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Resources for Teachers



ACSD SmartBrief Special Report: This two-part ACSD SmartBrief Special Report on international education, which focuses primarily on grades K-12, takes a look at trends, technology, and best practices in education around the world.

http://www.creativemindspublications.com/ - Resource to support the teaching of literacy and culture.

http://clear.msu.edu/clear/ - Provides resources to support the teaching and learning of foreign languages.

http://www.asiasociety.org/education-learning  - Variety of resources focused on Asia including elementary and secondary lesson plans

http://exploringafrica.matrix.msu.edu/  - Curriculum resources focused on Africa.  Each unit covers a major topic or theme in the study of Africa. 

http://laser.msu.edu/  - A web site for middle and high school teachers and students who are learning about Latin America and the Caribbean in social sciences and humanities classes.

http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/educators/index.html  - Resources for middle and high school teachers focused on culture, geography, economics, history, and politics.  Interesting video content.

http://www.globalschoolnet.org/index.cfm - Helps teachers who want to use the Internet in their classrooms.  Provides online collaborative learning activities to educators and students around the world. 

http://iearn.org/  - An international nonprofit organization that helps schools build Internet networks and conduct meaningful Internet projects with other members.

http://www.flatclassroomproject.org/ - A global collaborative project that joins together middle and high school students around the world. 

http://www.facingthefuture.org/ - Provides curriculum to help students understand global issues.

http://www.nsf.gov/news/classroom/earth-environ.jsp - Resources for classroom teachers on earth and the environment.

http://www.kidscanmakeadifference.org/index.html - Kids Can Make A Difference is an educational program for middle– and high school students, focuses on the root causes of hunger and poverty, the people most affected, solutions, and how students can help.

Global News/Information

http://portal.unesco.org/en/ev.php-URL_ID=44481&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html  - The UNESCO Courier an online newsletter featuring culture, politics and social topics from around the world.

http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/ - News stories from around the world.

http://www.globalonenessproject.org/about-project - Collection of short films on people with different perspectives of the world.

http://www.un.org/webcast/century.html - Short films featuring issues featuring a broad range of global topics and issues.

http://www.p21.org/ - The Partnership for 21st Century Skills is a national organization that advocates for 21st century readiness for every student. As the United States continues to compete in a global economy that demands innovation, P21 and its members provide tools and resources to help the U.S. education system keep up by fusing the three Rs and four Cs (critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration, and creativity and innovation). While leading districts and schools are already doing this, P21 advocates for local, state and federal policies that support this approach for every school.

http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/ – Resources about Asia for students and educators at all levels. Includes lesson plans, classroom materials and even free professional development for K-12 teachers.

http://www.globaled.org/database/ –Database to browse and download lesson plans, teaching units, primary documents and book reviews o topics in global education.

http://www.choices.edu/ – The Choices for the 21st Century Education Program is a national education initiative developed at Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies that provides teaching resources on historical and current international issues, offers professional development for classroom teachers, and sponsors programs that engage students beyond the classroom.

http://globaleducation.ning.com/ – Online community for those interested in global education.

http://www.globalization101.org/index.html – Hosted by the Levin Institute of the State University of New York, this site includes sample lesson plans, mostly for high school students, on a broad range of topics on globalization. It also includes news, video clips and additional content.

http://www.heifer.org/site/c.edJRKQNiFiG/b.6134611/ – Heifer international offer a wide range of educational resources, including lesson plans based on national standards for Pre-K through eighth graders, video documentaries, games and activities to teach students about world hunger. Heifer International also has college and university programs to give students, faculty and staff learning opportunities and resources to educate their campus about the issues surrounding hunger and poverty and sustainable development.

http://www.p21.org/route21/ – The goal of Route 21, created by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, is to provide an online interactive tool that demonstrates how 21st century skills can be supported through standards, professional development, assessments and curriculum and instruction.

http://teachunicef.org/ – TeachUNICEF is a portfolio of global education teacher resources designed and collected by the U.S. Fund for UNICEFís Education Department for teachers, afterschool instructors, and parents. TeachUNICEF resources cover grades PK-12, are interdisciplinary (social studies, science, math, English/language arts, foreign/world languages), and align with national standards. The units, lesson plans, stories, videos and multimedia cover topics ranging from the Millennium Development Goals to water and sanitation. All TeachUNICEF resources can be downloaded for free.

U.S. Department of State for Youth – Website aimed at youth by the U.S. Department of State about the importance of diplomacy; it also includes a section with lesson plans for teachers and parents.

Environment

http://www.unep.org/newscentre/default.asp?ct=shortfilms – United Nations Environment Programme Short Films

http://www.sietarusa.org/ – SIETAR members work within many environments and professionsóbusiness and industry, consulting, training, K-12 and higher education, counseling, all aspects of the media and arts. SIETAR-USA members bring a vast array of experience and perspectives to the field of intercultural relations, both in the USA and around the world.