American Indian Center

americanindiancenter.unc.edu The American Indian Center is a campus-wide center that will advance the University’s overall mission of research, teaching and public service by creating an environment in which quality research, scholarship, and engagement related to American Indians is strengthened, nurtured and coordinated.

North Carolina is home to one of the largest Native populations in the . . . → Read More: American Indian Center

Outbreak at Watersedge

http://www.mclph.umn.edu/watersedge/

A game to introduce concepts of public health. Available in Spanish and English.

Middle East Outreach Council

http://www.meoc.us/

Middle East Outreach Council is a national nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC working to increase public knowledge about the peoples, places, and cultures of the Middle East, including the Arab world, Israel, Iran, Turkey, and Afghanistan.

Seventeen Moments in Soviet History

http://www.soviethistory.org/

Text, images, video, audio, and links on Soviet history.

China and Europe

http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/chinawh/web/s4/index.html

Text and video comparing development of two regions.

The Veil

http://www.unc.edu/depts/europe/conferences/Veil2000/

Multimedia project on Islam and modernity.

The Pew Global Attitudes Project

http://www.people-press.org/

Report on recent changes in global public attitudes, plus more polls and surveys, from the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press.

Climate Crisis

http://climatecrisis.org/

Al Gore’s site on climate change. Click on “the science” for discussion of global warming and consequences.

Understanding Globalization

http://www.pbs.org/now/politics/globaldebate.html

A PBS site with a good introduction, pro and con quotes table, and links to globalization sites.

Globalization 101

http://www.globalization101.org/

Globalization101.org is an Internet resource offered by the Levin Institute to promote a greater understanding of globalization. Globalization101.org provides information and interdisciplinary learning opportunities. Our goal is to challenge you to think about many of the controversies surrounding globalization and to promote an understanding of the trade-offs and dilemmas facing policy-makers.

TheFuturesChannel

http://thefutureschannel.com/#loaded

Produces video programs about careers and real-world applications of math and science with a specific focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Many videos are available free of charge; other videos are available through a subscription.

Bubbl

https://bubbl.us/

Instantly create colorful concept maps online. You can then share, post to a Website, save, or print your work.

7 billion Others

http://www.7billionothers.org/

This website allows students to hear and compare the testimonies of over 5,000 members of humanity as they answer the same questions about their fears, dreams, ordeals, hopes.

Teacher’s Guide to International Collaboration on the Internet

http://www2.ed.gov/teachers/how/tech/international/index.html

This Teacher’s Guide to International Collaboration on the Internet was prepared by the Department of Education’s International Education Initiative.

Jennifer’s Language Page

http://users.elite.net/runner/jennifers/

This language page lists greetings and common phrases in over 800 languages.

Southern Center for International Studies

www.southerncenter.org/educational_materials.html

Southern Center for International Studies’ web site presents the World in Transition series for incorporating international affairs into middle and high school classrooms.

New York Times Learning Network

http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/

New York Times Learning Network provides activities and lessons covering global history, current events, and other content areas.

CCI Greenhart

http://www.cci-exchange.com/

Since 1985, CCI Greenheart has offered cultural exchange programs in the U.S. that connect Americans with international students. As the leading nonprofit cultural exchange sponsor that blends service learning and volunteerism into all of our programs, we are effectively creating a community of compassionate and conscious global citizens.

Global Teacher Education

GTE was established to support the internationalization of teacher preparation, having been inspired by the pioneering work of the Longview Foundation and their seminal 2008 report Teacher Preparation for the Global Age: The Imperative for Change. Global Teacher Education, Inc (GTEI) is a public charity exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the . . . → Read More: Global Teacher Education

Language Course Vocabulary Trainer

The Language Course Vocabulary Trainer offers a comprehensive set of 5000 words in several languages. All words are presented with audio, images and with progressive intervals of repetition that ensure optimum retention. It is completely free.

