American Indian Center 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

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


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.

7 billion Others

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

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

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

The Database of Award Winning Children’s Literature

The Database of Award Winning Children’s Literature allows you to search multicultural literature by language, ethnicity, and nationality.

New York Times Learning Network

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

CCI Greenhart

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.

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

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 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

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

Earthwatch Institute 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.

Facing the Future 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 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

Fin, Fur, and Feather Bureau of Investigation Fin, Fur, and Feather Bureau of Investigation is an international website for kids of all ages chronicling the exploits of an unusual, animal-run detective agency. The site uses innovative, interactive stories and cleverly disguised original thinking games to get kids to solve mysteries and learn crucial skills along the way. The FFFBI International Challenge . . . → Read More: Fin, Fur, and Feather Bureau of Investigation

Concordia Language Villages Summer camp sessions in Minnesota are offered in 10 different languages. Great for Middle School students.

Putumayo World Music 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

SPICE 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.

The Gateway to Educational Materials 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 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 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

Selecting Using Multicultural Literature

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

United Nations Cyber School bus The United Nations CyberSchoolBus provides resources about the United Nations, overviews of curriculum units published by the UN, and globally-focused games and puzzles.

Heifer International Classroom Resources

Heifer’s classroom resources give teachers the resources to educate their students about their world neighbors, hunger and poverty and sustainable development while inspiring students to help Heifer build a better world.

Scholastic for Teachers 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 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.

Outreach World: A Resource for Teaching Kids About the World 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

Kids Around the World This website introduces elementary school students in the United States to the lives of kids in developing countries all around the world. It features interviews with children between the ages of six and ten who live in Africa, Asia, Central and South America, and Eastern Europe. Kids Around the World is easy to navigate, . . . → Read More: Kids Around the World

International Education Week 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

iEARN 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

Magical World of Russia Fairytales

Treasures of the Czars 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.

Teach Mideast

First, we believe that the best way to undermine dangerous stereotypes and misunderstandings is to give students access to a broad range of perspectives, particularly diverse points of view from within the region. This leads naturally to an emphasis on media literacy.

Secondly, we believe that using “cool tools” like Google Earth, film . . . → Read More: Teach Mideast

Middle East Policy Council 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.

The Middle East Institute

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

Middle East Network Information Center

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 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.

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

The Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies, a collaboration between the Duke University Middle East Studies Center and the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations at UNC, promotes and coordinates Middle East studies at the two universities. This collaboration, dating back decades, was institutionalized in 1994 through the . . . → Read More: Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations

Educational Resources from AMIDEAST

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

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.

Cultures of the Andes Cultures of the Andes contains various links that introduce readers to music, literature, and other aspects of Andean culture.

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

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

Asia for Educators This site provides teaching guides for China, Japan, Korea, and South Asia, along with recommendations for other teaching materials and travel programs.

NC Consortium for South Asian Studies

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.

Asia/Pacific Institute

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.

Africa for Kids

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.

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.

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.

UNC African Studies Center

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.

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.