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+ - Mercy Corps

The Mercy Corps website has lessons on Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as information on their clean water campaign and a unit on Southern African for grades K-4. Each lesson is organized into two parts: background information and classroom activities, some designed for particular grade levels and others that can be adapted to the needs of any age.

+ - Meridian International Center

The Meridian International Center and the Meridian Educational Outreach Programs encourage global understanding among young people in Washington, D.C. by introducing other cultures in a personal and engaging way. The Outreach Programs office recruits international students to serve as International Classroom Consultants to teach elementary, junior, and senior high school students about their countries and cultures. In addition, through relationships with embassies and international organizations, Meridian has assembled artifacts, photos, maps, books, stamps, and other materials form different countries for use in Culture Boxes that are loaned to teachers at different grade levels. Also, the program sponsors opportunities for teachers and students to explore countries through the visual arts with exhibitions from around the world.

+ - Model UN – United Nations Association of the United States

In Model UN, students step into the shoes of ambassadors to debate current global issues. Student delegates prepare draft resolutions, plot strategy, negotiate with supporters and adversaries, and resolve conflicts --- all in the interest of mobilizing international cooperation to resolve problems that affect every nation.

+ - National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is a small government agency designed to support Humanities teaching and research. On the website, viewers should enter Division of Education Programs in the search engine.

+ - NewsHour Extra Teacher Resources

NewsHour Extra produces short lesson plans for stories that appear on the PBS News Hour program. Each lesson plan includes initiating questions, a reading comprehension printout and extension activities. The website has an index for teacher use in finding appropriate stories to use in their classes.

+ - Oxfam

Although the Oxfam website is from the United Kingdom, any teacher will find a wealth of resources to bring a global dimension to learning and teaching.

+ - Peace Corps Coverdell World Wise Schools

Peace Corps volunteers and alumni contribute learning materials for teachers and students, including lesson plans, reports from around the world, and in-class presentations to the Peace Corps Coverdell World Wise Schools site. Educators can incorporate these materials into existing units in subjects such as language arts, environmental education, and international economics or use them as the centerpiece of an interdisciplinary curriculum.

+ - Peace Corps - Speakers Match

The Speakers Match Program is developed and administered by the National Peace Corps Association under a cooperative agreement with the Peace Corps. The goal is to increase the number of classroom presentations made by returned Peace Corps volunteers and to help teachers find speakers to visit their classrooms. Both potential speakers and hosts can register on the web site, search for speakers or hosts in their area, and create great classroom experiences.

+ - Program on International Policy Attitudes

Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) carries out research on public opinion on foreign policy and international issues by conducting nationwide polls, focus groups and comprehensive reviews of polling conducted by other organizations. PIPA is a joint program of the Center on Policy Attitudes (COPA) and the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM), School of Public Affairs, University of Maryland. Results of the public opinion polls are reported on the website, organized by such global issues as biotechnology, globalization, global warming, human rights, international trade, population, and terrorism. They also are organized regionally.

+ - Rotary International Interact Program

The Interact Program is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young people ages 14-18 which focuses upon international affairs. The program gives young people an opportunity to participate in fun, meaningful service projects while developing leadership skills and advancing international understanding and goodwill. Interact  puts out a newsletter with monthly updates.

+ - Rulers

The Rulers site contains lists of heads of state and heads of government (and, in certain cases, de facto leaders not occupying either of those formal positions) of all countries and territories, going back to about 1700 in most cases. Also included are the subdivisions of various countries as well as a selection of international organizations and religious leaders. Recent foreign ministers of all countries are listed separately. Finally, the site contains a chronicle of relevant events since 1996.

+ - Schlumberger Excellence in Education Development Project

In the Schlumberger Excellence in Education Development Project (SEED) website scientists and engineers share their expertise with students from around the world in grade-appropriate articles and experiments. Students can conduct science projects and share results with international peers in seven languages -- Spanish, French, Portuguese, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, and English -- through this site.

+ - Smithsonian Center for Education

The Smithsonian Institution’s online education center offers programs, services, and resources for teachers and students. The site includes offerings from each of the Smithsonian museums, as well as lesson plans covering topics including history, art, economics, and science. Visitors to the site can search by topic, academic discipline, grade, or world region.

+ - Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE)

As a program of Stanford University’s Institute for International Studies, SPICE specializes in teacher seminars in curriculum and professional development, which focus on contemporary issues in the context of culture and history. The site offers over 100 curriculum units on Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America, the global environment, and international political economy. Curriculum materials feature significant primary-source images and texts. The site offers several free, downloadable curricula.

+ - Teach UNICEFE

Teach UNICEFE is a portfolio of free global education resources. Resources cover grades PK-12, are interdisciplinary (social studies, science, math, English/language arts, foreign/world languages), and align with standards, The lesson plans, stories, and multimedia cover topics ranging from the Millennium Development Goals to Water and Sanitation.

