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K-12 Teachers

K-12 Teachers Lesson Planning Tools

AcademicInfo - educational resources including extensive subject guides and distance learning information organized by geographic region

American Forum for Global Education - lesson plans for high school, middle school and elementry school students on numerous international topics

CIESE Online Classroom Projects - lesson plans and interdisciplinary projects that teachers throughout the world can use to enhance their curriculum through compelling use of the Internet, provided by the Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education at Stevens Institute of Technology

Choices for the 21st Century Education Program - downloadable curricular resources on international topics for high school students, compiled by Brown University

Council for Economic Education - an organization that offers many programs promoting economic literacy in the US and across the globe with high school lesson plans related to globalization and the international economy, available for purchase on CD-ROM

C-SPAN in the Classroom - a free membership service that provides modules and teaching materials on international and domestic issues, provided by C-SPAN

Electronic Guide for African Resources - African country-specific information, languages, environment and K-12 lesson plans, hosted by the University of Pennsylvania CIBER

Financial Education Center - basic financial education, with a variety of financial tools, compiled by State Employees Federal Credit Union (SEFCU)

Financial Education for Teens - personal financial considerations for teens now and in the future

Global Envision - a web initiative with news and lesson plans on globalization, world business, poverty, global growth, world trade, etc., developed by Mercy Corp Education Center

Globalization 101 - lesson plans for globalization-related topics, issue briefs, news analyses and blogs for teachers and students

Globalist - a daily magazine on the most important developments shaping the global economy, politics and culture, focus on what unites and divides countries, societies and cultures, what challenges they face in the global era — and what solutions they offer to the global community 

Knowledge@Wharton High School - a bi-weekly journal offering information on important global business trends and people, simulations and interactive tools for high school students and teachers, hosted by the University of Pennsylvania CIBER

Lesson Planet - over 8000 international lesson plans for teachers

National Geographic and Xpedition - lesson plans in geography, science, social studies, reading and writing searchable by keyword, grade level and subject, provided by National Geographic and Xpedition

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - lesson plans centered around the International Polar Year aligned to the National Science Education Standards for middle and high school students

New York Times Learning Network - an online network to integrate newspaper articles into curricula searchable by subject, keyword and grade level, produced by the New York Times

PBS LearningMedia - over 3500 lesson plans and activities divided into five main categories searchable by keyword, subject and grade level, produced by PBS

Scholastic Assistance for Global Education (SAGE) - a wide variety of information for K-12 students and teachers on curriculum development, activities, guides, maps, photos and specific country information, supported by Texas A&M University CIBER - a US nonprofit organization committed to providing safe drinking water and sanitation that provides school curriculum materials covering a broad scope of water-related subjects including science, technology and social sciences

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