Global Learning Unit Plan Outlines

Resources for Out-of-School Time Programs

Children from around the world

The Center for Global Education created example learning units to support out-of-school time (OST) programs with implementing global learning activities. These one-page global learning unit plan outlines include examples of developmentally appropriate unit plan outlines in typical afterschool content areas. Each activity in the unit builds upon the last, connects across the four domains of global competence, and leads to sample program and youth outcomes.

Because standalone activities typically don’t develop competencies, the goal of the unit plan outlines is to support programs with creating intentional, integrated, connected, and sustained activities that lead to youth competency development and the program’s stated outcomes. While the unit plan outlines include enough detail so youth work professionals could practically envision the implementation of the unit plan, they are not meant to be prescriptive; there is no one right way to implement global learning activities during out-of-school time. Practitioners can freely use and adapt the unit plan outlines or use the planning template to write down their own global learning unit plan ideas.

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Read through our Guidance on Using Unit Plan Outlines for Out-of-School Time for an overview of ways to use these resources and a sample approach to the literacy unit, or just click on one of the unit plan outline examples below.

Unit Plan Outline Series

Global Learning Unit Planning Template
Academic and Youth Development Outcomes and Standards
Global Learning & Cooking
Global Learning & Literacy
Global Learning & Civics
Global Learning & Gardening