+ - TeacherLINK

TeacherLINK, an online teacher resource for public educators and students, is provided as a free service by Nathan Smith, the Adele and Dale Young Education Technology Center (YETC)) and Utah State College of Education and Human Services. TeacherLINK resources include:
1. A searchable database of annotated links to educational resources on the World Wide Web.
2. Free teacher resources such as units, lesson plans, worksheets, multimedia files,  etc.
3. Free teacher resources such as units, lesson plans, posters, lithographs, etc. which NASA provides to public teachers. YETC serves as a NASA  Education Resource Center.

+ - Teaching for Change

Teaching for Change provides teachers and parents with the tools to transform schools into socially equitable centers of learning where students become architects of a better future. The Teaching for Change online catalog features a variety of books, videos, and posters for use in the classroom. In the Washington, D.C. area, Teaching for Change offers professional development activities. The site has a downloadable Webzine, the Teaching for Change Review.

+ - The Teaching with Primary Sources Program

The Library of Congress awards grants under the Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Regional program to school districts, universities, cultural institutions, library systems and other educational organizations who wish to incorporate TPS materials and methods into their existing education and professional development programs for pre and in-service teachers, librarians, media specialists, and other K-12 educators.

+ - The U.N. Foundation

The U.N. Foundation raises funds to support initiatives of the United Nations. In the process, it provides information on the activities of the U.N. It sponsors a newswire service covering all United Nations issues and makes available an e-mail digest. It also maintains and archive of news resources, publications, speeches, and videos.

+ - U.N. Global Statistics Homepage

The United Nations Statistics Division compiles statistics from many international sources and produces global updates, including the Statistical Yearbook, World Statistics Pocketbook and yearbooks in specialized fields of statistics. The web site contains Millennium Indicators that can be used to measure progress towards the achievement of the millennium development goals; environmental statistics; demographic, social, and housing statistics; and much more.

+ - UNICEF Canada

UNICEF maintains a relationship with the schools throughout Canada and provides curriculum-linked educational materials and resources that teachers can use in the classroom to promote global citizenship. The web site actively promotes the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, as well as a number of other UN and UNICEF initiatives.

+ - UNICEF Publications

UNICEF produces a variety of publications that contain statistics and facts about the State of the World’s Children. The site allows viewers to obtain publications by subject, country, world region, title, and date.

+ - United Planet

United Planet (UP) is a non-profit public charity devoted to enhancing cross cultural and geographical understanding in order to promote peace, friendship, and economic prosperity among cultures. The Cultural Awareness Project matches local international volunteers with local schools (grades 4-12). Interested teachers should check the web site for information. Te site also sponsors pen pals, writing contests, travel advice, cultural exchange, a photo gallery, and a cultural newsletter.

+ - The Vermont Alliance for the Social Studies

The Vermont Alliance for the Social Studies is an affiliate of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS). Its mission is to promote the social sciences and social studies education through research, communications, and practice. It Fosters teaching practices rooted in democratic principles and provides resources and professional development to K-16 educators in the state. A particularly interesting project is Stories from the Classroom, a collection of video clips of good teaching practices, created in partnership with the Regional Educational Television Network and the Vermont Department of Education. The resource page of the web site also offers a guide to project-based learning and teacher-designed assessment in the social studies.

+ - The Virtual Library

The Virtual Library (VL) is the oldest catalog of the web. Unlike commercial catalogs, it is run by a loose confederation of volunteers who compile pages of key links for particular areas in which they are expert. The International Affairs Resources section of the site has a collection of web sources for Regions and Countries; international organizations; topics such as world religions, global environment, human rights, languages, study and work abroad, and many more.

+ - Women's History Research in Archives

Women's History Research in Archives provides an introduction to researching in archives as well as resources and strategies for researching women's history in archives.

+ - World Bank Data & Statistics

Almost all of the data reported in World Bank Data & Statistics page are derived, either directly or indirectly, from official statistical systems organized and financed by national governments. The World Bank, in collaboration with many other agencies is actively involved in improving both the coverage of and effectiveness of these systems. Data are organized by country and by topic. Many maps, tables, and publications can be accessed at the site. There are many online databases.

+ - World Vision Canada

World Vision Canada offers a number of ready-to-use educational resources for classrooms, public presentations, and personal study. A series of online topic pages covering emergency response, world hunger, teaching in times of armed conflict, and more are available, often with information pages and student exercises complete with teacher notes. Check out Curriculum Links, a teacher designed tool that helps match resources to curriculum requirements. Or sign up for Voices, a free World Vision Canada publication on critical global issues.

+ - WorldView Software

WorldView Software produces interactive, work-book style, inexpensive electronic social studies materials used on a computer. It is accessible at home and at school and can be used for individually-paced classroom instruction.

+ - Yahoo K-12 Social Studies

The site lists many online resources for social studies classes, including lesson plans, complete classroom project kits, videos, and many more. The major feature of the site is links to other sources, many of them of interest to global educators.
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