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Websites for K-12 Teachers

Kansas State Department of Education--History, Government, and Social Studies Standards
Academic standards for history, government, and social studies are listed here.

East Asia Lesson Plan Finder
Looking for teaching materials specific to China, Japan, or North or South Korea? Use this tool to access dozens of free lesson plans developed through the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Kansas.

Asia Society
Read articles about current affairs and policy in Asia.

CNN Student News
News for students and resources for teachers are available on CNN Student News.

Discovery Education
Discovery Education offers a broad range of free classroom resources that complement and extend learning beyond the bell. Foster deeper engagement and opportunities for students to take charge of their own learning with high quality, engaging, relevant tools designed for today’s busy teachers and parents. Explore our programs and contests, interactive games, puzzleslesson plans, videos and more.

Education World Lesson Planning
Connecting Educators to What Works: activities, worksheets, and apps.

First and Third World Challenges lesson plan

Education World National Standards Several national and education organizations have taken on the voluntary challenge of creating educational standards or guidelines to be used on a national level.

Explore one woman's ride through Chernobyl.

National Geographic Education
Ideas, activities and lessons for K-12 can be found here.

The Learning Network: Teaching and Learning with the New York Times

Outreach World: National Middle East Language Resource Center

Facilitated by Brigham Young University, Outreach World is a growing online community of educators dedicated to showcasing the achievements of its members and strengthening vital links across the education spectrum, and between the United States and the world. At the core of Outreach World are 120 federally-funded National Resource Centers (NRCs) based at 146 universities, focusing on Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, the Pacific Islands dedicated to promoting foreign language study and international business.

PBS Learning Media
PBS Learning Media is a large collection of lesson plans, teacher guides, and online student activities searchable by Common Core State Standards.

Silkroad Resources
Read about the Silkroad compiled by 2 NRCs at the University of Kansas.

World View: An International Program for Educators
World View, a public service program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, equips K-12 and community college educators with global knowledge, best practices, and resources to prepare students to live in an interconnected and diverse world.

California State University - Northridge
Dr. Marty Levine, Professor Emeritus of Secondary Education, California State University, Northridge (CSUN), has gathered lesson plans and resources from the Internet which social studies teachers will find useful.


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