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Aside from the resources listed here there are many local museums, symphonies and other art venues are more than willing to provide global education experiences for K-12 teachers and students. Teachers are advised to check-out their local arts resources as well as the sites listed below.

+ - Asian Art Outlook

The Asian Art Outlook document is is an online teaching guide that features masterpieces from the Asia Society’s Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, III Collection and comes from the Asia Society. The site includes downloadable teaching units, high-resolution images, historical maps and more.

+ - Boston Area Guild of Puppetry, Boston Children’s Museum

The Boston Area Guild of Puppetry (BAGOP) sponsors two-day conferences for teachers and others at which they learn puppet construction, manipulation and ways to use with students. A special focus is upon multicultural programs.

+ - Center for World Music and Related Arts

The Center for World Music and Related Arts is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to foster awareness and understanding of the world’s performing arts traditions through programs of performance, teaching and cultural travel. The World in the Schools program, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, provides links to educational materials, travel opportunities and videos. The center also has books for children for sale and loan.

+ - Global Education Center

This Nashville, Tennessee Global Education Center sponsors a nonprofit arts education program for students, teachers and the community that promotes multicultural, anti-bias education. The mission is to highlight the commonalities of all people, to promote global awareness and concern, and to support the belief that fairness and justice are basic human rights for all. This is done through such outreach activities as professional development for teachers, assembly performances and concerts for schools, after-school art programs and summer school multicultural arts camps.

+ - The Juilliard School

The Juilliard School and Connections Education have launched Julliard eLearning for K-12 students and educators from anywhere.

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+ - Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

LACMA is the largest encyclopedic visual arts museum in the western United States. Its large collection from around the world spans the history of art from ancient times to the present. Permanent collections include the Centers for Arts of the Americas, Asian Art, and European Art. Class tours are easily arranged.

+ - Metropolitan Museum of Art

With one of the world’s greatest collections of art and artifacts from around the world, the Met offers on its website many programs, activities, workshops, and printed and electronic resources created for teachers and students. The site includes images of more than 3,500 objects from the Met’s collection and a timeline of art history.

+ - Music Education Resources

This Pinterest site offers a multitude of music resources to help develop a global perspective in classrooms at all levels of schools. Examples include such things as songs and music linked to social justice, peace, race & racism, economic justice, class & poverty, age & ageism, gender and sexism, and homophobia.

+ - Spiraling Music World Projects

The Spiraling Music World Projects are designed to bring important world agreements to life. These musical projects are based on key twentieth-century documents (e.g., The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Towards a Global Ethic: An Initial Declaration, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child). The materials are created for music, art, dance, social studies, and other teachers as well as for people in the community. The projects contain easy-to-follow directions. All materials are prepared by professional musicians.
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