languagecourse.net/vocabulary-trainer.php

Confucius Institute at North Carolina State University

The Confucius Institute’s mission is to enhance intercultural understanding in the U.S. by sponsoring Chinese language and culture programs. NC State’s Confucius Institute promotes this mission through a range of educational and outreach activities for students, teachers, businesses, and community members. The institute contributes to the expansion of Chinese language instruction at NC State and . . . → Read More: Confucius Institute at North Carolina State University

NC Civic Education Consortium

NC Civic Education Consortium

http://humanities.unc.edu/civics/upcoming-trainings/

The NC Civic Education Consortium is a program of UNC-Chapel Hill’s Program in the Humanities & Human Values. They offer university resources to K-12 educators throughout North Carolina. Their resources include training for teachers, lesson plan database, professional development programs, and access to university scholars on various topics.

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Oxfam America’s Hunger Banquet

http://www.hungerbanquet.org This innovative site invites a person to step into a world where access to food and other resources are often scarce. By “taking a seat” at the Hunger Banquet table, the user assumes the role of a person from a developing nation and is forced to make choices which will determine his or her . . . → Read More: Oxfam America’s Hunger Banquet

My Community, Our Earth

www.aag.org/cs/mycoe

MyCOE will showcase projects by secondary school and university students that use the methods and tools of geography to document how students’ communities are changing and to explore how they might be made more sustainable. Extensive resource materials will be made available to participating students and schools, both on-line and through resource kits . . . → Read More: My Community, Our Earth

WorldWatch Institute

http://www.worldwatch.org Worldwatch is a non-profit public policy research organization dedicated to informing policymakers and the public about emerging global problems and trends and the complex links between the world economy and its environmental support systems.

Earthwatch Institute

http://www.earthwatch.org Earthwatch Institute promotes the sustainable conservation of our natural resources and cultural heritage by creating partnerships among scientists, the general public, educators, and businesses. In the “education” section of the website, it features “The Earthwatch Global Classroom” which serves as a resource for teachers interested in bringing Earthwatch curriculum into their classrooms.

World Health Organization Statistical Information

http://www.who.int/research/en The mission of the International Food Policy Research Institute is to identify and analyze policies for sustainably meeting the food needs of the developing world.

UN Fund for Population Activity

http://www.unfpa.org UNFPA’s three main areas of work are: to help ensure universal access to reproductive health, to support population and development strategies that enable capacity-building in population programming; to promote awareness of population and development issues and to advocate for the mobilization of the resources and political will necessary to accomplish its areas of work. . . . → Read More: UN Fund for Population Activity

World Bank

http://youthink.worldbank.org

World Bank provides a wealth of data on various countries and regions for classroom use. The above address leads to a learning portal designed to help teachers and young people explore the extensive content and learning opportunities available on the World Bank’s main website. DEPweb, another useful World Bank page, has classroom-ready teaching . . . → Read More: World Bank

U.S. Census Bureau Change 2000 to 2010

http://www.census.gov The U.S. Census Bureau site provides a gateway to statistics from the 2000 census, as well as other statistical categories, such as income, poverty, genealogy, and housing.

Population Reference Bureau

http://www.prb.org This site provides current worldwide population information.

Facing the Future

http://www.facingthefuture.org Facing the Future: People and Planet is a non-profit organization providing teachers, students, and the public with dynamic and successful global issues education and action opportunities to shape our future. Our programs address the interconnected issues of population, poverty, consumption, peace and conflict, and the environment.

UNESCO Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future

http://www.unesco.org/education/tlsf UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) has created this web-based professional development program as a way to educate others about the concepts surrounding sustainable development for the future. In addition to the health, consumer, and citizenship education modules, there are eight curricular themes that are designed to be interdisciplinary: culture and religion, . . . → Read More: UNESCO Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future

NewsHour Extra

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra NewsHour Extra is a current events website for and by teenagers. The site provides students with the context necessary to make connections between what they’re studying in school and what’s happening in the world.

Concordia Language Villages

http://clvweb.cord.edu/prweb/ Summer camp sessions in Minnesota are offered in 10 different languages. Great for Middle School students.

