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International Education Week: IEW Resources

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Resources for the Classroom


Embassy Information

Many U.S and foreign embassies have resources on their websites. For a list of U.S embassies worldwide, visit For a list of embassies in Washington, DC, visit


EducationUSA offers various resources on U.S. higher education, supports overseas advising centers, and collaborates with U.S. educational organizations to strengthen international exchange.   National Geographic Xpeditions is home to the U.S. National Geography Standards and to thousands of ideas, tools, and interactive adventures that bring them to life. Here you will find lesson plans, atlas maps, and various activities to help in planning lessons and other activities.



TeachUNICEF is a portfolio of free global education resources. Resources cover grades PK12, are interdisciplinary (social studies, science, math, English/language arts, foreign/ world languages), and align with standards. The lesson plans, stories, and multimedia cover topics ranging from the Millennium Development Goals to Water and Sanitation.Our mission is to support and create wellinformed global citizens who understand interconnectedness, respect and value diversity, have the ability to challenge injustice and inequities and take action in personally meaningful ways. We hope that in providing engaging and academically rich materials that offer multiple voices, we can encourage the exploration of critical global issues while presenting opportunities to take action. In October 2011, was selected by the International Academy of Visual Arts as a Silver W3 Award recipient.


Coverdell World Wise Schools, a domestic program of the Peace Corps, has helped more than 3 million U.S. students communicate directly with Peace Corps Volunteers all over the world. The World Wise Schools website offers free, dynamiccrosscultural classroom materials, literature, videos, stories, and lessons to enrich K–12 students, such as the Global Issues: Working With Communities module and the award winning educational game Peace Corps Challenge.