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 We can open the world for children through opening their minds with literature. In classrooms across the U.S., teachers who have a vision and an opportunity to collaborate are creating spaces for global literature in their classrooms.


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Organization/Resources Description

Asia Society

Online resources from the Asia Society to promote and support international education at the national, state and school levels. Learn more >

Center for Teaching International Relations

The outreach arm of the University of Denver Graduate School of International Studies offers programs and resources to K-12 teachers and students. Learn more >

Choices for the 21st Century Education Program at Brown University

A program of Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies that provides teaching resources on historical and current international issues, PD for classroom teachers, and programs for students. Learn more >

Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art’s impressive collection includes art and artifacts from Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. See their on-line collection for digital access to primary resources and their online programs for other classroom tools and professional development opportunities including a course on how to use distance learning in the classroom. Learn more >

Earth Trends - World Resources Institute

A comprehensive online database that focuses on the environmental, social, and economic trends shaping our world.  Maps and articles searchable by research topic. Learn more >

Global Issues that Affect Everyone

A personal perspective on global issues with links to independent international news reports. Learn more >

Global Kids

Uses interactive and experiential methods to educate youth about critical international and foreign policy issues. Through its professional development program, GK also provides educators with strategies for integrating a youth development approach and international issues into their classrooms. Learn more >

Global Nomads Group

Uses video conferencing and other interactive technologies to bring young people together across cultural and national boundaries to examine world issues and to learn from experts in a variety of fields. Website includes lesson plans, videos, and other resources for current and past programs. Learn more >

Helps teachers find learning partners and projects to engage in international project based learning. Learn more >


iEARN is a non-profit organization made up of over 30,000 schools in 130 countries. iEARN empowers teachers and young people to work together online using the Internet and other new communications technologies. Approximately two million students each day are engaged in collaborative project work worldwide. Since 1988, iEARN has pioneered on-line school linkages to enable students to engage in meaningful educational projects with peers in their countries and around the world. Online professional development courses are available. Learn more >

International Children’s Digital Library

An online library of approximately 4,000 high-quality children's books from 54 countries. Learn more >

ISS EarthKam

A NASA-sponsored program that shares high-quality photos of Earth taken from the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station; offers materials and resources for students and teachers to incorporate the images into classroom use. Learn more >

Japan Society About Japan Teacher's Forum

This site provides educators and specialists in Japan Studies a space for sharing, discussing and developing teaching ideas and resources about Japan, especially as they relate to K-12 classrooms. The site features thought-provoking essays; classroom-ready lesson plans; an area for asking and answering questions; resources including historical documents, maps and images; and member profiles. Learn more >

Journeys in Film

Uses film to promote international education, cultural understanding, and media literacy for middle school students. Learn more >

LinkTV Global Link of World Educators (GLOWE) 

Media programs and dedicated learning guides to help develop global cultural and media literacy.  Learn more >

Mapping the Nation


Online mapping resource and toolkit from the Asia Society and Longview Foundation to promote and support international education at the national, state and county levels. Learn more >

Metropolitan Museum of Art


The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s impressive collection includes art and artifacts from Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. See their on-line collection for digital access to primary resources. Learn more >

National Council for the Social Studies


National membership association for social studies educators. Website includes information on conference and other professional development opportunities, teaching resources, standards, and advocacy, among others. Learn more >

National Education Association Global Fellows


Lesson plans. Learn more >

National Geographic Educators


Multimedia activities, lessons, and units aligned with national standards. Learn more >

National History Day

Makes history come alive for students by engaging them in the discovery of the historical, cultural and social experiences of the past. Through hands-on experiences and presentations, today's kids are better able to inform the present and shape the future. NHD inspires children through exciting competitions and transforms teaching through project-based curriculum and instruction. Learn more >

National Peace Corps Association’s Global TeachNet

Resources to promote learning about and respect for the people, cultures, and nations of the world provided by this organization of former Peace Corps volunteers and friends. Learn more >

Peace Corps World Wide Schools 

Classroom resources based on the experiences of Peace Corps volunteers, including lesson plans, multimedia, and opportunities to connect classrooms with current volunteers and match returned volunteer speakers with interested groups. Learn more >

Primary Source

Advances global education in schools by offering learning opportunities and curriculum resources that help educators bring a wider world into their classrooms. Learn more >

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Building on the Pulitzer Center's mission to spread global awareness, the Global Gateway program engages the next generation on pressing international issues. Pulitzer Center reporting projects serve as the departure point for a multi-dimensional educational experience. Learn more >

Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education (SPICE)

Provides curriculum resources, workshops, and other resources to internationalize elementary and secondary schools by drawing on the resources of Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI). Learn more >

TakingIT Global

A global online community that seeks to inspire, inform, connect, and empower youth to take action in to improve communities locally and globally. Learn more >

Provides online resources, approved by Ohio State University's Social Studies and Global Education program, for K-12 teachers in all subject areas. Learn more >

The World and I

An e-magazine with lesson plans and multi-media resources on a huge variety of international topics, for k-12 teachers and homeschoolers. Learn more >

United Nations Cyber Schoolbus

Central site for the United Nations Global Teaching and Learning Project, promoting education about international education and the United Nations, with teaching materials and activities designed for K-12 educational use and for training teachers. Learn more >

United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY)

United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY). Learn more >

World Atlas

Atlases and guides for school and travel, information and statistics on many countries. Learn more >

World Savvy

A global education nonprofit, working to educate and engage youth in community and world affairs, to prepare them to learn, work and live as responsible global citizens. Learn more >

Worlds of Words

A web based database of information on international children’s literature, online publications and other resources to help teachers and others use books to open the world to children around the world. Learn more >