Putumayo World Music

www.putumayo.com Putumayo World Music was established to introduce people to the music of the world’s cultures. Putumayo website includes links to K-12 curriculum guides for global music. The company’s commitment to helping communities in the countries where the music originates has led to the label contributing more than a million dollars to worthwhile non-profit organizations . . . → Read More: Putumayo World Music

Yale Global Online

http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/ This publication of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization is categorically organized by topics, such as economy, gender, and health, and by regions of the world with several articles translation into different languages . The online magazine explores the implications of the growing interconnectedness of the world, drawing on the rich intellectual . . . → Read More: Yale Global Online

SPICE

http://spice.stanford.edu The Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) serves as a bridge between Stanford University and K-14 schools by developing multidisciplinary curriculum materials on international themes. The website includes a number of free resources, including lesson plans for elementary through community college levels.

US Agency for International Development

http://www.usaid.gov In the last 40 years, USAID has been a leader in helping the developing world improve education, health, agriculture and economic development, along with promoting democracy, providing humanitarian assistance and working to prevent conflicts. The website presents an overview of its work to build international relations.

Global Gazetteer

http://www.fallingrain.com/world This worldwide directory of cities and towns is searchable by country, but unlike many sites with cultural profiles, the information is geographic in nature. The city’s longitude, latitude, altitude and current weather is regularly provided along with maps and links to nearby cities.

Perry Castañeda Library Map Collection

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/index.html Part of the University of Texas at Austin’s extensive map collection has been scanned for online users. The site is a top resource, with maps from all over the world, and no permission is needed for downloading and copying the images.

The Gateway to Educational Materials

http://www.thegateway.org The U.S. Department of Education sponsored the creation of the Gateway, which is a consortium effort designed to provide educators with quick and easy access to the substantial, but uncatalogued, collections of educational materials found on various federal, state, university, non-profit, and commercial Internet sites. Using the search engine, one can search broad or . . . → Read More: The Gateway to Educational Materials

The World Factbook

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html The World Factbook is a great source for global learning. Almost every country in the world is represented, with facts about geography, population, government, economy, communication, and transportation. World Factbook also provides an overview of transnational issues.

National Geographic

http://www.nationalgeographic.com The world-famous journal has a website. It provides news, resources, games, a Kids Section, and a World Magazine for Kids. An array of world maps with zoom ability are housed at this site at http://plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine/index.html.

Selecting Using Multicultural Literature

http://sites.google.com/site/globallitunc/home

Created by UNC Professor Sandra Hughes-Hassell, School of Information and Library Science and Katy Vance, MLS, School of Information and Library Science

Global TeachNet

http://www.peacecorpsconnect.org/resources/education/ Initiated by the National Peace Corps Association (NCPA), this site serves as a network for educators dedicated to bringing the world and global perspectives to U.S. classrooms. The site provides lesson plans, resources, and information about workshops and awards for global educators.

United Nations Cyber School bus

http://www.cyberschoolbus.un.org The United Nations CyberSchoolBus provides resources about the United Nations, overviews of curriculum units published by the UN, and globally-focused games and puzzles.

Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/commandingheights This PBS site complements the six-hour television program of the same name. Its purpose is to promote better understanding of the current global economic system; the forces, values, and perceptions that shape it; and the circumstances under which it has evolved to its present state. The site includes a timeline of key historical events, . . . → Read More: Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy

P.O.V.’s Borders

http://www.pbs.org/pov/pov2002/borders P.O.V.’s Borders is PBS’s first original Web-only series and will explore the potential of interactive storytelling by investigating the concept of ‘borders’ in everyday life. The site includes an eight-week interactive drama following the lives of three teenagers from the US-Mexico border, short digital essays on the idea of borders, related lesson plans, and . . . → Read More: P.O.V.’s Borders

PBS Frontline/World

http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/index.html FRONTLINE/World is a national public TV series that turns its lens on the global community, covering countries and cultures rarely seen on American television. The television series is complemented by an extensive Web site, which publishes original reporting, interviews, reporter diaries, and interactive features. Visitors can also watch all our broadcast stories on our . . . → Read More: PBS Frontline/World

