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Global Literacy

21st CCLC


The Power of Afterschool and the Future of Learning: A Nebraska Afterschool Conference
September 28, 2012
Omaha/LaVista Embassy Suites Conference Center
Let’s Go Global
Global Competency refers to the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to live and work effectively in the new global environment. This sectional will cover fun ways to incorporate global learning into your afterschool program through a variety of hands-on activities.
Sarah Sutton, Program Support, 21st CCLC
Let’s Go Global.pdf
Online Global Resources.pdf


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


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.

Global Competence Matrix
Asia Society and Council of Chief State School Officers
This one-page matrix outlines a set of outcomes of what students need to know and be able to do to be globally competent youth. Globally competent youth can investigate the world beyond their immediate environment; recognize perspectives, others’ and their own; communicate ideas effectively with diverse audiences; and take action to improve conditions.

European Geography Games
Students at all levels can utilize this website to learn more about the European Geographic Regions, Europe’s countries, capitals, and landscape.

National Geographic Kids
This website offers children’s games, activities, stories and videos about people, places and animals from different countries.

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.

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.


Going Global
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.

Updated January 27, 2023 1:08pm