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.

Climate Crisis

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


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.


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

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.

Southern Center for International Studies

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

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

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

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

WorldWatch Institute 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 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 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 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

U.S. Census Bureau Change 2000 to 2010 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 This site provides current worldwide population information.

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

NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Education Website NOAA’s many educational activities are distributed across the agency. This site has been designed to help students, teachers, librarians and the general public access the many educational activities, publications, and booklets that have been produced.

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.

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

Yale Global Online 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

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

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

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.

PBS Frontline/World 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

CNN.FYI 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 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.

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

Investigating Central Asia through Maps

Cold War Hot Links

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 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.

Duke Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies

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.

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

Digital Egypt for Universities An exploration of Egypt from Aswan to the Mediterranean across all periods.

Middle East Economic Survey

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

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.

The Panama Canal This visually impressive site offers the history of, and current issues around, the Panama Canal. A useful site for educators and upper level students.

Why So Many Frogs

Discovering Costa Rica

Maya Adventure 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 This website includes a virtual tour of the trail, with images and commentary.

Andes Expedition: Searching for Inca Secrets 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 Cultures of the Andes contains various links that introduce readers to music, literature, and other aspects of Andean culture.

Warriors of the Amazon 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 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 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.

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

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.

Teaching Resources on Asia This site provides resources for both K-12 and Community College educators, including lesson plans and topical overviews.

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

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.

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.

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.

BBC News Africa

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

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

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.