Class Activities


Beyond the Fire: Teen Experiences of War: an interactive set of activities. Told through audio and Flash-animated movies, this website introduces the real-life stories of 15 teenagers from around the world who have lived through war.

Oxfam: Resources and lessons on integrating global education in to the classroom.

Families of the world: MASTER COMMUNICATIONS presents new Families of the World with subtitles and teacher's guide. Families of the World takes you on a fantastic journey to another country where you view the unique lives of two children and their families. Each video focuses on a different culture, their way of life, family attraction, communities, schools and homes of two families -- from breakfast to bedtime and all the fun-filled activities in between.

Challenge 20/20 is an Internet-based program that pairs classes at any grade level (K-12) from schools in the U.S. with their counterpart classes in schools in other countries; together the teams (of two or three schools) tackle real global problems to find solutions that can be implemented at the local level and in their own communities.

GlobalEd.Org This website, put forth by the American Forum for Global Education, contains a multitude of global education curriculum resources for teachers.

GLOBE Program The GLOBE Program is a hands-on, school and community-based, science and education program that unites students, teachers, and scientists in the study and research about the dynamics of Earth’s environment. GLOBE is implemented through a worldwide network of more than 20,000 primary and secondary schools in 110 countries involving more than a million students. In 6 different languages .A primary and secondary school-based science and education program that involves students in authentic scientific activities. Students take scientifically valid measurements in the fields of atmosphere, hydrology, soils, and land cover, depending on what they are studying, and then report their data via the Internet to the student data archive. Includes a wide variety of programs and educational resources. From National Center for Atmospheric Research.

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Twice Upon a Time: A Multi-Cultural Cinderella Unit
The story of Cinderella is one of the most well-known fairy tales with hundreds of versions being told all over the world. Cinderella’s origins are found in 9th century China, where the tale is known as “Yeh-Shen," although most people recognize best the French version popularized by Charles Perrault in the late 1600’s. With nearly every culture touting some variation of this tale, the study and comparison of Cinderella stories is a great way to foster cross-cultural comparisons in the classroom while teaching literacy and making connections across the curriculum. In this unit, students explore a wide range of multi-cultural Cinderella stories, reflecting on similarities and differences of the stories. Finally, students create an illustrated Cinderella story based on their own self-defined culture.

Indian Mathematical Achievements
Students will come to learn about Indian advancements in math and how they were affected by Indian culture and religion. Through cross-cultural analysis students will examine math and science advancements in India and other parts of the world.

Integrate Global Knowledge and Skills into English Language Arts
Get ideas on how students can learn about the world, weigh perspectives, communicate ideas worldwide, and take action locally or globally--and exceed English Language Arts requirements.

Elementary Lesson Plans
Secondary Lesson Plans