Global Classrooms: A Model UN Initiative

http://www.unausa.org/curriculum For teachers who are new to Model UN but are unable to attend MUN conferences, or those educators in search of a creative way to improve students skills in researching, writing, and public speaking, UNA-USA offers a number of curriculum units that focus on learning through role-playing and negotiation. The first, Peacekeeping Unit, culminates . . . → Read More: Global Classrooms: A Model UN Initiative

CNN.FYI

http://www.cnn.com/fyi/teachers.lessonplan/ Each day CNNfyi carries top stories that are appropriate in vocabulary and content for junior and senior high school students. Each story is accompanied by a full lesson plan or a shorter “discussion/ activity.”

Scholastic for Teachers

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities Scholastic provides a number of online tools for cross-cultural learning. Sections include Asian American Heritage, Black History, Hispanic Heritage, Immigration, and “Global Trek,” among others.

Newseum: The Interactive Museum of News

http://www.newseum.org Explore the website of the world’s first interactive museum of news, featuring daily front pages from more than 200 U.S. and international newspaper front pages, news trivia, in-depth features on the war in Iraq, the Holocaust, editorial cartoons, and photojournalism, and much more.

New Global Citizens

http://www.newglobalcitizens.org/

New Global Citizens believes that young people are uniquely poised to tackle our most pressing global issues. Students in the program learn how lead the formation of their team on high school campuses across the U.S.Teams specifically focus on the challenges addressed in the 8 UN Millennium Development Goals.

Global Nomads

http://www.gng.org/

Global Nomads Group creates education programs and media about global issues for youth. Using interactive technologies in the classroom, such as live video-conferencing and multi-media videos, young people from around the world learn about and discuss the global issues that affect their lives.

Outreach World: A Resource for Teaching Kids About the World

http://www.outreachworld.org Explore the new website of nation-wide K-12 outreach programs under the umbrella of the 120 university-based National Resource Centers (NRCs), 42 Language Resource Centers (LRCs), and Centers for International Business and Education Research (CIBERs) based at 44 universities. During the current pilot phase, the contents of Outreach World focus mainly on the Middle East, . . . → Read More: Outreach World: A Resource for Teaching Kids About the World

The Choices for the 21st Century Education Program at Brown University

http://www.choices.edu/index.php The Choices Program of the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University develops supplemental curricula on current issues for high school classrooms. Choices curriculum materials can be used in a range of courses including U.S. history, world history, global studies, and government. New and updated units are frequently posted online for downloading free . . . → Read More: The Choices for the 21st Century Education Program at Brown University

International Education Week

http://iew.state.gov The International Education Week (IEW) 2009 website has officially been launched, and is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of an effort to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global . . . → Read More: International Education Week

The International Book Sharing Project

http://www.korczakschool.org/ The Korczak School website serves as the online home for the International Book Sharing Project. The International Book Sharing Project is an exercise in international cooperative learning about the Shoah (Holocaust) and its meaning for youth today. Schools from around the world are paired together. Students in the partner schools read the same book . . . → Read More: The International Book Sharing Project

iEARN

http://www.iearn.org I*EARN is an international education and resource network for educators and K-12 students. This site promotes global education and provides a forum for the exchange of ideas among teachers and students all over the world.

Creative Connections

http://www.creativeconnections.org This organization sets up classroom-to-classroom exchanges between U.S. and foreign schools. Currently there are three exchange programs: Classroom Connections, ArtLink, and MusicLink.

Peace Corps World Wise Schools Correspondence Match

http://www.peacecorps.gov/wws/correspond/ Peace Corps offers three programs for teachers to connect with its volunteers serving around the world. The Peace Corps Partnership Program provides an opportunity for a class to take part in an overseas project with a volunteer. The Correspondence Match program allows for an exchange of letters, e-mails, artifacts, and artwork with a volunteer . . . → Read More: Peace Corps World Wise Schools Correspondence Match

ePals Classroom Project

http://www.epals.com This site provides a free online community that connects students and teachers from over 190 countries. You can search for ePAL connections based on age, grade, geography, curriculum, or language. The site also provides translation services for several languages.

