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Whether its packing for your trip, or inspiring global citizens in your school, we want to make it easier and more fun. Put our 50 years of experience in travel and education to work for you with these downloadable guides, lesson plans, checklists, and more.

Whether its packing for your trip, or inspiring global citizens in your school, we want to make it easier and more fun. Put our 50 years of experience in travel and education to work for you with these downloadable guides, lesson plans, checklists, and more.

Planning and Teaching

A Music Educator’s Summer Checklist

This list will provide music educators and teachers with great ideas and exercises to help them stay active over the summer and prepare for the upcoming school year.
 
(1 page)   Resource for: Educators, Parents and Students

8 Cool Apps

These 8 cool phone apps will help you around school, while you're on travel or just knocking around town!
 
(1 page)   Resource for: Educators, Parents and Students

Publicity Tool Kit

Tips and tricks from a PR pro to get publicity for your group – whether your goal is to raise money, or highlight the exciting things you are doing (or did!) on your travel program. (9 pages) Resource for: Educators, Parents and Students

6 Unique Travel Program Fundraisers (That Parents Won’t Hate)

This white paper features some of the most creative fundraisers we’ve seen. Try them to make your next travel program a reality! (8 pages) Resource for: Educators, Parents and Students

The Complete WorldStrides Fundraising Guide

Our 19-page guide with fundraisers galore! Use these proven ideas from our Program Leaders and staff to raise money for your upcoming travel program. (plus, check out our special fundraising site for more great information.) (19 pages) Resource for: Educators, Parents and Students

Passport and Visa Photo Guide

Taking a passport or visa photo is as easy as taking a selfie, right? Wrong! The rules, plus tips and tricks to make it simple are all compiled here. (2 pages) Resource for: Educators, Parents and Students

Four Journaling Apps

Keeping a travel journal? Try these great apps for cataloging your experience. (1 page) Resource for: Educators, Parents and Students

5 Tough Topics

There is so much learning on our travel programs…and not all of it is about history, science, or mastering a new language. (1 page) Resource for: Educators, Parents and Students

Ways We Learn

The learning process is constantly evolving. We help transform how students learn on our travel programs. (1 page) Resource for: Educators, Parents

5 Tips to Take a Great Photo

Goodbye, blurry pics! Share your experience on your program with great photos. (1 page) Resource for: Educators, Parents and Students

Elements of LEAP

Have you heard of LEAP? It's our trademarked learning approach, anchored in Experiential Learning Theory. LEAP leverages the best practices in teaching and learning. (1 page) Resource for: Educators, Parents and Students

Layers of Assurance

WorldStrides' commitment to safety and security is unparalleled. Learn more about the components of our risk management network, and recommended standards in the field of educational travel. (1 page) Resource for: Educators, Parents and Students

Constitutional Character: Who was James Madison?

This lesson plan approaches the study of Madison the great historical figure through a popular technique for literary character study: the social media profile. Using historical evidence to create a social media profile for Madison invites students to take a closer, more intimate look at the mind and character of the man that made such an impact on our constitution and the history of our country. (5 pages) Resource for: Educators

Varying Perspectives and Ranges of Responses to the Holocaust

This lesson plan relies on resources from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and allows students to consider various perspectives of the time and work with materials that informed different groups about the pressing issues of the day. This study of the Holocaust illustrates the very real motivations and pressures that led ordinary people to act/not act in response to the events around them. (5 pages) Resource for: Educators

Remembering Lincoln: Primary Sources Discovery Lesson Plan and Guide

This lesson plan invites students to explore primary sources about Abraham Lincoln, our 16th president, from a serious analytical perspective while simultaneously incorporating elements of discovery and choice. (8 pages) Resource for: Educators

Lincoln’s Words Live On

By exploring text’s available on fords.org, the website for our partners at Ford’s Theater, this lesson plan is designed to reveal to students that the words and concepts spoken by President Lincoln are still meaningful and relevant today. (6 pages) Resource for: Educators

Lessons from Lincoln’s Leadership

Students will use independently-selected research to explore, dissect, and reassemble their understanding of Abram Lincoln’s legacy in this lesson plan. Ask them to consider how and why his legacy is important and useful to them as young citizens today and future leaders in a modern American democracy. (7 pages) Resource for: Educators

Says who? Points of view from the 1860s!

Using resources from Ford’s Theater, this lesson plan is designed to invite students to explore materials related to President Lincoln, the Civil War, and several of the many viewpoints of the 1860s. Students will consider various perspectives of the time and work with materials that informed different groups about the pressing issues of the day. (5 pages) Resource for: Educators

An Exquisitely Evil Analysis: Unlocking Secrets at the International Spy Museum

Drawing on themes from the International Spy Museum exhibit “Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villians,” this lesson plan asks students to flex developing research skills to explore how villainy can reveal important lessons about history and pop culture. Confronting the fears of past generations and reasons behind those fears enable students to develop and retain knowledge about key historical time periods in context by giving each period an unforgettable “face of evil.” (7 pages) Resource for: Educators

Mind Your Own Business: Spy Museum Lesson Plan

This lesson plan explores how codes and cyphers can be used to convey messages discretely, challenging students to rethink communication and to be particularly intentional in maintaining their privacy in this modern era. (6 pages) Resource for: Educators

Annotated Photo Journal - A Lesson Plan

This project-based lesson plan helps students generate meaning from photographers and use photographs with annotation to present their own perspective. It's valuable for students who are or are not traveling.

