Outreach World is a great resource for teaching international and area studies and foreign languages in K-12 classrooms. Please check out what the site has to offer here.
The "About Us" information:
"Outreach World is a growing online community of educators dedicated to showcasing the achievements of its members and strengthening vital links across the education spectrum, and between the United States and the world.
"At the core of Outreach World are 120 federally-funded National Resource Centers (NRCs) based at 146 universities, focusing on Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, the Pacific Islands and International Studies, and 42 Language Resource Centers (LRCs) and Centers for International Business and Education Research (CIBERs) based at 44 universities and dedicated to promoting foreign language study and international business.
"With the support of their host universities and the International Education Programs Service section of the US Department of Education, these National Resource Centers have forged working relationships with thousands of precollegiate schools nationwide in an effort to enrich teaching and learning about vital global regions and thus promote the national interest.
"The results of this collaboration can be seen in the outstanding professional development programs available annually to K-12 educators; exemplary curricular and instructional materials produced by teachers and scholars; DOE-sponsored overseas visits by some 500 teachers to 30 countries last year; and the creation of outreach councils that represent the Centers and other academic institutions and professional organizations committed to the outreach mission.
"For our launch we've posted sample instructional materials and several articles about the Middle East and related outreach activities. Our goal in the coming year is to populate Outreach World with educational materials across all global regions, grade levels, themes and disciplines, along with recommended resources, a calendar of events and professional development opportunities, links to organizations and agencies, best practices and user feedback.