Civic Voices
This site creates a virtual classroom for comparative civics and encourages global education for the 21st century. The interactive map of civic engagement will help you navigate the site and discover all the valuable resources and participatory learning opportunities it has to offer.

Global Citizen Year
Global Citizen Year is building a movement of young Americans who engage in a transformative “bridge year” between high school and college

Global Kids

Global Nomads Group
Established in 1998, the Global Nomads Group (GNG) is an international NGO that creates interactive educational programs for students about global issues. GNG’s educational programs include video conferences, videos, and learning content on a variety of international issues relevant to teachers and students.

One World Youth Project
University Project Ambassadors guide middle and high school students through a curriculum in which they explore cultural exchange, global challenges, community mapping and service-learning.

The School for Ethics and Global Leadership
The School for Ethics and Global Leadership (SEGL) is a selective, semester-long residential program for motivated high school juniors from around the world. SEGL provides students with a unique curriculum emphasizing ethical thinking skills, leadership development, and international affairs through weekly meetings with politicians, diplomats, foreign dignitaries, journalists, academics, and policy experts. Our location in Washington, DC and our affiliations with noted institutions and individuals ensure our students have access to the best the U.S. capital has to offer.

World Class
World Class is a free interactive web-based program for elementary and middle school classes. It is built on fundamental principles of global education: engage students to Think critically about global issues; support and encourage them to Act on new understandings; and extend their learning through reflection on the Change in their values, perspectives and behaviours. The World Class three-stage cycle of learning (Think, Act, Change) about global issues and citizenship engages students while building a community of practice for global educators across Canada.

Global Education Motivators
Global Education Motivators was founded by educators in 1981 to help meet the complex needs of bringing the world into the classroom. GEM has consistently worked with students, teachers and administrators through on-site and distant learning workshops and classroom program support to promote a better understanding of the world and its people.

The largest online community of youth interested in global issues and creating positive change.

A part of the Sesame Workshop. The educational goals of Panwapa for students in Kindergarten, first, and second grade are as follows: awareness of a wider world, appreciating similarities and differences, taking responsibility for one’s behaviour, community participation and willingness to take action, and understanding of and responsiveness to economic disparity. There is a teacher guide available.

UNICEF - Voices of Youth
A site designed to engage youth in the Millennium Development Goals


CIA World Factbook
Great resources for national facts to open the door for understanding national issues and celebrations.

Country Studies
From the US Library of Congress

Country Profiles of Australasian region
Concise, easy to read overviews of geography, social and economic issues in Southern hemisphere countries

Embassy World
A directory of all the world's embassies and consulates

Global Post
Global news from around the world

License Plates of the World'
Compare license plates from all over the globe!

Rulers of the World
This site contains lists of heads of state and heads of government (and, in certain cases, de facto leaders not occupying either of those formal positions) of all countries and territories, going back to about 1700 in most cases

World Digital Library
The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.

Service Learning

Primary Source - Service Learning Guide
A guide for teachers and students looking for opportunities to get involved and for organizations offering service-based travel opportunities.

Heifer International
Heifer's mission is is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the earth by giving gifts of livestock and training to help families struggling with poverty and hunger help themselves.

Roots and Shoots
Jane Goodall's program for empowering youth to make a difference in the world

SCOPE - Stellar Classification Online Public Exploration
A citizen science project mining data on photographic images of star spectra with a goal of the classification of thousands of stars.

Kiva connect people through microloans to alleviate poverty.

Zadisha lets you learn about and provide microloans to African entrepreneurs with small businesses and big ambitions

Learning About the World Through Microloans
Mini lessons on microloans on a wiki.

Sites for Kids

Arthur's World Neighborhood
These activities, resources, and tips will help kids explore cultural diversity within their own community and around the world. The curriculum was developed especially for students in grades 2-3, but activities can easily be adapted for younger or older audiences.

Asia Society for Kids
Games, stories, art, and activities for kids related to Asian culture.

EPA Environmental Kids Club
Sponsored by the US Environmental Protection Agency

Peace Corps Challenge Game
An interactive game that helps understand issues in developing countries

PBS: AFRICA - Africa for Kids
Interactive site for kids

Videos for students to learn from.

Home School

Exchange and Travel Programs

Impossible to Possible
Students can follow adventurers on extreme adventures through this project. The mission of impossible2Possible(i2P) is to encourage youth to reach beyond their perceived limits, and to use adventure as a medium to educate, inspire and empower our global community to make positive change in the world. i2P aims to equip today's youth with the understanding and belief that they have the power to change the world. We envision a world of achievers that believe in their hearts that nothing is out of the realm of possibility! All Expedition expenses are covered for Youth Ambassadors participating and all i2P Experiential Learning Programs are delivered free of charge to schools and students around the world.

People to People Student Ambassador Programs
Since 1956, People to People has been dedicated to promoting world peace and cultural understanding through meaningful personal interactions. Our programs offer students, athletes, educators, and professionals the opportunity to truly affect positive change—for themselves, for others, and for the world.

Travel TWI Tours With Impact
African community service projects working in rural schools and orphanages with international high schools and community groups.

Youth for Understanding
Youth For Understanding (YFU) is a non-profit educational organization which offers opportunities for young people around the world to spend a summer, semester or year with a host family in another culture.


Global Competence: The Knowledge and Skills Our Students Need
From the Asia Society: An article discussing the skills of investigating the world, weighing perspectives, communicating ideas, taking action, and applying disciplinary and interdisciplinary expertise.

LifeLike Pedagogy
Free ebook: Connecting the school to the world, the students are taught via the experience of real problems and real enterprises. We are talking about the students being free to create and to discover by themselves what they need to learn in order to achieve their goals. Global School AssessmentSA is a two-part process: the first step is to have your entire secondary school community fill in a perception questionnaire, with questions ranging from school mission and culture, to curriculum and instruction, how students learn, and more. A specialist then looks at the scores, deviations, and writes a lengthy interpretive report to include advice on how to make your school more globally focused. The Global Schools Assessment is the best way for a school to benchmark where they are in supporting students' global competence. It is an assessment tool to help determine how global your school is and offer ways to strenthen practice. Going Global: Culture Shock, Convergence, and the Future of EducationK12 Online Conference keynote by Kim Cofino. Looking at daily life in foreign lands reveals a colorful spectrum of inspiring metaphors for the shifts we need to make in education. Often what we may find initially chaotic, disorienting and strange in other countries can actually spark new ways of thinking about teaching and learning. Through the voices of teachers and students from around the world, we'll examine the unique aptitudes which allow successful expats to thrive in any environment. These are exactly the skills that future students and teachers will need to confidently enter the digital, global, converging, collaborative world of tomorrow - wherever they might be physically located. A Graphic Look at the State of the World
This site, created by teachers, is here to show - in as clear, objective, and accessible a format as possible - the condition of the world -- both its natural and human elements. Great site with global issues statistics and charts/maps. A way for students to see the global picture and how their own local social/environmental issues are like/or different from their global neighbors.

World Press Review - Resources for Students and Educators
News and reviews around the world with discussion ideas, advanced discussion guides, research resources, comprehension exercises, and vocabulary for grades 9 to 12.

The New Global Student
Ebook excerpt: In 2005, Maya Frost and her husband sold everything and left their suburban American lifestyle behind in order to have an adventure abroad. The tricky part: they had to shepherd their four teenage daughters through high school and into college. This hilarious and conspiratorial how-to handbook describes the affordable, accessible, and stunningly advantageous options they stumbled upon that any American student can leverage to get an outrageously relevant global education.