Due to globalisation, language diversity is increasingly under threat. When languages fade, cultural diversity also fades - which means a loss of culture, tradition, opportunities, ways of thinking and creativity - essential elements to a better future. We all have a responsibility to create an inclusive society in which we embrace, promote and treasure all linguistic diversity to ensure these languages are not lost. The languages of children from minority groups have special protections under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Exploring the Langscape website is an engaging and fun way for children to learn about languages around the world. It is a great resource for mathematics, social sciences and geography. On the site they have a section with suggestions for classroom use, and we have provided an activity template here to learn about endangered languages.  

Langscape resource by Elisabeth Fraser

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