Explore the world from your computer. (JamesBrey/iStockPhoto)
These organizations focus on studying and sharing with others information and events from around the world--and they have great websites.
- Council on Foreign Relations
provides issue briefs, interactives, task force reports, podcasts, blog posts, and
more on the latest issues in the world of international affairs.
- The History Channel website has articles and features on historical topics from around
the world. Interactive games challenge teachers and students alike.
- National Geographic
has innumerable interactive maps, videos, and other materials on
geography and contemporary issues. State Geographic Alliances also
professional development in your state.
- Smithsonian's Education's African and Asian Art galleries
Web site offers many resources for educators including free online
conferences on a variety of topics.
- United Nations offers
the latest news reports and updates on global happenings.
- Words Without Borders
is an online international literature magazine that also provides
plans, book reviews, and author interviews from around the globe.
AsiaSociety.org, too, features a wide range of cultural, political,
economic, and educational news from throughout Asia.
Many great museums and libraries throughout the world have English versions of their websites. If something is not in English, use an online tool like Google Translate to get the gist of it. Try, for example, The National Palace Museum or the Hermitage.