10 tools you need to teach a Global Studies class

For those of you who are about to teach an “Introduction to Global Studies” or “Introduction to International Studies class, here are some resources that will make teaching the class easier:

  1. A syllabus for a face to face class.
  2. An online syllabus for the introductory course.
  3. This map of U.S. security interests is popular with many instructors who want their students to explore how the U.S. government views the world. In the post, I describe a classroom exercise based on the map.
  4. Instructions for a chocolate tasting class activity.
  5. Instructions for a blog review with a rubric.
  6. Recommended Films and Documentaries for International Studies 101
  7. Learning outcomes for International and Global Studies students.
  8. short definition of International and Global Studies. You can find a longer discussion of how to define International and Global Studies at this post. This post discusses the difference between International and Global Studies.
  9. A response paper assignment and rubric for an introductory class.
  10. A link to our textbook, which is a relatively inexpensive book and is now in its second edition. The book has an online instructor’s manual, with resources such as exam questions, chapter resources and activities. It’s also one of the most widely used textbooks in the field.

Lastly, you might want to bookmark this blog, for more teaching tips, resources, book reviews and syllabi.

Shawn Smallman, 2016

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