Innovation on Earth

Global Citizenship Resources for Innovation Academy and Beyond

Going Further: Helpful Links

There are so many resources for teachers who want to do global education.  These resources are just a start to show you what’s out there.  Check back, because this list is still being edited and added to.  Also, please email me (skrakauer@innovationcharter.org) with ideas for other organizations to add to this growing resource.

Online Professional Development (and more):

  • Primary Source — Primary Source is one of the premiere organizations doing work on global education, and they are Boston based.
  • Global Education Conference – An amazing collection of webinars on topics related to global ed — all free!
  • Teaching Traveling– Boston teacher Lillie Marshall runs this site with lots of ideas for ways that teachers can travel, and resources to use in the classroom.
  • Rethinking Schools — One of the best progressive education magazines in the nation, and much of their content is also available online
  • Growing up Global — The website companion to the book of the same title. This site includes ideas for ways for families to learn about the world.
  • World Boston — World Boston runs a professional development program that connects “dynamic thinkers from around the world.” The organization also runs programs, such as lectures and conferences, to foster discussion on global issues.

Curricular Resources:

  • ShareMyLesson – Looking for a lesson? Have one to share? Connect with other teachers all over!
  • The Zinn Project — Many lessons plans rooted in a People’s History’s philosophy
  • Teaching Tolerance — Teaching Tolerance has great resources for social and emotional learning and diversity appreciation
  • Educators for Social Responsibility — Lesson plans about international security, conflict resolution, peacemaking, violence prevention, and social responsibility (free registration)
  • Asia Society — Resources for educators, including lesson plans and a list of outside resources. There is also a section for kids, including information on global issues, global careers, and opportunities for awards.
  • Facing the Future — Facing the Future provides teaching materials with the goal of providing a global perspective on education. Curricula and information about professional development and service-learning opportunities are available on the website.
  • One World Youth Project – This program matches university students with middle schools to teach a project-based curriculum focused on global exploration.
  • Global Classrooms, UNA-USA — Global Classrooms provides educational tools and opportunities, including the Model UN program. The website includes lesson plans, volunteer opportunities, and links to Global Citizen, an online magazine for students on globalization.
  • Global Issues — Global Issues is a website that aims to shine light upon the global problems and injustices that are not regularly reported on by the major news conglomerates. Through articles, many of which were written by the site creator himself, and comments on these articles posted by involved readers, the site voices these concerns in a well-organized and engaging manner.
  • Globalization and Education — This website provides several teaching resources on topics relating to global education. There is an annotated webliography, a list of key concepts for teaching global studies, essays by scholars and teachers, and sample student projects.
  • globalpost — GlobalPost offers news articles and features from around the world. User-friendly and topically diverse, GlobalPost is a reliable and engaging news source.
  • HERVoices — This organization lets the voices of underrepresented girls and women around the world be heard through participatory multimedia presentations and seminars. Descriptions of each presentation can be found on the website.
  • International Museum of Women — The IMOW houses a series of online exhibits dedicated to the plight of women around the world. The Museum inspires global action through the stories of real women and their efforts to address issues of social justice.
  • International Children’s Digital Library — This site provides a wealth of children’s books in multiple languages and features a kid-friendly search tool. Many stories are available in bilingual formats.
  • Outreach World — The Outreach World website provides a searchable database of instructional materials for lessons with a global focus. Teachers can become members of Outreach World in order to post and access further resources and professional development opportunities. The site also includes listings of travel opportunities for teachers and other professional tools.
  • Oxfam Global Citizenship — This section of the Oxfam International website provides a “curriculum for Global Citizenship” in addition to a broader, school-wide approach to teaching global citizenship. There is a section for teacher support that includes additional resources and tips for teaching controversial topics.
  • The Partnership for 21st Century Skills — This organization aims to strengthen education by incorporating important 21st century skills such as global awareness, collaboration, and information and communications literacy into curricula. The website provides online tools for educators.
  • TakingITGlobal — TakingITGlobal connects students in an effort to get them to be more involved in their communities, both local and global. The website provides forums for students, project ideas, and a section for educators.
  • TeachGlobalEd.net — This website provides carefully reviewed online, print, and media resources for teachers, organized by geographical or topical area. Each resource includes an explanation of why it is recommended for educators.
  • United Nations Cyberschoolbus — This website offers statistics about the UN member states and information about the UN, as well as curricula for teachers on topics such as demining, health, and human rights. The site includes additional interactive resources for students that can be used in conjunction with the provided curricula.
  • World Savvy — This website provides a resource library of media, print, online, and curricular resources. World Savvy runs educational programs for students and teachers with the aim of increasing international awareness. Be sure to click on “World Savvy Monitor,” a subscription-based service that offers amazing curricular resources for teachers.
  • YouThink! — This website provides information on a variety of global topics from the environment and health to gender and trade. It discusses their backgrounds, issues surrounding them, and ways to take action. There are sections aimed specifically at students and teachers.

Local Community Resource List: I compiled this list of local Massachusetts resources that also value global education.  If you are at Innovation Academy or other Massachusetts schools, I encourage you to get in touch with these organizations.

Want more? Check out the Innovation on Earth Library to read articles and watch videos about global education.

Resources compiled by Sara Krakauer, with many links and descriptions taken from Primary Source’s amazing catalogue.

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