K-16 Teaching Resource Links

Resource List

Global Resources

Hemispheres (liberalarts.utexas.edu/hemispheres/)

United States Institute of Peace: Global Peacebuilding Center (www.usip.org) – Peacebuilding Toolkit for Educators

iEARN-USA (us.iearn.org) -International K-12 education and resource network 

  • iEARN members have access to over 100 collaborative K-12 Global Projects, aligned with the UN SDGs.  iEARN members also have access to a Global network of educators and youth, professional development opportunities, and resources for Global Education.

The Foreign Service Journal (www.afsa.org) – magazine for foreign affairs professionals 

U.S. Department of State Study Abroad Scholarships for High School Students (exchanges.state.gov)  // (hosting.state.gov)

Global Concerns Classroom (GCC.CONCERNUSA.ORG)     

Concern USA (www.schools.concernusa.org)

Includes Climate Injustice

Global School Net (www.globalschoolnet.org)

H2O for Life (www.h20forlifeschools.org) – Global Service Learning Program to raise awareness about the global water crisis.

Teachers for Global Classrooms Program  (TGC) (www.irex.org/tgc)   // Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms (irex.org/fulbright-tgc) -Year-long professional development opportunity for U.S. elementary, middle, and high school teachers to develop leadership in global education. 

Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program (www.fulbrightteacherexchange.org-grants for teachers to study at university, observe classes and complete a project pertaining to their field of educational inquiry during their time abroad.  

World Savvy (www.worldsavvy.org) – national education non-profit partnering educators, schools, and districts to ensure students are ready to compete and lead as responsible global citizens and changemakers. 

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies Lending Library, Cornell University (outreach.libib.com) – educational books and culture kits

Our Shared Past in the Mediterranean – The Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies – Creative Commons License (mediterraneansharedpast.org)

Education outreach and education resources at Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) (ccas.georgetown.edu/outreach

Al-Waleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding 

Global Education Series

FANschool (www.fanschool.org) -provides fantasy sports-like games for school content and current events, services K-12 teachers

US-Russia Open Doors (https://www.iie.org/opendoors) – a comprehensive information resource on international students and scholars studying or teaching at higher education institutions in the United States, and U.S. students studying abroad for academic credit at their home colleges or universities.  

K-12 International Cyberfair (http://www.globalschoolnet.org/gsncf/)

Doors to Diplomacy (http://www.globalschoolnet.org/gsndoors/)

Global Oneness Project (https://www.globalonenessproject.org/Digital, ad-free, education platform that publishes multicultural films, photography, articles, stories, and lesson plans

Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) (www.usagermanyscholarship.org) -10 month full immersion experience for high school students to live with a host family and attend a German high school

Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad program (www.yes-abroad.org)

  • Offers American high school students and recent graduates full scholarships to study for one academic year in countries with significant Muslim populations
  • Scholarships offered to go to the Middle East, Africa, Asia, or the Balkans
  • National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y)

Regional Resources

Reading Across Cultures – Selections from Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America literature:

Children’s Africana Book Award (CABA@AfricaAccessReview.org)

MEOC: Middle East Outreach Council (meoc.us/book-awards)

The Americas Award (claspprograms.org/americasaward)

Latin America

Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies (Tulane University) www.stonecenter.tulane.edu/larc

Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (www.claspprograms.org) -Resources for K-12 educators

Center for Latin American Studies – University of Chicago  (clas.chicago.edu)

(https://www.uchicago.edu/research/center/center_for_latin_american_studies/)

East Asia

Teach Japan (www.teachjapan.org) -peer-reviewed lesson plans; student-friendly videos

Asia

Asian Art Museum (education.asianart.org)

Africa

Teaching Tips: Africa (AfricaAccessReview.org)

The Middle East

Qatar Foundation International (QFI.org)

QFI Al-Masdar (arabicalmasdar.org)

Arabic language teaching materials, opportunities, news, and events

QFI Tilemaker (tilemaker.arabicalmasdar.org)

Web-based application introducing students to fundamental concepts of Islamic art and architecture through exploration and creation of mosaic tile art. 


Pulitzer Center

Pulitzer Center (www.pulitzercenter.org) -Promoting global awareness through international reporting, outreach and education

Pulitzer Center Lesson Builder: (pulitzercenter.org/builder)

To End AIDS (pulitzercenter.org/ToEndAIDS)  -writing and photography of Pulitzer Center grantees who have reported on HIV/AIDS around the globe.

Signs of Your Identity (signsofyouridentity.com) -Pulitzer Center grantee Daniella Zalcman on Native American research


National Geographic

National Geographic giant maps for K-12 educators (https://www.nationalgeographic.org/education/giant-maps/)

National Geographic Bee (NatGeoBee.org) grades 4-8

National Geographic Cengage (https://ngl.cengage.com/) –A student-friendly record of the history of the United States for K-12


Teaching/Quiz Resources

Kahoot it (https://getkahoot.com/-) -A fun learning game made from a series of multiple choice questions, with the ability to add videos, images, and diagrams. Players answer on their own devices and games are displayed on a shared screen

Quizizz (http://quizizz.com)Find or create quizzes and share them with others, there is an option to start a “live” game in class or assign Quizizz as a homework task

Quizalize (http://www.quizalize.com) -Create an instant classroom quiz, play in class or as homework

Go Soap Box (http://www.gosoapbox.com/) Web-based clicker tool

Socrative (www.socrative.com) -classroom app for fun student engagement, quickly assesses students with prepared activities or on-the-fly questions to get immediate insight into student understanding.

