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Teaching Resources and Opportunities

The AFT provides educational tools and professional development opportunities for its members to encourage teaching about international topics.

Civic Voices

Civic Voices, a pioneering professional development and exchange program, is creating a memory bank that archives the firsthand narratives of democratic activists through collaboration among labor unions in eight countries. More.

Take a Stand

Students have played an important role in democracy movements around the globe. This video and teaching guide examine the possibilities available to young Americans who seek to implement change in the issues that matter to them. More.

Classroom Resources

The international affairs department has designed numerous educational materials for teachers interested in engaging with international issues in their classrooms. More.

International Exchange Opportunities for Teachers

The Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs supports a number of international exchange programs designed specifically for classroom teachers. These programs offer opportunities to expand professional horizons by observing and working with fellow teachers from other countries.  We have listed three of the more well-known programs. The list is by no means exhaustive. More.


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AFT Voices

Should high school students have a later start to the day?