Lesson Plans: Foreign Policy Research Institute

Source: Foreign Policy Research Institute Description: FPRI has a collection of free lesson plans and materials related to contemporary and historical international relations, foreign policy, and world history, geared toward middle and high school audiences. Website: www.fpri.org/education/lesson-plans-teachers/
Read More

Foreign Policy Research Institute Primers

Source: Foreign Policy Research Institute Description: FPRI Primers provide general and student audiences with the background details of historic events, civic institutions, and important political organizations. The Primers include a five-minute animated video, a brief text written by an FPRI expert on the topic, and a lesson plan for teachers, which will help them to incorporate the…
Read More

American History Unit Plans and Primary Sources

Source: Historical Society of Pennsylvania Description: The Historical Society of Pennsylvania has a database of lesson plans and primary sources focusing on US and Pennsylvania’s history, among many other topics that apply to the PA Core Standards. Additionally, there are lesson plans that focus on historical landmarks. There are a range of class lessons and activities for…
Read More

Model UN at UNA-GP

Source: United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia Description: UNA-GP hosts model UNs for high school students, with recent topics focusing on Water Management and the Rule of Law. Posted on their website are resources for learning about the topics, which can also be used as supplementary materials in the classroom. Website: una-gp.org/projects/our-model-un-conferences/
Read More

Middle East Center K-12 Teaching Ambassador Fellowship

Source: Middle East Center: University of Pennsylvania Description: The responsibilities of a Middle East Center Teaching Ambassador, are a K-12 teacher in Philadelphia who will promote events and opportunities from the Middle East Center to the K-12 community, teach a course using the provided online subscription module, and provide feedback on how the Middle East…
Read More

Lesson: Philadelphia: Workshop of the World

Source: Global Philadelphia Association Author: Mona Kolsky Subject: Social Studies Grade Level: 9-12 Objectives: Students will be able to assess the diversity of products made and manufactured in 19th century Philadelphia IOT explain why Philadelphia was called the “Workshop of the World.” View or Download Lesson Plan
Read More

Middle East Lesson Plans

Source: Middle East Center: University of Pennsylvania Description: The Middle East Center offers free teaching modules and educational resources for K-12 educators on various topics related to the Middle East. Website: www.sas.upenn.edu/mec/resources/library
Read More

International Classroom: Archaeology and Anthropology Experts

Source: Penn Museum Description: Penn Museum affiliated archaeologists and anthropologists host workshops for students in all grade levels through visuals, hands on activities, and interactive discussions about archaeology and anthropology, focusing on both the ancient past and relevant issues of today. Website: www.penn.museum/teachers-and-students/k-12-educators/international-classroom/overview
Read More

Global Citizen Fellowship for Philadelphia Area Teachers

Source: Middle East Center, Tellal Institute, GEMS Education Description: An immersive language and teaching workshop in Dubai open to Philadelphia area teachers. The fellows will develop a weekly Global Citizenship program for their own classrooms, coordinate with a partner class and teacher in the United Arab Emirates. The fellowship will culminate in 12 hours of…
Read More

Middle East Media Library

Source: Middle East Center: University of Pennsylvania Description: The Middle East Center maintains a collection of videos and DVDs pertaining to the Middle East for individual and educational use by Penn faculty, students, and K-12 educators in the greater Philadelphia area. Films are available for pick up in person at the office at 3340 Walnut St.,…
Read More