This resource page is a collection of recommended resources for embedding global education within the regular content instruction.

K-12

International Children's Digital Library: The mission of the International Children's Digital Library Foundation (ICDL Foundation) is to support the world's children in becoming effective members of the global community -who exhibit tolerance and respect for diverse cultures, languages and ideas- by making the best in children's literature available online free of charge.

Carolina Navigators: A program of the UNC Center of Global Initiatives which provides K-16 teachers and students with global education resources created by Carolina students who have international expertise.
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Curriculum 21 : Classroom resource from Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs

Global Oneness Project : The Global Oneness Project is an online multimedia platform with a collection of interdisciplinary stories in the form of short documentary films, photo essays, and articles that examine global themes with a humanistic lens. Also included on the site are lesson plans, which the project says are intended to facilitate critical thinking, reflective writing, and in-class activities.


Global Schoolroom : A site by and for teachers. The goal is to enable educators who want to deeply engage in global issues with their students by pooling our resources of assignment ideas, project ideas, and other classroom materials. This site was created for sharing and collaboration.


iEARN : The International Education and Resource Network is an organization that provides classroom materials, technology, and networks to take existing curriculum to higher, global level.

National Geographic : Has innumerable interactive maps, videos, and other materials on international geography and contemporary issues. State Geographic Alliances also provide professional development in your state.

Peace Corps Coverdell WorldWise Schools
The Coverdell WorldWise Schools program site, hosted by the Peace Corps, offers lesson plans to help teachers integrate international content into their classrooms. The site also helps teachers connect with past and present Peace Corps volunteers around the world willing to share their first hand experiences international experiences with students.

Reach the World : Connects students and educators to global journeys on its interactive website. These journeys feature a series of highly structured and carefully edited media-rich articles as well as photos and videos posted in real-time by traveler correspondents around the world! Materials posted are freely accessible.

The World's Largest Lesson: Lesson plans created by teachers around the world for the United Nations and UNICEF's program to foster global citizenship, support students learning across a range of subject areas such as science, geography, citizenship, and technology, develop big ideas including human rights, poverty, and environmental issues.

World Savvy prepares the next generation of leaders to learn work and thrive as responsible global citizens in the 21st century.
Materials posted are freely accessible.


Elementary


Doors to the World;Tools for Teaching Global Literacy: Doors to the World is a partnership of educators dedicated to making global children’s picture books and teaching resources available to PreK to Grade 3 teachers.

Global Education Teaching Activities: Find resources to encourage a global perspective across your elementary curriculum.

Global Technology Resources: In this article from Education Week, Anthony Jackson provides links to learning activities, games, international news, and information for elementary students.


Secondary

Concern Worldwide US: The Global Concerns Project aims to educate high school students about global issues by providing teaching and learning resources and organizing activities and classroom speakers. The intention of the GCP is not to promote a single way of thinking, but to introduce students to many sides of an issue and to encourage them to think critically about the information around them.

Global Education Teaching Activities: Find resources to encourage a global perspective across your secondary education curriculum.



The tools listed have been helpful to some educators across the state. However, due to the rapidly changing digital environment, NCDPI does not represent nor endorse that these tools are the exclusive digital tools for the purposes outlined on this site.