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Internet Projects Registry

http://www.globalschoolhouse.org/pr This site provides descriptions and links to over 875 different free internet exchange projects for student-to-student or classroom-to-classroom exchanges. Projects are sorted by age level, start date, curriculum area, technologies used, project level and keyword.

Friendship Through Education Consortium

http://www.friendshipthrougheducation.org The FTE website provides information on how students can link through letters, e-mail, art, collaborative projects and exchanges to foster mutual respect and greater understanding of cultural differences.

BRIDGE Exchange Opportunity

http://www.thebridgeproject.org BRIDGE (Building Respect through Internet Dialogue and Global Education) will connect 24 secondary schools in Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Pakistan with counterparts in the United States through collaborative online projects and physical exchanges.

Vicarious Voyage: Connecting K-12 Classrooms to the Semester at Sea Program

http://www.semesteratsea.org/admission-and-aid/shipboard-life/vicarious-voyage.php The Vicarious Voyage program is part of the Semester at Sea Program for college students, through which a school class is “adopted” by a group of 3 to 5 students and communicates with them throughout the term. Personal exchanges during the voyage provide K-12 students with a very real connection to the experiences of . . . → Read More: Vicarious Voyage: Connecting K-12 Classrooms to the Semester at Sea Program

United Nations Association

http://una-westtriangle.org/index.html The United Nations Association of the United States of America is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that supports the work of the United Nations and encourages active civic participation in the most important social and economic issues facing the world today. UNA seeks to promote constructive US leadership in a strengthened United Nations system. Specifically, . . . → Read More: United Nations Association

The New American: Teacher Guide

http://www.pbs.org/kcet/newamericans/6.0/html/mosaic.html This site offers a wealth of lesson plans in which students work as teams to learn about the immigrant experience in America during the late 19th and early 20th century.

Bibliography on Immigration Issues

http://isd.usc.edu/~anthonya/imm.htm This online bibliography spans a variety of immigration issues. All publications cited are post-1980.

Center for Immigration Studies

http://www.cis.org This site offers links to current news articles as well as scholarly essays on a wide range of topics regarding immigration.

Cold War Hot Links

http://homepages.stmartin.edu/fac_staff/dprice/cold.war.html

This site provides links to Cold War topics such as the Kennedy and the Cold War, The Age of McCarthyism, and a declassified newsreel. A few of the links need to be updated, but the ones that work span a range of Cold-War-related information.

Treasures of the Czars

http://www.sptimes.com/Treasures/Default.html This excellent website features the history and culture of imperial Russia. Don’t miss the link to “Playground of the Czars” which includes a crash course in Russian, information about folk customs, and a reading list.

The Face of Russia

http://www.pbs.org/weta/faceofrussia/

This PBS site has a well-designed page presenting the highlights of a lengthy chronology of Russian history. The page includes a series of Lessons, each aimed at a particular grade level (but may easily be adapted for higher or lower grades): Design an Icon (Upper Elementary, Middle & High School), The Power of Architecture . . . → Read More: The Face of Russia

Curriculum Kits from the Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies Center at Harvard University

http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~nrc/

The site describes each of the Center’s kits, which are available to educators for borrowing, free of charge (e-mail nrc@fas.harvard.edu).

EurasiaNet

http://www.eurasianet.org

Operated by the Central Eurasia Project of the Open Society Institute in New York, EurasiaNet provides information and analysis about political, economic, environmental and social developments in the countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus, as well as in Russia, the Middle East, and Southwest Asia. The web site presents a variety of perspectives . . . → Read More: EurasiaNet

Duke Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies

http://www.duke.edu/web/CSEEES/exploring_region.html

This portion of the Duke CSEEES website contains brief but useful introduction materials on East and Central European countries, Russia, and the former Soviet republics. Organized by country, the pages are easy to navigate and are a good research source for educators and middle/high school students.

Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies (CSEEES)

http://cseees.unc.edu/

Teach Mideast

www.teachmideast.org

Middle East Policy Council

http://www.mepc.org/ The Middle East Policy Council was founded in 1981 to expand public discussion and understanding of issues affecting U.S. policy in the Middle East. The Council is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)3 educational organization whose activities extend throughout the United States.

Digital Egypt for Universities

http://www.petrie.ucl.ac.uk/digital_egypt/Welcome.html An exploration of Egypt from Aswan to the Mediterranean across all periods.

MidEastWeb Gateway

http://www.mideastweb.org/ MidEast Web was started by people active in Middle East dialog and peace education efforts. Its goal is to weave a world-wide web of Arabs, Jews and others who want to build a new Middle East based on coexistence and neighborly relations. Its members and staff include distinguished educators, engineers, Web designers and . . . → Read More: MidEastWeb Gateway

Middle East Economic Survey

http://www.mees.com/

Since its establishment in 1957, Middle East Economic Survey (MEES) works to be recognized as an authority on oil and gas in the Middle East. Set up in Beirut, Lebanon, this weekly newsletter, founded by Fuad W. Itayim, aimed to create a comprehensive source of energy, economic and political information on Middle East countries.

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The Middle East Institute

http://www.mei.edu/

Internet links for Middle-East related websites as provided by the Middle East Institute.

The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

http://www.wrmea.com/ The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs is a 140-page magazine published 10 times per year in Washington, DC, that focuses on news and analysis from and about the Middle East and U.S. policy in that region.

Middle East Network Information Center

http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/mes/center/outreach/outreach.php

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin provides links to resources for all Middle Eastern countries in addition to a dozen links to resources categorized by subject.

Global Connections: The Middle East

http://www.pbs.org/globalconnections This new PBS site considers the past one hundred years of Middle Eastern history and its relationship with the U.S. It was designed to provide the background information needed to understand events occurring in the Middle East. The site includes a timeline of events, lesson plans, and teaching strategies.

Free Unit: Iraq After War: The Challenge of Securing the Peace

http://www.choices.edu/curriculum_twtn.cfm This lesson, developed by the Choices Program at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies, explores a range of contrasting policy options on post-war Iraq. The lesson can be printed at no charge from “Teaching with the News” on the Choices Program web site. Appropriate for secondary-level students.

Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations

http://mideast.unc.edu/index.shtml

Educational Resources from AMIDEAST

http://www.amideast.org

Helping American audiences learn about Middle Eastern and North African culture and society is an important aaspect of AMIDEAST’s mission. AMIDEAST is an especially valuable resource for American teachers and librarians in grades K-12 who seek quality educational maaterials about the region for use with their students.

Middle East Studies Resource Page

http://www.lib.unc.edu/instruct/worldview/middle_east/index.html

This resource was created by the UNC Libraries for World View’s “Middle East and the West” Seminar participants in 2009. It includes news sources, country information, data sources, useful websites, sample action plans, sample classroom activities, and organizations that promote the study or teaching of the Middle East.

The Virtual Diego Rivera Web Museum

http://www.diegorivera.com Diego Rivera (1886-l957) was one of the most prominent Mexican painters of the 20th century. This site is well-designed and interactive, offering photos of his murals, a biography, and online film clips.

¡del Corazón!

http://www.delcorazon.si.edu Featuring the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s collection of art by Latino artists, ¡del Corazón! is an interactive, educational webzine for teachers and students.

The Panama Canal

http://www.pancanal.com/ This visually impressive site offers the history of, and current issues around, the Panama Canal. A useful site for educators and upper level students.

Maya Adventure

http://www.sci.mus.mn.us/sln/ma/ The Science Museum of Minnesota presents this online Mayan adventure to highlight science activities and information related to ancient and modern Mayan culture. Best for in-class learning activities, especially at the elementary and middle school levels.

The Inca Trail and Machu Picchu

http://www.raingod.com/angus/Gallery/Photos/SouthAmerica/Peru/IncaTrail.html This website includes a virtual tour of the trail, with images and commentary.

