World View Educator Lesson Plans

Picture1World View Study Visit Lesson Plans

Every summer World View leads educators on 10-14 day international study visits. After returning from these study visits, educators create lesson plans based on their  experiences. You may be interested in World View’s Global Connections Planner template or World View’s Lesson Plan template to globalize a unit or lesson in your curriculum. (See a Sample Global Connections Planner or a Sample Lesson Plan.)


Animals of the Galapagos
Andi Webb, Alderman Road Elementary, Cumberland County Schools
Around the World
Rachel Clem, McDougle Elementary, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
Coffee and Cotton: How North Carolina and Costa Rica’s Economies are Influenced by their Cash Crops
Michelle Schulze, Ravenscroft School
Costa Rican Ecosystems
Jennifer Blackburn, Hilburn Academy, Wake County Public Schools
Comparison of Ecuador and the United States
Sue Elder, North Carolina Geographic Alliance
Designing Japanese Kimonos
Susy Holloway, Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill
Differences in Every Day Life Around the World
Lauren Mirabelli and Lesley Suits, Cox Mill Elementary School, Cabarrus County Schools
Growing Locally, Learning Globally
Donna Hall, Tryon Elementary School, Polk County Schools
Hispanic Heritage Month Research Project
Ann Corbin, Polk Central School of Science, Polk County Schools
Landforms of Costa Rica
Rebecca Causey, Sumner Elementary School, Guilford County Schools
Latin American Recipe Book
Heidi Meyer, Selma Elementary School, Johnston County Schools
Learning Spanish as a Second Language
Terri Hawley, Carrboro High School, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
Life Cycles of Costa Rican Indigenous Species
Alexis Wengler, Hilburn Academy, Wake County Public Schools
Teaching World Languages
Morgan Graces, McDougle Elementary, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
What’s the Purpose?
Paula Davis, Sunshine Elementary School, Rutherford County Schools
A Selective Bibliography of Resources About Germany
Sue Elder, North Carolina Geographic Alliance


Cultural Overview: Exploring Costa Rica!
Mercedes Saulsbury, Cape Fear Academy 
Japanese Internment Stations
Station Handout
Heather Alexander, Cane Creek Middle School, Buncombe County Schools
Landforms of Costa Rica
Sharon, Willets, Rutherford Opportunity Center, Rutherford County Schools
Reading Responses: Costa Rica
Erica Young, Clyde A. Erwin Middle School, Buncombe County Schools
Research Project on India
Sharon Willets, Chase Middle School, Rutherford County Schools
Viajamos a Costa Rica
Meghan Jones, School of Education, UNC at Chapel Hill
Perspectives on History — The Berlin Wall
Megan P. Fink, Charlotte Country Day School


Cultural Studies: India
Cindy Stewart, East Rutherford High School, Rutherford County Schools
Food Deserts
Seth Bunch, Grimsley High School, Guilford County Schools
Aisha Christa Atkinson, Eastern Wayne High School, Wayne County Public Schools
Managing Island Resources
Simon Keilty, Charlotte Country Day School
Self Concept – Big Books for Little People
Jennifer Whitley, Forest Hills High School, Union County Public Schools

World View Currency Kit Lesson Plans

The World View Currency Kit helps educators infuse global content across the curriculum at all grade levels. The Foreign Currency Kit contains currency, both bills and coins, from over 35 countries and may be borrowed by educators in North Carolina. It is designed for K-12 educators as a learning tool, using tangible items to teach about people and places, as well as a means for integrating global content across multiple subject areas. Educators who borrow the kit are asked to share the lesson plans they create as a result of using the Currency Kit in the classroom.


What Currency is Used in the United Kingdom?
Jeanne Hodges and Meredith Kate Bell, Department of Elementary, Middle Level, and Literacy Education, UNC Wilmington
World View Scavenger Hunt
Lois Pipkin, C.W. Stanford Middle School, Orange County Schools


Curious about Currency / Show me the Money
Garen Eadie, Harpeth Hall
World Currency Lesson
Phillip Jones, West McDowell Middle School, McDowell County Schools

2013_Mar20_21_EU_Flag1Center for European Studies / EU Center of Excellence Grants

In May of 2014, World View partnered with the Center for European Studies / EU Center of Excellence (CES) to offer grants to K-12 educators who designed and implemented a new European focused  unit or lesson plan. Grant recipients traveled to Chapel Hill to work with CES and UNC at Chapel Hill faculty and librarians to improve their unit or lesson plan and then implemented the final unit in their classroom teaching. The final lesson plans were submitted to World View and are listed below.


Partnership with Fourth Grade at Ion Creanga Lyceum in Chisinau, Moldova
Kate Hughey, Charlotte Latin School
Winter Holidays
Activity Booklet
Pascale Harrell, Gatesville Elementary School, Gates County Schools
Introduction to Animal Adaptations
European Ornithology Union
Bird Model Design / Units of Measurement
Bird Migration and Climate Change
Sample Student Presentation
Student’s Bird Samples
A Bird – Poem
Laura Thompson, Clyde Erwin Elementary Magnet School of International Studies and Cultural Arts, Onslow County Schools
European Climate is for the Birds…or Not!
Student Examples
Student Examples
Cathy Dalimonte, Clyde Erwin Elementary Magnet School of International Studies and Cultural Arts, Onslow County Schools


Fairy Tales in French and German
Judy Dove and Jochen Wachter, Sanderson High School, Wake County Public Schools
Orchestra: Research/Composition Group Project
David Miller, Central Cabarrus High School, Cabarrus County Schools