American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
ACTFL 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.
The Annenberg Learner site
has teacher professional development workshops in many subjects and classroom resources on cultures and global
Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning
The Asia Society 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.
Choices for the 21st Century Education Project
The Choices Program 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
CIA World FactBook
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
Act!onaid 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.
International Education and Resource Network (iEARN)
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.
National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)
NCSS and its
state and local affiliates offer professional development resources and seminars.
National Council for Economic Education
The National Council
for Economic Education's International program, Economics 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.
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 World Wise Schools
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.
Red Cross - Exploring Humanitarian Law
This Red Cross 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.
Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
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 critical thinking.
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 classroom.