Teacher's Toolbox

Lesson Plans

Cultural Studies

Comprehensive lesson plans that explore generalizations & stereotypes, culture & values, and observations & judgments, with the goal of generating further dialogue in the classroom. View Lessons

Global Awareness

Interactive activities to help students learn about cultures around the world, using methods like a fun word search to incorporate beginner foreign language learning.View Lessons

Human Rights

Comprehensive lesson plans that explore what it means to be a modern-day humanitarian, and teach the integral role of the Civil Rights Movement in promoting human rights. View Lessons

STEM Education

Learning activities that encourage students to think about the interconnected nature of global issues like the environment, microfinance, and the harmful effects of nuclear weapons. View Lessons

Social Activism

Lesson plans to explore the effect of social networking and other factors on influential change-making initiatives such as the #saynotoracism and #bringbackourgirls campaigns. View Lessons

Intercultural Learning

Learning activities to help students understand diverse cultural beliefs and think critically about cultural awareness, teaching the value of interacting with people from diverse backgrounds. View Lessons

Culture Trek:
Classroom Connections

This eLearning resource will inspire students to reflect on their own cultural experiences and help them develop critical intercultural skills.

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Global Competency Resources

Global Competence Certificate

The Global Competence Certificate is the premier online, graduate-level certificate program in global competence education for K-12 in-service educators.

Global Education Coalition of New York

Global Education Coalition of NYC is a network of 18+ organizations whose primary objective is to support educators in the NY metro area (and beyond) in creating globally competent youth.

Global Education Conference

The Global Education Conference Network is a worldwide community initiative for students, educators, and organizations, designed to increase opportunities for connecting classrooms.

Growing Up Global

Growing Up Global: Raising Children to be At Home in the World is an award-winning, hands-on book that helps parents raise children with a global perspective.

Mapping the Nation

Asia Society’s Mapping the Nation is an interactive map of demographic, economic, and education indicators—nearly one million data points—to show that the U.S. is a truly global nation.

National Geographic's Geo-Literacy Program

National Geographic’s Geo-Literacy Program addresses today’s global interconnectedness and provides resources for learning more and promoting geo-literacy across the U.S.

Partnership for 21st Century Learning

P21's mission is to serve as catalyst for 21st century learning by building collaborative partnerships among education, business, community and government leaders.

VIF International Education

VIF International Education partners with districts and schools to prepare global-ready teachers and students.