Andes Expedition: Searching for Inca Secrets

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/97/andes/ This site sumarizes the National Geographic Andes Expedition. The site focuses on a “virtual autopsy” of the Mount Ampato ice maiden, who was discovered accidentally in 1995 and made global headlines.

Cultures of the Andes

http://www.andes.org/bookmark.html Cultures of the Andes contains various links that introduce readers to music, literature, and other aspects of Andean culture.

Warriors of the Amazon

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shaman/shaman2.html PBS Nova presents an online introduction to the Warriors of the Amazon who inhabit the barely-accessible El Oriente region of Ecuador.

Lesson Plan on Haiti

http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/19/project-haiti-holding-a-teach-in/?nl=learning&emc=a1 What are the effects of the earthquake in Haiti? What issues, problems and questions has the disaster caused and raised? How are students responding personally, and how can they help? In this lesson, students either participate in a personal response activity or engage in an in-depth teach-in project, researching topics related to the earthquake . . . → Read More: Lesson Plan on Haiti

Zona Latina

http://www.zonalatina.com/Zlchild.htm Latin American Children Resources is a collection of reading sources, internet sites, television web pages, comics, and much more from Latin America. This site is for younger children to learn more about Latin children’s culture. It is also useful to educators as it contains research articles on Latin American children and education.

Education World: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/lesson023.shtml This site contains a wonderful article on lesson planning for the National Hispanic Heritage month (September 15-October 15), and includes interesting information about the region. Best for K-12 educators.

Bilingual Books for Kids

http://www.bilingualbooks.com/ Multicultural Connections y Cosas Hispanicas® is a great bilingual collection of legends, myths, poetry, dictionaries, songs, prose, and materials for teachers and parents available for sale (all grade levels).

UNC Libraries: Resources for Teaching Latin America

http://www.lib.unc.edu/subjectguides/worldview/teachinglatinamerica/ UNC at Chapel Hill has many valuable resources for K-12 and community college educators who are adding a global dimension to their teaching. World View is happy to help connect you to these wonderful resources. Teresa Chapa, UNC Librarian for Latin America, Iberia and Latina/Latino Studies, has developed the above online list of resources.

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Latin American Database

http://www.ladb.unm.edu This University of New Mexico site is an internet-based news and educational service in English about Latin America. The site features weekly electronic news bulletins about Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, and South America. It also houses a searchable archive of over 24,000 articles dated from 1986. Subscription required.

Institute for the Study of the Americas, UNC at Chapel Hill

http://www.unc.edu/depts/ilas The Outreach Office of the Institute of Latin American Studies focuses on strengthening relationships with NC schools, providing Latin American resources for classroom use and aiding educators abilities to incorporate Latin American content in language, social studies, communications and art instruction. This is accomplished through professional development workshops, a lending library of Latin American . . . → Read More: Institute for the Study of the Americas, UNC at Chapel Hill

BBC News Europe

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe This outstanding news site is updated every minute of every day. Extensive background information and country profiles are available.

European Culture Portal

http://ec.europa.eu/culture/portal/index_en.htm This website serves as a portal to sites of national authority responsible for European cultures. The European Culture Portal also directs educators to European Action sites consisting of EU iniatives, policies, and subsidy programs.

Center for European Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

http://www.unc.edu/depts/europe As a National Resource Center funded by Title VI grants and as a European Union Center of Excellence funded by the European Commission, the Center for European Studies disseminates knowledge about contemporary Europe throughout the university and in outreach programs with public schools.

European Union Centers of Excellence

http://www.unc.edu/euce/education.htm The Network of European Union Centers of Excellence comprises ten research universities around the United States. Funded by the European Commission, the group is dedicated to advancing the study of the European Union as an international actor. There are numerous educational resources available from the EUCE 10. Among their most requested offerings are course . . . → Read More: European Union Centers of Excellence

The European Union

The official website of the European Union. Offered in 20 different languages, this website is a treasure for all teachers.

http://europa.eu/index_en.htm

Asia for Educators

http://afe.easia.columbia.edu This site provides teaching guides for China, Japan, Korea, and South Asia, along with recommendations for other teaching materials and travel programs.

