There are a lot of resources in print and on the web and it can be a little daunting; it’s often easier to talk to a specialist, and that’s what WIOC and its member programs are here for! But if you're interested in exploring and browsing, here are some good places to start:
The site features an extensive collection of global studies links and teaching resources. They sponsor a large variety of programs for teachers and students intended to enhance global education at all levels. Site currently being reorganized (26 September 2007).
Center for Teaching
(Online Lesson Plans)
Denver University Graduate School of International Studies
2201 South Gaylord St., Denver, CO 80208
The center sells instructional materials for K-12 classrooms, developed by teachers for teachers. The activities, assessments, and curricula combine creative learning techniques with current academic research. A network and annual conference attract leading international educators. The University of Denver also houses the International Studies School Association.
The Choices Program
Brown University, Box 1948, Providence, RI 02912
The project provides excellent curriculum units to help students think constructively about foreign policy issues, to improve participatory citizenship skills, and to encourage public judgment on policy priorities. The Choices units are ambitious, en-gaging units for middle and high school students and provide a superb model for how controversial issues can be dealt with in the classroom.
Hosted by the Cooperative Children's Book Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, his bibliography was designed with U.S. readers in mind, so "other countries" refers to countries other than the United States.
Global Source Education
PO Box 80094, Seattle, WA 98103
A nonprofit independent education outreach organization whose mission is to provide professional development, curriculum, and educational support materials to make global studies more accessible and meaningful to K—12 educators and students. Human rights, cultural survival, international conflicts, globalization, and sustainability are topics used to develop students’ independent study skills, media literacy, critical thinking, social responsibility, and global citizenship. Sample projects include the Tibet Education Network, Trade and Human Rights, and Burma Project. An “educationally friendly” catalogue includes display materials, software, music, and multimedia starter libraries.
on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE)
Stanford University, Encina Hall East, Ground Floor, Stanford, CA 94305-6055
Ph 650.723.1114, 800.578.1114
Since 1976, SPICE has supported efforts to internationalize elementary and secondary school curricula by linking research and teaching at Stanford University to schools through the production of high-quality curriculum materials. SPICE has produced over 100 supplementary curriculum units on Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America, the global environment, and international political economy.
A wonderful collection of past and current projects, as well as dynamic resources have been collected on this excellent, inspiring, and easy-to-negotiate Web site. Projects are organized by subject area: graphic arts and music; language arts and writing; science/math/environment; and social studies. All grade levels, including postsecondary, are included. There are good tips for starting a new project and for making collaboration successful.