Global Education Resources
Action and Social Change Resources
|Einstein Institute: 198 Methods of Non-Violent Action||Practitioners of nonviolent struggle have an entire arsenal of “nonviolent weapons” at their disposal. Listed at this link are 198 of them, classified into three broad categories: nonviolent protest and persuasion, noncooperation (social, economic, and political), and nonviolent intervention. A description and historical examples of each can be found in volume two of The Politics of Nonviolent Action, by Gene Sharp. Excellent for helping students find more varied ways to act in response to oppression, hate, and unjust systems.|
Global Education Curriculum
|Asia Society||Asia Society is a leader in global education and has been at the heart of developing rubrics for the teaching and assessment of global competencies.|
|Teach SDGs||“There is no more powerful transformative force than education—to promote human rights and dignity, to eradicate poverty and deepen sustainability, to build a better future for all, founded on equal rights and social justice, respect for cultural diversity, and international solidarity and shared responsibility, all of which are fundamental aspects of our common humanity.”—Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO|
|Facing History and Ourselves||Facing History and Ourselves takes history into the current day by exploring history through the lens of choices and ethics. Excellent materials for a variety of topics, including methods for teaching students to be “upstanders.”|
|Facing the Future||Facing the Future offers excellent resources for global teachers, particularly on topics like environmental sustainability, mathematics, and more.|
|Gapminder||Swedish educator Hans Rosling’s brilliant web-tool designed to make global statistics accessible to students. Once students become comfortable with the tool, it is also an excellent resource for student presentations and inquiry.|
|H2O for Life||H2O for Life educates students about water use and global water issues while simultaneously empowering students to raise money for clean water access in the developing world.|
|Heifer International–Educational Resources||This link will take you to the Schools section of Heifer International’s website, where you will find links to Classroom Resources and a variety of excellent materials for teachers, particularly for elementary and middle school levels.|
|iEARN||The International Education and Resource Network, iEARN, connects teachers and students around the world in global projects. Excellent resources and project ideas, though full support requires a paid membership.|
|ISTE: Digital Age Learning||The International Society for Technology in Education is a leading organization in technology and education–but particularly for the global educator who wants to bring the world into his/her classroom.
|NOVA: World in the Balance||These materials, collected by NOVA (the science wing of PBS), include excellent resources for teachers exploring global issues in their classrooms.|
|Real World Math||This excellent site contains a plethora of ideas for how to globalize the Mathematics classroom, including extensive ideas about how to use Google Earth, tutorials for recommended tools, examples of projects, etc.|
|Teach MidEast||TeachMidEast is an educational resource site hosted by the Middle East Policy Council. Excellent resources for teaching a variety of topics connected to the Middle East, developed by Barbara Petzen (who is also available to work directly with schools).|
|TeachUNICEF||Excellent K-12 curriculum for real-world global education; free resources include curriculum guides for units in water and other global issues.|
|TED||TED is an excellent resource for global educators–the short, topic-specific TED talks make great classroom films for discussion and inquiry, and there are thousands of talks on global issues.|
|The Choices Program||The Choices Program, out of Brown University, offers excellent publications and online curriculum resources for social studies teachers, particularly at the high school level. Sign up for their mailing list and receive new curriculum materials within hours of natural disasters or major world events!
|The Global Oneness Project||The Global Oneness Project is all about helping people see the interconnectedness of life across the planet. Excellent, extensive library of films, including short interviews and many teachable materials, particularly for the high school level.|
|World Savvy||World Savvy supports global educators through curricular resources, student events and professional development–excellent materials across the board. World Savvy also runs a World Affairs Challenge in three US cities, as well as an online version of this student event.|
Diversity and Inclusivity
|Diversity Bingo Resource 1||This Diversity Bingo resource has very clear instructions for the game which can be applied to different cards.|
|Diversity Bingo Resource 2||This Diversity Bingo Resource has a very brief description, but an excellent card. This particular exercise requires more talking!|
|Diversity Bingo Resource 3||This Diversity Bingo resource includes an excellent card, but no instructions. Refer to one of the other links for detailed instructions.
|Diversity Bingo Resource 4||This resource has questions that are more challenging.
|Icebreakers for Diversity Workshops||This resource offers detailed instructions on diversity bingo and two other activities for diversity workshops.
|Peggy McIntosh:||This excellent article by Peggy McIntosh explores unspoken and unearned facets of power and dominance–an absolute must-read for global educators who strive to be authentic with their students and themselves.|
|Two Spirits||This film discusses the role of gender in Native American society interwoven with the tragic story of a young Native American man who was the victim of a hate crime.|