http://actfl.orgACTFL conducts research and helps shape policy, but also offers
many useful resources for classroom teachers, including workshops
and Webinars promoting foreign language and cultural studies.
http://learner.org/channel/chnnl_workshops.htmlThis site has teacher professional development workshops in
many subjects and classroom resources on cultures and global
http://asiasociety.org/education-learningThe Partnership for Global Learning is an Asia Society
membership network that connects state and district decision
makers, school leaders, teachers, university faculty, and other
stakeholders. Many curriculum resources that can be used in a
variety of disciplines and an annual professional development
conference are offered.
This project at Brown University's Watson Institute for
International Studies strives to strengthen the American public's
involvement in international issues. It offers a series of
curricular materials that address current and historical
international issues. The Choices Program's Teaching with the News
initiative provides online curriculum materials and ideas to
connect the content of the classroom to the headlines in the news.
Topics cover a range of foreign policy and international
https://www.cia.gov/library/index.html The CIA library contains a wealth of information, from
unclassified current publications to basic references, reports and
maps. The Library features our most popular publication, The World
FactBook, and our online directory of Chiefs of State and Cabinet
Members of Foreign Governments. It also features numerous documents
and articles of historical significance.
http://www.actionaid.org.uk/schools/get-globalGet Global! is a guide on how to facilitate and assess active
global citizenship in the classroom. It provides a structure for
students to manage their own learning. It allows them to move from
thinking about issues that are important to them, to planning and
participating in action, and to reflect on their performance, and
assess their work. A range of innovative and participatory
activities promote a skills-based approach rather than a
content-based approach so they can be used within different subject
areas and with all ages.
http://www.globalcitizencorps.orgA national network to learn leadership skills and work to
create change in five global issue areas: hunger, education,
HIV/AIDS, climate change, and water.
iEARN is a non-profit organization made up of more than 30,000
schools in 130 countries. iEARN empowers teachers and young people
to work together online using the Internet and other new
communications technologies. Approximately two million students
each day are engaged in collaborative project work worldwide. Since
1988, iEARN has pioneered online school linkages to enable students
to engage in meaningful educational projects with peers in their
countries and around the world. Online professional development
courses are available.
NCSS and its state and local affiliates offer professional
development resources and seminars.
The National Council on Economic Education's international program,
International, supported primarily by the U.S. Department of
Education, provides educational assistance to teachers in societies
in transition to market economies and also brings back insights to
help teach American students lessons about the global economy.
Instructional guides provide curriculum on international topics in
economics for all grade levels.
National Geographic has innumerable interactive maps, videos and
other teaching materials on international geography and
contemporary issues. State Geographic Alliances also provide
professional development in your state.
Peace Corps volunteers and alumni contribute to create learning
materials for teachers and students, including lesson plans,
reports from around the world, and in-classroom presentations.
Educators use these materials to teach subjects as varied as
language arts, environmental education and international economics.
Others incorporate them into existing study units or use them as
the centerpiece of an interdisciplinary curriculum.
http://ehl.redcross.org This program and related resources facilitates social
awareness and civic responsibility by exploring issues of
international humanitarian law. The teacher resources provide
background information on many of the topics and issues and suggest
various activities to conduct with students.
The Smithsonian Institution's online education center offers
programs, services and resources for teachers and students. An
easy-to-use Web site allows users to search by topic, academic
discipline, grade band and world region. Online conferences cover a
wide variety of topics, including climate change, space and
World Savvy provides resources for teachers and youth on a variety
of global issues. Professional development institutes and workshops
show how to globalize content, and it provides resources and
opportunities for incorporating global issues into your
Facing the Future includes resources on many global issues and
provides curriculum resources, teacher workshops and service
learning opportunities that can be incorporated into courses.
Global Education Coordinator
Vice President for Instruction