General Resources

    1. CIA -- The World Factbook
      Updated annually.
    2. Foreign Affairs Online
      Award-winning portal site designed to assist students and other individuals interested in Global Studies, International Law, and U.S. Foreign Policy.
    3. GEODE Database -- Global Studies Learning Objects
      Maintained by the University of Wisconsin System's Institute for Global Studies, permits queries by country, region, file format, language, or keyword.
    4. Latin American Connections - School Connections
      Program in Social Studies and Global Education, The Ohio State University.
    5. Learning Objects Collections - Comprehensive Listing
      From a site created and maintained by UWM's Center for International Education.
    6. National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers: Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology
      A wide array of teacher resources.
    7. Online Modules for Global Educators
      The online modules were developed to provide teachers with easy access to high quality scholarship, primary sources, and web-based connections to five world regions. All the resources in the modules are recommended by Title VI national resource centers. Please note only some of the resources are appropriate for middle and high school students.
    8. PBS "The Merchants of Cool"
      Just as you might add to your students' knowledge of a piece of literature by providing historical context and profiling the author, "The Merchants of Cool," which first aired February 27, 2001, provides vital background information about key media "storytellers." Because it exposes motives and techniques, the film is an invaluable tool for teaching media literacy. And because it is about their world, "The Merchants of Cool" is sure to hold students' attention and provide you with an excellent opportunity to engage them in discussions of culture, history, business, economics, ethics, mathematics, health, performing arts, gender stereotypes, ethnography, literature, social studies, and civics.
    9. PBS Teacher Source
      Find 4,000+ free lesson plans and activities.
    10. Peace Corps - Educators
      Bring cross-cultural understanding into your classroom with our guides and lesson plans.
    11. The American Forum for Global Education
      Promoting the education of our nation's youth for responsible citizenship in an increasingly interconnected and rapidly changing world. Our activities and services include a forum for exchange of ideas and practices on content and direction of global education, a source for global and international education materials for classroom use and professional development, consultations to schools and school communities for existing global education programs and those planning to "internationalize" or "globalize" the curriculum, professional development programs for teachers and administrators, and study tours for educators, students and adult learners.
    12. The Choices Program
      CHOICES engages students at the secondary level in international issues and contributes to a renewal of civic engagement among young people in the United States. Choices' curricular resources and instructional programs bring international public policy issues to life. CHOICES is a program of the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University.
    13. UNICEF: The State of the World's Children 2000
      The State of the World's Children 2000 seeks to fan the flame that burned so brilliantly a decade ago when world leaders adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989 and then confirmed their commitments for children and adolescents at the 1990 World Summit for Children. It is a call to leaders in industrialized and developing countries alike to reaffirm their promises for children. It is a call for vision and leadership within families and communities, where the respect for the rights of children and women is first born and nurtured and where the protection of those rights begins. And it is a call to all people to realize a new dream within a single generation: a shared vision of children and women - indeed of humankind - freed from poverty and discrimination, freed from violence and disease.
  1. The New York Times Learning Network -- Lesson Plans
    Overview of Lesson Plan: In this lesson, students assess how global trade impacts the businesses and industries of their city. Students first explore, in small groups, the labor, agribusiness, environment and human rights issues protested throughout the first week of December 1999 during the WTO meeting in Seattle. Students then develop questions about their assigned issues and the impact of world trade in general, interview people at related local businesses and industries, and write newspaper articles which incorporate all of the learning experiences from this lesson.
    1. To search for lesson plans

    2. World Trade-Offs: Exploring the Effects of World Trade on Your City: A Social Studies Lesson. Developed in Partnership with The Bank Street College of Education in New York City.