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Classroom Materials

In this section we present some of the best materials available on the Web. We've pulled them together into topics that you can use in their entirety or just take a few to supplement your lesson plans. We've also provided tips and suggestions around a variety of instructional strategies and techniques that you can add to your teaching repertoire.

For the Classroom

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Civic Education

  • Classroom Resources—These AFT-developed resources help teachers incorporate international issues into their classrooms and focus mainly on the struggle for democracy and human rights around the world.
  • Democracy Web—Use this resource on democracy to supplement your high school history curriculum.
  • Connect Your Classroom with a Peace Corps Volunteer—Link up with a Peace Corps Volunteer working overseas at the grass-roots level who will correspond with your students.

Instructional Strategies & Techniques

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