70+ Stupendous Sites to Promote Global Education

Browse this colossal collection of 70+ web sites bursting at the seams with global learning connections, interactive tools, games, multimedia resources, and classroom-ready lesson ideas.


“I can think critically about complex global issues.”   (Problem-based Learning)
 
Kids Go Global:  Explore global issues, take action, and inspire others to do the same.  (All Ages)
 
PBS:  Engineering games can help young learners to think critically and solve problems. (Early Grades)
 
Your Challenge: Create a wearable or transportable way to generate 1 watt of electricity.   (Grades 3+)
 
Plan it Green:    As Mayor, students use critical thinking skills to plan and build a city. (Grades 3+) 
 
Generation Station:  Play an energy game to create a working power plant.  (Grades 3+)
 
Time For Kids:  Stay on top of current world events and global issues.  (Grades 3-5)
 
Free Rice:  For each correct answer, they donate 10 grains of rice to “Help End Hunger.” (Grades 3-12)
 
NASA Quest Challenges: FREE Web-based, interactive explorations engage students in finding solutions related to issues encountered daily by NASA personnel.  (Grades 5-12)
 
 
 
“I can learn from and work collaboratively with other people in a spirit of mutual respect and open dialogue.”
 
PBS:  Young learners can play teamwork games in groups. (Grades K-2)
 
Admongo Game:  Students can work together to answer three "critical thinking" questions about advertising in media.  (Ages 8-12)
 
WolfQuest:  Work as a Team in this immersive 3D simulation to survive the Wild.  (Grades 5-12)
 
Storybird:  Work collaboratively to create a visual story in seconds or write a book.  (Grades K-3)
 
Fractured Fairy Tales:  Change the characters, settings, and plots of traditional Fairy Tales to reflect different perspectives.  (Grades 5-12)
 
Global SchoolNet:  Link your class or school to students from around the world.  (Grades 3-12)
 
Moonbase Alpha:  Work as a team to repair and replace equipment in order to restore the oxygen production to the settlement.  Team decision making and problem solving are critical to success.     (Upper Elementary - High School)
 
Music Mixer:  Work as a group to create your own band!  Pick the perfect name, customize the members, then create and play unique tunes to reflect different cultures.  (Grades 3-8)
 
ePals:  Create real world, culturally-enriching learning experiences with worldwide ePals classroom matching.  (All Ages)
 
 
“I am aware of how interconnected my world is and I have a sense of my own role as a world citizen.”
 
Mama Mirabelle:  A world-traveling elephant explorer sees the natural world from a preschooler’s point of view.  (Grades PreK-K)
 
PBS:  Social studies games help young learners to become aware of how interconnected their world is.   (Grades K-2)
 
National Geographic:  Learn about amazing animals from around the world.  (Grades K-5)
 
iCivics:  20+ games prepare the next generation of students to become knowledgeable and engaged citizens.  iCivics curriculum is grouped into topical units that align to state and Common Core standards.    (Upper Elementary - High School)
 
Interactive Map with Great Teaching Videos:  “If the World Were 100 People, 5 Would Be from North America.”  (Grades 5-12)
 
Games:  This collection of National Geographic games helps students learn about their world.  (Grades K-5)
 
MapMaker:  Create and print maps with this interactive tool. (Upper Elementary - High School)
 
GeoGames:  Build planet earth and map countries and cities using fun graphics and sound effects on an animated 3D globe.  (Elementary - Middle Grades)
 
Global Dimension:  Use the search engine to locate outstanding resources for your specific student population. (All Ages)
 
Hang Mouse:  Fill in the letters one by one to guess the physical geography word. (Grades 3-5)
 
National Geography Photography:  View spectacular photography of people and cultures from around the world.   (All Ages)
 
Videos:  View weird and wacky videos of awesome places around the world.  (All Ages)
 
Country Profiles and Global Issues:  Understand their challenges, people, geography, and MORE. (Grades 3-12)
 
Explore with Google Earth. (All Ages)
 
Time Zones:  Check out this live online time zone tool. (All Ages)
 
Foreign Word of the Day:  Hear the word pronounced, see the English translation, and learn the part of speech.  (All Ages)
 
Sticky Map:  Create a personalized graphical map of your community to share with other communities.  (Grades 6-12)
 
SHOW Interactive Maps:  Select a topic and watch countries or states change size based on the data. (Grades 6-12)
 
Geography Action:  Build a jumbo-sized map, add cultural information, and download a toolkit.  (Sample Lessons for Every Grade)
 
AFRICA:  Learn an African song in the Teso language.  (All Ages)

 
“I am aware of my impact on the environment and how I can preserve our natural resources for a better life now and for the future.”
 
