Educator Resources

At the World Affairs Council, we are passionate about international education.Thankfully, you don’t have to leave your home for global education. We are proud to offer extensive educator resources in Houston, TX, that give teachers a chance to earn development credits while engaging with world leaders, politicians and experts on all manner of social, political and cultural issues. Below is a curated list of free educational resources that we will continuously update.

Online Curriculum and Resources

AramcoWorld Classroom Guides

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.

CLI Engage CIRCLE Activity Collection: Family

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.

 

Science

Ask the Scientist

National Science Teaching Association

The Smithsonian

This Google Doc is a running list of games, activities and more for caregivers, teachers and students.
Distance Learning from 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.

Economics

Learn financial basics with interactive virtual lessons.

The Federal Reserve

Economics Crash Course

Foreign Policy Association

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

International Affairs Lesson Plans

Lesson plans exploring Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, the Americas and more.

Khan Academy

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

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

 

The Benefit for Students

Our world affairs student resources offer cultural and travel experiences that educators and students will engage with on a whole new level. While traveling, they can participate in:

  • Embassy visits
  • Insider tours
  • Speaking engagements
  • Chances to expand their experiences and develop their minds

While in Houston, they can come to dinners, luncheons, evening programs with open dialogue, global conferences and more. They’ll get a chance to meet with speakers in an immersive one-on-one format. We seek to create an exclusive experience that provides opportunities both at home and abroad.

We also have international politics teacher plans and educator resources in Houston, TX that focus on continuing education and development credit. These engagements offer a chance for teachers to connect with their peers and have unique access to acclaimed experts on a variety of topics. While our opportunities are open to everyone, they do have a special benefit for teachers whose lives revolve around learning opportunities and social engagement.

With both world affairs student resources and teacher development opportunities, the Council is the premier destination for intellectuals in Houston. The options are limitless.

Call Today

To find out more about membership options and the programs we offer with our international education resources, please call today at 713-522-7811.