Global Learning Unit Plan Outlines
Resources for Out-of-School Time Programs
Asia Society convened a working group with the Statewide Afterschool Networks in Connecticut, Minnesota, New Hampshire, and Ohio to create trainings and resources that will help programs implement global learning activities. These global learning unit plan outlines are one-page 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 outcomes.
Because standalone activities typically don’t develop competencies, the goal of the quick sheets 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 a youth workers 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 afterschool. These outlines come with a Creative Commons license, so practitioners can freely use and adapt them for their specific purposes. Staff can use the activity planning template to write down their own global learning unit plan ideas or to further customize the ideas on the outlines.
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 quick sheets below.