University of Vermont’s Asian Studies Outreach program provides a library and resources, outreach to schools and teachers, lesson plans, professional development opportunities, and international travel experiences for Vermont teachers and schools.
The first Saturday in May brings Passport DC’s Around the World Embassy Tour in Washington, D.C. If you are in the D.C. area or want to spend a fantastic weekend in DC this is the global event for you. Over 40 embassies open their doors to the public, welcoming everyone with cultural events, displays, and food. This is a great way to research different countries.
Globalization 101is a vast website filled with lesson plans and project ideas on current global issues like poverty, energy, environment, gender, economic development, etc. Lessons plans are geared to high school and college level.
National History Day, in addition to providing professional developmentand student history competition opportunities, oversees and annual teacher international field experiencefocused on World War II in Europe.
For teaching and learning about modern day Germany, the Goethe Institut is the place to go for elementary, middle, and high school curriculum. In addition, the Institut oversees the Transatlantic Outreach Program where teachers can participate in a summer German international field experience.
The Fulbright Distinguished Teacher program is the ultimate teacher international field experience. Accepted teachers live, work, and study in a country, conduct an inquiry project for a 4-6 month period. Past countries include Finland, India, Chile, Morocco, New Zealand, among others.