Online Resources for Global Education

1.  Asia Society's Educating for Global Competence

2.  Global Oneness Project:  This organization provides interdisciplinary lesson plans on current global issues centered around short documentary-style videos.  I love this website because it is easy to navigate, the lessons are thought-provoking and easily adaptable, they provide accompanying articles, and the videos are the perfect length around which to build a lesson.

3.  ORIAS:  UC Berkeley's Office for Resources for International and Area Studies:
“The Office of Resources for International and Area Studies (ORIAS) exists to help k-12 and community college teachers improve their understanding of global issues and incorporate World History topics into their courses.   ORIAS is a joint program of the six Title VI National Resource Centers at UC Berkeley. We work to connect teachers and districts with the rich scholarly resources at UC Berkeley and around the Bay Area.” 

4.  Boston University's African Studies Center:  A must-visit for teaching about Africa at all grade-levels and content-areas.

5.  Global Voices This people-powered media/digital-activism site has current stories and videos from around the world and is easily navigable with regional tabs at the top.  This site is a great place for students to get authentic perspectives on current events.
6.  This organization uses regional and country-specific data to show how the world and parts of the world have changed over time.  It has many different indicators to explore as well as teacher resources.
7.  "Link TV broadcasts programs that engage, educate and activate viewers to become involved in the world. These programs provide a unique perspective on international news, current events, and diverse cultures, presenting issues not often covered in the US media."
This is one of the most comprehensive lists of global resources around, complete with global awareness resources, global leaders in the U.S., global collaboration resources, and global voices to follow.

9.  Brilliant Maps:  Making Sense of the World, One Map at a Time
The maps they've put together on this website are interesting discussion starters and give students a visual perspective of our ever changing world.

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