason. In a technological world where you can research anything at the tip of your fingers, we tend to take our surrounding neighborhoods and demographics for granted. Major cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York are beacons for cultural, ethnic, and religious diversity and remind us of how interconnected we are. Take a step to roam around and see what your own city has to offer! Even if where you live is the suburbs of a small city, it can also be a place where you can restaurants, museum, and community centers for communities from across the globe!


This may be a challenge and an antithesis to the first point, but it will help you to get a bit of fresh air and an even fresher point of view in person! Cities across the United States are treasure troves for communities from many countries who have decided to settle in places and be a part of the American fabric. This enriches our experience and our exposure as we begin to recognize and appreciate that the American identity can be synonymous with the identity of a real global citizen. You can walk down a road to fund memorials for native tribes and the early signs of American history, then find yourself outside of an Islamic center after having had a Mexican meal for lunch with your Asian, African American, and Middle Eastern friends. Let your senses be used and take them on the adventure of a lifetime!

We learn about the ease of find information at school and at home, but we never really take advantage of the resources that we have at our disposal. Centers, libraries, and museums are always open for us to learn about traditions, norms, lifestyles, and moments in history that matter for communities different from ours. If we want to be serious about being global citizens, we need to be more aware of who and what surrounds us as we continue to grow together.

It’s easier than ever to learn about other cultures, and we are working on an opportunity to make your learning opportunity interactive and immersive. Through game simulations and dialogue, we are recruiting college students like YOU to join us on your Generation 7.0 experience! Learn more about the intercultural opportunity you won’t want to miss… that’s accessible from the palm of your hand (Through a smartphone, of course!)