Online International Education Resources

Mar 24, 2020

International Education at Your Fingertips

At the World Affairs Council, we are passionate about international education. Thankfully, you don’t have to leave your home for a global education. Below is a curated list of free educational resources that we will continuously update.

Online Curriculum and Resources 

Classroom Guides from AramcoWorld were designed for educators and students at secondary and tertiary levels. Each lesson builds on an AramcoWorld article and meets Common Core standards.
Fun, easy activities that families can do together with children ages 0 to 6.

CLI Engage Family Engagement Resources  

Crash Course

This is a helpful resource on various, dense subjects that show an animated version of the topic.



Learn financial basics with interactive virtual lessons.


Foreign Policy Association

The publishers of Great Decisions offers a curation of the latest news, insightful articles, recommended readings and more. 


Lesson plans exploring Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, the Americas and more. 
Free resource for online learning, including daily schedules for students aged 2 to 18 and resources for parents and educators. (Especially good for mathematics.)

PBS Learning Media

This platform has videos, quizzes and lesson plans accompanied with discussion questions.


SAILOn is a collaborative effort of 10 public school districts in the Houston area providing interactive Internet resources for specific learning objectives. 


The Smithsonian

Other Resources

  • United States Courts – Work with federal judges in their courtrooms or team up with students in classrooms to apply Supreme Court precedents to realistic, teen situations.
  • U.S. Department of Energy toolbox – Peruse the archives of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
  • National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places – Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP) uses historic places in National Parks and in the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places to enliven history, social studies, geography, civics, and other subjects. TwHP has created a variety of products and activities that help teachers bring historic places into the classroom. 

Resources for CTE Students

CTE Online

Comprehensive online lesson library


Online lessons for middle school and high school students, including STEM, Digital Wellness, Character Ed, Financial Literacy, and more


College and career readiness

Kuder Navigator

All PISD students have access to search careers, create a resume and more 


Create a resume using the template found here


Video library, career explorer and online industry chats; free through April 

Texas Reality Check

Texas Reality Check is an exercise identifying jobs and future budgets for young adults

Workforce Solutions

TEKS-aligned career education lessons for middle schools in the Houston-Galveston region

Virtual Tours

Every day at 11 a.m., the Houston Zoo hosts a Facebook Live to show the lives of the animals in the zoo.
National Parks
The Hidden Worlds of the National Parks is a new Google Arts & Culture exhibit and interactive documentary, timed to launch in celebration of this month’s NPS Centennial. The exhibit allows you to take 360-degree tours of some of the most remote and beautiful U.S. National Parks.