Resources for K-12 Educators and Students

The Center for Global Studies evaluates educational resources related to global issues and adds links on our site to those organizations and materials we hope will be relevant and helpful to K-12 educators and students interested in issues having global impact.

Below are links to a wide variety of organizations and associations that provide lesson plans and curriculum guides, primary and secondary source materials, and professional development opportunities.

Continuing Education

In addition, CGS offers PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS on global studies topics for schools and educators across the nation. We encourage you to subscribe to the K-12 GLOBAL ED LISTSERV to receive notices about upcoming workshops and travel opportunities offered by CGS and other NRCs and educational organizations. The GLOBAL STUDIES IN EDUCATION online Masters Degree at the University of Illinois is an excellent opportunity for working educators interested in thinking critically about issues of globalization and education and incorporating international perspectives into their curriculum and pedagogy.


Our staff is pleased to assist with organizing classroom visits by subject-area specialists, and to consult on developing global studies programs in schools. Please contact us for more information, or to offer suggestions and comments regarding K-12 educational resources and professional development opportunities: 

Educational Resources