American Forum for Global Education has published more than 200 books on curriculum and offers in-service workshops on global education for preservice teachers, a Teachers Resources Database, general resources, and archives of Issues in Global Education. This site does require registration.
This site of resources devoted to teachers and students features lesson plans, media, current events covering about 30 countries, and professional development opportunities for educators, as well as an interactive section for students to explore.
Expose your students to global issues; study the United Nations and learn about other countries and cultures through CyberSchoolBus. Hosted and “driven” by the UN, this section of the UN’s site is a virtual gold mine of resources: quizzes, games, videos, articles, webcasts, community, and curriculum. You also can view the site in other languages. Practice French, Spanish, Russian, and more.
Connect securely with students and teachers globally through this social network for learning, e-mailing, blogging, and collaborating with students and classrooms across the globe. This sight “where learners connect” has grown tremendously in the last few years to include district participation, learning in biodiversity, as well as expanding knowledge of other languages and cultures. Not sure where to start? Take an e-Pals tour!
Global TeachNet, a professional development network for K–12 classroom teachers, sponsored by the National Peace Corps Association, promotes a more global perspective within U.S. classrooms. Small incentive grants are provided to teachers to document successful global education curricula, which are then posted on the Global TeachNet Web site. “Adaptor” grants also are available to teachers who want to adapt a curriculum to their own circumstances. Educators will find various classroom resources.
GlobalTribe is a PBS series that combines the spirit of travel with a meaningful exploration of the global issues that affect everyone. The quest of this intermittent series is to find solutions and meet the unsung heroes in every country who offer hope and a path to a better tomorrow. Creative Visions, one of the producers, has developed educational curricula on Mexico, Philippines, and South Africa to accompany the GlobalTribe series. Each of the lessons is designed for grades 9–12 and can be adapted to fill a range of in-class hours.
International Children's Digital Library
The ICDL Foundation's goal is to build a collection of books that represents outstanding historical and contemporary books from throughout the world. Ultimately, the Foundation aspires to have every culture and language represented so that every child can know and appreciate the riches of children's literature from the world community.
My Wonderful World Campaign
This National Geographic-led campaign, is backed by a coalition of major national partners to expand geographic learning in school, home, and the community. You even can download and print a world map.
National Endowment for the Humanities offers summer seminars and institutes for teachers, with nearly half of those offered in 2009 focused on other countries or having a global perspective.
Roots & Shoots
Founded by Jane Goodall, Roots & Shoots is a global program that helps groups plan and implement community-inspired service-learning projects that promote care and concern for animals, the environment, and the human community. Educators, college students, group leaders, and others will find curriculum and programs to engage others in service-learning projects, campaigns, and more.
World Bank Institute has created World Links for Development to provide Internet connectivity and training in the use of technology for the classroom in 15 countries in Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. Schools in the United States also have an opportunity to participate in Internet-based international collaborative projects with World Links schools.