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Global Education

Explore education in other parts of the world, and learn how U.S. students connect with students and ideas from beyond their own borders.

  • Using One Region to Teach World History

    Focusing on depth instead of breadth can help students understand the intricacies of regional civilizations in world history.
    Benjamin Barbour
  • 4 Ways to Incorporate Culture in World Language Instruction

    This experienced teacher argues places language in its cultural contexts to boost student engagement and learning.
  • Teaching a Global Curriculum During Distance Learning

    Students may be isolated at home these days, but it’s still a good time to learn about people and cultures far away. Use these resources to get started.
  • Morning Meetings From Pre-K to 12th Grade

    Daily discussions and team-building activities meet the physical, social and emotional, and spiritual needs of students.
  • Getting Their Hands Dirty

    Experiential learning—like making incense sticks in factory conditions—teaches kids about real social issues.
  • Authentic Activities for the World Language Classroom

    More than 30 exercises to keep your students engaged and learning.
  • Teaching African History and Cultures Across the Curriculum

    Africa is much more than pyramids, slavery, and colonialism, and incorporating deeper study of the continent has many benefits for students.
  • In Language Classrooms, Students Should Be Talking

    Language classes often don't focus on the aspect of learning a language that intrigues students most -- speaking it. We should get students talking more.
  • Design Thinking: A Problem Solving Framework

    Students learn to empathize with others around the globe while solving real-world problems.
  • Empowering Students With Design Thinking

    A school in India founded on design thinking principles encourages students to be active agents in their own learning.
  • No-Cost Summer Travel for Teachers

    As summer approaches, do you find yourself daydreaming about how you will spend your long summer months as a civilian? I enjoy enriching the minds of students for ten months, but as summer draws nearer, I yearn to act as the learner, preferably at someone else’s expense. Fellowships, workshops, seminars and service travel can provide you with intellectually stimulating learning opportunities while on the road.
  • 5 Ways to Combat Classroom Isolation

    Looking outside your classroom walls can help students develop a global perspective—and refresh your teaching.
  • Lessons Learned From Great Schools Around the World

    A former teacher discusses what he learned in his travels across four continents.
  • Pen Pals 2.0: Can Technology Foster Global Tolerance?

    Schools all over the world are using digital tools to help students collaborate and build cultural understanding with distant peers.
  • 5 (Recent) Historical Events You Should Discuss with Your Students

    Guest blogger Josh Work reminds us that history is alive and unfolding, and that some of our young students now require full explanations of major events that still loom large in our adult memories.

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