Planet Food:  This interactive aggregates the contents of your meal to generate a map showing the global footprint your plate makes, and puts you in charge of the world-wide journey a bar of chocolate will take before it gets to you.  (Grades 6-10)
 
Global Closet Calculator:  See the ways in which your clothes and accessories connect you to people and places around the world.  (Grades 6-10)
 
National Geographic Video:  Students learn how to care for the ocean.  (Grades K-12)
 
Sortify:  Sort Earth's resources into origins and categories, including renewable, nonrenewable and recyclable, and connect raw and finished products.   (Grades 5-12)
 
Human Footprint Interactive:  Discover the impact of your choices.  (Grades 3-12)
 
MapMaker Interactive:  Learn about staple food crops.  (Grades 5-12)
 
An African Garden:  Plan an experiential learning project to create a global kitchen garden. (Grades K-12)        http://www.sendacow.org.uk/lessonsfromafrica/resources/bag-gardens
 
 
 
“Through reading great literature and other sources of information, I can learn about different places, people, and time periods.”
 
Global Read Aloud: A one-minute video explains how one book can connect your students to students from around the world.   (Elementary)
 
Global Dimension:  This guide to books, films, posters and web resources support global, intercultural and environmental understanding. (Grades K-12)
 
Read to Feed:  Teach students to be everyday heroes.  (All Ages)
 
We Give Books:  Combining the joy of reading with the power of helping others.  (All Ages)
 
International Children’s Digital Library:  Explore the link “Books by Country.”  (All Ages)
 
Edutopia:  Learn 5 ways literature can teach global lessons in elementary classes.  (Elementary)
 
Drive Through Time:  Travel through time with this game by the national museum of American history. (Grades 5-12)
 
 
 
Lesson Planning Ideas
 
Oxfam Lessons for the Early Years
 
Oxfam Lessons for Ages 5-7
 
Oxfam Lessons for Ages 7-11
 
We Work Together:  Find teaching ideas that can help develop cooperation and thinking about peace and conflict on a global scale.   (Ages 5-18)
 
Kid-Friendly Foreign Films:  Use a ten-minute clip to prompt powerful classroom discussions.  (All Ages)
 
Edutopia:  Find ideas for weaving current and historical events into classroom discussions.  (Upper Elementary - High School)
 
TIGed: Use technology to help your students act collaboratively on the world’s greatest challenges.  (All Ages)
 
Edutopia Resource Roundup:  Check out this huge collection of global education resources.
 
Seattle Public Schools:  Find global competence unit plans for many grades.  (Grades 3-11)
 
Around the World in Multimedia: Access audio, photography, and videos for all ages.
 
Global Education:  Locate the perfect resource to encourage a global perspective.  (Grades K-12)
 
PDF: Create a Hair Book to learn about tolerance.  (Blackline Master for PreK-2)
 
Unit Plan Index for Project-Based Learning:  Promote higher levels of thinking such as analysis, using knowledge, and metacognition with ready-made units by Intel.  (Grades K-12)
 
Africa:  Show students the true size of Africa.(Grades 5-12)
 
Geography Action:  Help students see the world in new ways.  (K-12)
 
Article:  “10 Easy Ways to Bring More Geography into the Classroom”  (Grades K-12)
 
Global Dimension:  Find classroom ideas for demonstrating how our daily decisions have a global impact.   (Grades K-12)
 
The Visible Earth:  Use NASA images and animations of Earth for any lesson.  (Grades K-12)
 
PDF:  “10 Top Tips to Develop the Global Dimension in Schools”  (Grades K-12)        
 
John Stanford International School Video:  “Teaching Students How to Make a Global Impact”   (Upper Elementary)
 
 
 

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