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Connect and Engage: Foreign Policy

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Great Resources on Teaching Foreign Policy

from the June 2008 YES! Education Connection Newsletter

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Helping your students understand foreign policy requires that you explore other cultures and nations and how they relate to the United States. Here are a couple of curriculum options to help you make that connection.

:: United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA)
:: Peace Corps World Wise Schools

UNA-USA logo




Save Darfur Sign at rally

UNA-USA Curriculum on the Sudan

SEE WEBSITE :: United Nations Association of the United States of America

The United Nations Association of the United States of America is a not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to building understanding of and support for the ideals and vital work of the United Nations among the American people. Its educational and humanitarian campaigns, including teaching students in urban schools, clearing minefields and providing school-based support for children living in HIV/AIDS-affected communities in Africa, allow people to make a global impact at the local level.

See Sudan curriculum materials for grades 9-12 here.


Peace Corps World Wise Schools logo




The World Map Project. Photo by Justin Mog and Amanda Fuller
PHOTO ESSAY: Get a glimpse of life in the Peace Corps in Uruguay

Peace Corps World Wise Schools

SEE WEBSITE :: Peace Corps World Wise Schools

Bring dozens of Peace Corps volunteer stories, letters, and folk tales with standards-based lessons to your classroom. Also discover ways to involve students in service learning. Use this lesson, to get your students to reflect on the rewards of providing services to others and whether by giving they might perhaps be gaining at the same time.

Since its inception in 1989 by then Peace Corps Director Paul D. Coverdell, World Wise Schools has helped more than 3 million U.S. students communicate directly with Peace Corps volunteers all over the world. World Wise Schools was initially set up as a correspondence match program between volunteers and U.S. classrooms. Over the past two decades it has expanded its scope by providing a broad range of resources for educators for grades 3-12.

See The Third Question curriculum materials in service learning here.





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