Below are additional resources for teachers who are looking for help to bring global education into their classroom. I have listed anything from websites to help with talks and discussions on gender gap, only hearing a single story and the pollution in Ganges River to comparing two countries and determining the pros and cons for that country. If you are looking for something that you cannot find, please email me and we can work together on getting what you need.
Tanneries of Kanpur, India Polluting the Ganges River
The Danger of a Single Story by Novelist Chimamanda Adichie. She warns us on hearing only a single story about a person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.
Oxfam is an amazing resource with Global Citizenship guides for all content areas.
Comparing countries and helping to understand what life would be like outside of your home through data and images.
Gapminder is a non-profit venture promoting sustainable global development and achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals by increased use and understanding of statistics and other information about social, economic and environmental development at local, national and global levels. They are a modern “museum” that helps making the world understandable, using the Internet.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), is the only UN agency with a mandate in higher education. It fosters innovation to meet education and workforce needs. It examines ways of increasing higher education opportunities for young people from vulnerable and disadvantaged groups.
Projects like the Out of Eden Walk, Everyday Africa, and many more can help globalize middle and high school classrooms. Build your own curriculum with their Lesson Builder or contact them to arrange talks from journalists and more.
IREX is a nonprofit organization ran through the United States Department of State. (This is the organization that made it possible for me to travel to Morocco in March of 2016.) There is a Resource for Learning and Impact tab, which has tools and material to be used for professional development. They also have a Newsroom with up to date current events that IREX is part of.
Below is an IREX toolkit for Developing Gender Responsive Learning Environments. This is a culturally enriched resource that helps with gender awareness teaching in your classroom and focuses on practical tools for individual teachers to put to immediate use in their classroom.
National Geographic Kids teaches about the world and how it works, empowering them to succeed and to make it a better place.
Five themes (Equity, Inclusive Education, Lifelong Learning, Quality Education and Right to Education) and data to go along - great for any lesson, The UNESCO 2030.
All the real time data you need!
The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) is a great place to search through current global stories or events. There is even a place to inquire about hosting an exchange student. The ECA's mission is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries by means of educational and cultural exchange that assist in the development of peaceful relations.
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