Building Bridges A Peace Corps Classroom Guide to Cross-Cultural Understanding
This book is designed for adaption by teachers in grades 6-12 and provides lessons to help students better understand culture, how it has shaped them, the perspective of other cultures with respect for those who are different, and an increased awareness of the value and practicality of social service.
Educating for Global Competence: Preparing Our Youth to Engage the World
This publication is intended for educators, administrators, parents and other stakeholders interested in preparing youth for the 21st century, introducing a conceptual framework for global competence.
Online Global Resources
The Power of Afterschool and the Future of Learning: A Nebraska Afterschool Conference
La Vista Embassy Suites
September 28, 2012
This website promotes Asia Society's mission to increase knowledge and enhance dialogue, encourage creative expression and generate new ideas across the field of arts and culture, policy and business, and education.
Asia Kids Society
This website is linked to Asia Society's main page, and includes sections for children (Stories, Arts, Languages, Games) and educational resources for teachers, parents and afterschool providers.
Central Intelligence Agency: The World Factbook
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.
This cross-cultural workbook, designed for classrooms from 8th grade to college, was developed by the Peace Corps to help volunteers acquire the knowledge and skills to work successfully in other cultures.
National Geographic Kids
This website offers children's games, activities, stories and videos about people, places and animals from different countries.
Outreach World: A Resource for Teaching Kids about the World
Outreach World is an international education resource for teachers, providing interdisciplinary, cross-regional and standard-specific units, lessons and instructional aids.
Smithsonian Education: Educators
This website is designed to access lesson plans and resources aligned to state standards (can be searched by state, grade and subject) related to art and design, science and technology, history and culture and language arts.
This website contains a variety of discipline-specific, standards based educational resources for educators, students, parents and afterschool providers.
World Affairs Council
The Global Classroom section connects teachers and students with international resources, ideas, and people and offers lesson plans related to world politics, history, geography and economics.
Mardi North, Nebraska Department of Education and Sarah Sutton, former 21st CCLC Project Director
Global competency refers to the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to live and work effectively in the new global environment. This webinar introduces strategies and resources that can be used for incorporating global learning into your afterschool program.