Mentimeter (www.mentimeter.com) -Easy to use presentation software for fun and interactive presentations/lectures

QR Code Scavenger Hunt (http://www.classtools.net/QR/) -1) Input a series of questions and answers 2) Get a QR code for each question 3) Put the QR codes around your school 4) Students find and answer the questions.

Triventy (http://www.triventy.com/) -A game-based learning platform which enables you to author, run, and host quizzes and surveys in your classroom

Simple Mind (https://simplemind.eu) -A Mind Mapping tool for brainstorming, idea collection and thought structuring device

iBrainstorm (www.ibrainstormapp.com) -Allows for drawing out mind maps

Popplet (http://popplet.com) -Use Popplet to create graphic organizers, diagrams, mind maps, portfolios, presentations, and more

MindMeister (https://www.mindmeister.com) -An online tool that serves as a platform to exchange ideas with fellow students on a project-based task or get valuable suggestions from teachers

10 Digital Tools for the Inquiry Learning Process

Create a Picture/Mural

Create a Diary

Presentation

Create a Film

Create a Timeline

Write a Report

Draw a Cartoon

Engage in Civic Action

Create an Illustrated Map

Create a Newspaper/News Magazine


Learning Activity Websites

(http://activitytypes.wm.edu/HoferHarris-DevelopingTPACKWithLearningActivityTypes.pdf)

(http://activitytypes.wm.edu/index.html)

(http://activitytypes.wm.edu/SocialStudies.html)

(http://www.socialstudies.org/sites/default/files/c3/C3-Framework-for-Social-Studies.pdf)


Teaching About History

Not Even Past (notevenpast.org)

Department of History – The University of Texas at Austin

 15 Minute History (15minutehistory.org)

A podcast for educators, students, and history buffs.

Echoes & Reflections (echoesandreflections.org) – teaching the Holocaust in middle and high school 

Stanford History Education Group (sheg.stanford.edu) – Civic Online Reasoning assessments to measure students’ ability to evaluate online information

(abmceducation.org) – the stories behind America’s military cemeteries and memorials 

Indian Ocean in World History (www.indianoceanhistory.org)


Film, Video and Audio Resources

Kanopy (www.kanopy.com) – Thousands of movies streaming for free, thanks to the generous support of your public library or university

Journeys in Film (www.journeysinfilm.org) – includes free lesson plans and resources for teaching with film

We The Voters: 20 Films for the People (wethevoters.com) – collection of short films about how the government works

Listenwise (listenwise.com) – auditory learning program based on public radio stories

Unity Productions Foundation (UPF) – (www.upf.tv/teachers) – films for teachers, community events and policy leaders

StoryCorps in San Francisco (storycorps.org)  // San Francisco Public Library (sfpl.org)

Recording, preserving and sharing voices of communities in the Bay Area

POV – Community Network (pov.org/educators)

POV – Point-of-View Documentary Films (PBS) (http://www.pbs.org/pov/) – American television’s longest-running documentary series on PBS; films, shorts, digital projects, free documentaries from PBS with over 200 accompanying lesson plans

Country Music Hall of Fame (CountryMusicHallofFame.org/Portal) – Digital teaching resources


Teaching about Finance

Money Teach (moneyteach.org

Curricula resource connection – teaching personal finance 

Econedlink (www.econedlink.org) – Economic and Personal Finance Resources


Fake News Studies and Resources

Fake news, ads dupe internet-savvy students, study finds

(www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/Fake-news-ads-dupe-Internet-savvy-students-10629086.php)

News Literacy Project (www.thenewsliteracyproject.org/)

How Fake News Goes Viral: A Case Study – Buses Full of Protesters

(www.nytimes.com/2016/11/20/business/media/how-fake-news-spreads.html)

How to recognize fake news

(www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/fake-news-guide-facebook_us)

(Fighting Confirmation Bias – NCSS)

We Tracked Down a Fake News Creator in the Suburbs- Here’s What We Learned- NPR

(https://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/11/23/503146770/npr-finds-the-head-of-a-covert-fake-news-operation-in-the-suburbs)

Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say

(https://www.npr.org/2016/11/25/503361296/experts-say-russian-propaganda-helped-spread-fake-news-during-election)

Editorial: Fake news consumers drive fake news

(https://www.timescall.com/2016/11/27/editorial-fake-news-consumers-drive-fake-news/)


Additional Resources

Teaching Tolerance Pocket Guide (tolerance.org) –Respond to everyday stereotypes and bias

ASIDE: The American Society of Innovation Design in Education (theASIDEblog.blospot.com)

Document-Based Learning (dblinquiry.wordpress.com

Presentation Website (http://ncsspresentations.pbsworks.com)

Izzit.org (www.izzit.org) – free resources for building critical thinking skills 

Partners for the Advancement of Teaching (partners4teaching.org) – curriculum model for student engagement; teacher learning workbook

Archaeology Education Clearinghouse 6-12 / K-6 (archaeologyeducationclearinghouse.wordpress.com) // Archaeological Institute of America (www.archaeological.com)  // Society for American Archaeology (www.saa.org)  // Society for Historical Archaeology (www.sha.org)

NCSS Awards & Recognition Programs (www.socialstudies.org/awards

  • Outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the Year Award (elementary, middle, secondary)
  • Grant for the Enhancement of Geographic Literacy
  • Award for Global Understanding
  • Christa McAuliffe Reach for the Stars Award
  • Exemplary Research in Social Studies Award
  • Larry Metcalf Exemplary Dissertation Award
  • Jean Dresden Grambs Distinguished Career Research in Social Studies Award