Archeological Survey of India

http://asi.nic.in/asi_walkthrough.asp

NC Consortium for South Asian Studies

http://nccsas.org

Teaching Resources on Asia

http://www.niu.edu/cseas/outreach This site provides resources for both K-12 and Community College educators, including lesson plans and topical overviews.

Free Unit: North Korea and Nuclear Weapons

http://www.choices.edu/resources/twtn_northkorea2009.php This free, newly developed resource guide from the Choices for the 21st Century Education Program is intended to provide teachers and students with essential information about possible U.S. responses to North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. The lesson can be printed at no charge from the Choices Program website.

Asia EdNet

The Asia EdNet is a project of the Australian government designed for educators interested in the study of Asia and Asian languages. Their website has a directory of online resources, an email discussion group, and a newsletter. Find out more by visiting.

www.asiaeducation.edu.au/default.asp

Asia Geographia

http://www.interknowledge.com/indx04.htm This straightforward website encourages visitors to “Click and Explore” featured Asian countries.

Asia/Pacific Institute

http://web.duke.edu/apsi/

Asia Society

As one of the world’s most renowned resources for the study of Asia , the Asia Society provides access to their art collections, resources and lesson plans for educators and students, and news through this well designed website.

http://asiasociety.org/education

The Association for Asian Studies

http://www.aasianst.org The website of this scholarly organization includes grant postings specific to Asia and Asian Studies, sample articles from the Association’s Education About Asia magazine, conference opportunities, and other resources.

Africa for Kids

http://pbskids.org/wnet/africa/tools/index.html

Teaching Sources on Africa

This site is part of Columbia University’s African Studies Program and houses an extensive list of resource links with descriptions.

http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/africa/cuvl/index.html

Africa Access

This guide to educational children’s materials on Africa includes reviews by university professors, librarians, and teachers. As the site explains, “Studies have repeatedly shown that U.S. libraries that serve children contain biased and stereotypical materials on Africa.” Africa Access helps educators build more balanced and accurate collections.

http://www.africaaccessreview.org/

Exploring Africa

The Michigan State University community has worked to bring rich resources about Africa to life at this site. Here, teachers interested in bringing the diversity of Africa into the classroom will find suggested curriculums, activities, and resources to aid in the development of their own teaching plans.

http://exploringafrica.matrix.msu.edu/

United Nations: Africa Renewal Online

The Africa Section of the United Nations Department of Public Information seeks to provide timely and accurate news and analysis on the critical economic and development challenges facing the African continent.

http://www.un.org/ecosocdev/geninfo/afrec

BBC News Africa

This outstanding news site is updated every minute of every day. Extensive background information and country profiles are available.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world/africa/

UPenn African Studies Center

This website serves as a guide to K-12 Teacher, Librarians, and students to locate additional online sources on Africa to be used in the classroom.

http://www.africa.upenn.edu/K-12/AFR_GIDE.html

UNC African Studies Center

http://africa.unc.edu

National Museum of African Arts

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Arts site provides an online tour. This site has an education section directed towards K-12 schools and is broken down by grade levels.

http://www.si.edu/nmafa/

Art and Life in Africa Online

Art and Life in Africa Online contains information about African Art and Culture. The site is in continual revision as more snapshots of daily life, articles, and images are added.

http://www.uiowa.edu/~africart/toc/index.html

Africa: The Art of a Continent

This website houses a major exhibition that toured Berlin, London, and New York around 1996. Objects range from early human artifacts to recent artistic visions and are grouped regionally.

http://www.artnetweb.com/guggenheim/africa/

Boston University African Studies Tutorial

This online tutorial serves as an introduction for those who have never studied Africa. It covers Geography, Africa and Europe, African Views, Fun Facts and Literature.

http://www.bu.edu/africa/outreach/tutorial