For Educators

Lesson Plans

Annenberg Learner
A comprehensive one-stop resource for teaching international/area studies and foreign languages in the pre-collegiate classroom.

British Literature: 19th through the 21st Century
A historical and critical survey of selected works of English literature of the 19th through the 21st centuries, including representative writers of Romanticism, modernism and postmodernism.

Classroom Country Profiles
The Classroom Country Profiles are 2-page overviews designed to help teachers welcome newly-arrived students from different countries into their classrooms. Additionally these profiles can serve as starting-off points for student research projects on particular regions of the world. New profiles will be added periodically and existing ones will be updated. The 18 resource centers and programs at the Jackson School develop these 2-pagers about the countries in their respective regions.

European Association of Teachers
Promotes understanding of EU issues among educators in all Member States. It has a network of more than 25,000 teachers, heads, inspectors and officials, from nursery to university level.

Goethe Institut Transatlantic Outreach Program
Instructional resources, teacher training, and study tours on modern Germany and Europe.

LDC Library Lesson Plans
A set of modules that addressed all of the K-6 civics benchmarks within a literacy-rich framework. Although this collection was written with Florida students in mind, the modules can easily be adapted to meet the needs of students in other states.

A virtual EU legislature simulation designed for university, community college, and high school AP/Government courses.

Migration and Multiculturalism in Europe
prepared for a teacher workshop presented by the Ellison Center, Center for West European Studies, the European Union Center, and the Center for Global Studies.

Model EU Toolkits
The Delegation of the European Union to the U.S. has tasked three professors to work on 3 Model EU toolkits to help U.S. high-schools and universities run Model EU simulations in their classroom or on a larger scale.

The Rise of Populist Movements Across Europe and Russia
created by the World Affairs Council for a teacher workshop presented by Ellison Center, Center for West European Studies, and the Center for Global Studies.

Stanford History Education Group
A compilation of lesson plans and resources for K-14 educators of history and the social studies. No payment required to become a member.

Teaching the EU Toolkits
Toolkits created by CES at UNC Chapel Hill. CES has a 20-year history of providing outreach materials and professional development on contemporary Europe. During this time, we have discovered that although there is much interest in teaching Europe, most resources are historic in nature, and do not allow students to fully grasp the rich cultures, languages, people, and politics of today’s Europe, Europeans, and the European Union. This project was generously funded by a Getting to Know Europe grant from the Delegation of the European Union to the US in Washington, DC. To learn more about all the resources the Center offers, please visit our home page at

10th Grade Euroscepticism Lesson Plan
Lesson plan created by Janine Magidman covering the rise of Euroscepticism. Lesson plan includes discussions on Brexit, French Euroscepticism, Neo National parties and more.


Funding / Travel

Curriculum Grants — Community College Faculty (Center for Global Studies)
As part of the Global Competencies in 21st Century Asian Studies initiative, the University of Washington’s Center for Global Studies and Asian Studies seek proposals by Community College full time, part time, and adjunct faculty for new course development, revision of an existing course, or creation of a new course module, all to be taught at their current institution. Faculty from all disciplines are welcome to apply.

Curriculum Grants – Community College Faculty
The Center for West European Studies seeks proposals by Community College full-time, part-time, and adjunct faculty to create curriculum that directly discusses countries in Western Europe.

Educators in Brussels EU Visit Program
The Center for West European Studies is pleased to be able to offer grants allowing up to two high school or community college educators from the Pacific Northwest to participate in a visit program to learn about exciting new changes in today’s Europe.

K-20 Language Teacher Grant
Grants are available for K – 20 language teachers, professors, or T.A.’s of any Western European Language to attend a conference or language pedagogy workshop of their choice!

Washington State Council for the Social Studies – Skamania Conference
Each year the National Resource Centers at the Jackson School of International Studies send presenters to the Chelan conference at Campbell’s Resort hosted by the Washington State Council for the Social Studies and attended by registered teachers.

2017 Lesson Plan Grant Application
A grant designed for educators K-14 who will attend the August Summer Educator Workshop: “Coming to Terms with the Authoritarian Past in Europe and Russia”. This grant is for curriculum development based on information gathered at the workshop, and is only open to participants. 



Annual K-14 Instructors Workshop – Policy Forum for Educators
The EU Policy Forum for Educators, begun in 1999, is an annual, day-long policy forum for K-14 educators organized by the Center for West European Studies. Each summer, the EU Summer Teachers Workshop series involves approximately 20 K-14 educators in addressing contemporary European and transatlantic issues.

Brexit Information
Information in regards to Brexit, including roadmap, statements and letters.

The EU at a glance.

Euro Challenge – Competition for 9th and 10th Graders
This is a competition for 9th and 10th grade students passionate about world history, European studies, economics, trade, and global business.

The Global Schoolhouse
A virtual meeting place where educators, students, parents and community members can collaborate, interact, develop, publish and discover learning resources.

MELL – Mapping and Enhancing Language Learning
Which languages are taught where in our state? This is the question that the MELL (Mapping and Enhancing Language Learning) project at the University of Washington is seeking to answer.

Summer Portuguese Lab Camp for K-4 Students
Seattle Public Schools’ 2017 Startalk Language Lab Camp is offering 8 days of Chinese, Korean and Portuguese in summer language lab camp.

Washington Association for Language Teaching
WAFLT seeks to meet the needs of a profession dedicated to the teaching of world language skills and cultural awareness by providing information and sensitive global perspectives in an era of ever-increasing internationalization.