Press Release Template for History Programs

Get the news out about your upcoming history program with our press release template. (1 page) Resource for: Teachers, Educators

Press Release Template for Science Programs

Looking to get some publicity for your upcoming science program? Use our press release template to get the word out! (1 page) Resource for: Teachers, Educators

Media Alert Template

Want to invite the media to your upcoming event or fundraiser? Use this media alert template! (1 page) Resource for: Educators, Teachers, Students

Video and Webinars

Webinar: 20 Quick Fixes for Behavior Management

This webinar provides you with steps to help you keep focused on your learning objectives in the classroom, reduce interference and zoom in on the education.
 
(20:07 min)   Resource for: Educators

Webinar: Lesson Plan - Plankton Races

This webinar presents a fun and easy science lesson for the classroom to reinforce the learning about a marine life food chain.
 
(19:52 min)   Resource for: Educators

Webinar: Many Roads, One Destination - Introducing Differentiation in Your Classroom

Webinar with strategies to help you with differentiation in the classroom with realistic approaches you can start to use right away.
 
(18:27 min)   Resource for: Educators

Webinar: The Importance of College Credit

This webinar will help you to better understand the importance of college credit programs for high school students and how to share that information with your classroom.
 
(10:26 min)   Resource for: Educators, Parents and Students

World Peace Game: Facing Real World Challenges Through Experiential Learning

Hear from two experts in experiential learning and discover how play and travel can help you be the teacher that makes a difference in the lives of your students.
 
(45:43 min) Resource for: Educators

Discover DC

Learn about our Washington, D.C., programs. See some of the sites we visit, like the Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument, and the Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial, and hear firsthand from students who have traveled with us and experienced Washington, D.C.'s history up close and personal.
(3 min) Resource for: Educators, Students, and Parents

Staying Safe from Flu and Other Viruses While Traveling

WorldStrides Medical Director Dr. Neal Sikka shares his advice for avoiding germs from flu and other viruses while traveling.
(2 min) Resource for: Educators, Students, and Parents

What to Pack: Health and Safety Recommendations

What medicines or medical supplies should be bring on your travel experience? WorldStrides Medical Director Dr. Neal Sikka shares some advice.
(3 min) Resource for: Educators, Students, and Parents

Global Business Education with WorldStrides ISA

See how our higher ed team at WorldStrides ISA partners with business schools to create customized international programs that bring business education to life.
(4 min) Resource for: Educators, Students

Mr. Q's Story

A visit to Mt. Vernon with WorldStrides Course Leader Rohulamin Quander teaches much more than history. He shares the story of his ancestors, who lived there as slaves.
(3 min) Resource for: Educators, Students, and Parents

Discover Alaska

Explore America's Last Frontier - Alaska - with your students! Explore Anchorage, observe birds at Potter Marsh, visit Denali National Park to look for wildlife, and stop by the Iditarod Headquarters in Seward!
(3 min) Resource for: Educators, Students, and Parents

Unlocking Secrets for Students at the Spy Museum

The International Spy Museum joins forces with the WorldStrides Curriculum & Academics team to debrief educators on the unique opportunities awaiting their students in the form of exhibits, workshops, and lesson planning resources. Lesson plans included! (33 minutes) Resource for: Educators

Ford's Theatre Webinars

In the two webinars featured here, WorldStrides partners with Ford’s Theatre to offer educators an interactive peek into the theatre’s key exhibits. First taped in 2014, they continue to offer a great resource for teachers. Find links to four lessons plans as well!

Using USHMM Resources to Teach and Remember the Holocaust

First taped in 2014, this webinar continues to help educators navigate the powerful resources made available from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Lesson plan included. (24 minutes) Resource for: Educators

Packing Lists

Packing List - International

Use this list to help you pack for your international trip abroad. Be sure to pack a phone or camera to capture all of the memories you'll want to share.
 
(1 page)   Resource for: Educators, Parents and Students

Packing List - California

This list will help you pack for your historical discovery of the early days of California. Pan for gold or tour the wild western town of Sacramento.
 
(1 page)   Resource for: Educators, Parents and Students

Packing List: Costa Rica

This list will help you pack for your adventures exploring the vibrant rain forests and unique wildlife of Costa Rica. Don't forget the sun screen!
 
(1 page)   Resource for: Educators, Parents and Students

Packing List: Washington, D.C. and New York

This list will help you pack for your trip to discover the monuments and memorials of Washington, D.C. and New York. Don't forget some comfortable shoes, you'll be walking our nations most famous streets!
 
(1 page)   Resource for: Educators, Parents and Students

Packing List: Florida

Use this list to help you pack for your trip to discover the wonders of Florida. Be sure to pack your swim suit to snorkel along a barrier reef, swim with manatees, or kayak through mangroves.
 
(1 page)   Resource for: Educators, Parents and Students

Packing List: Inauguration

Use this list to help you pack for your trip to Washington, D.C. to experience one of America's proudest moments, the Presidential Inauguration.
 
(1 page)   Resource for: Educators, Parents and Students

Packing List: Iceland

This list will help you to pack for your visit to Iceland and discover the wonders of the land of the Vikings.
 
(1 page)   Resource for: Educators, Parents and Students

Packing List: Illinois

This list will help you to pack for your trip to discover two incredible cities; Springfield with it's historical beginnings and "The Windy City" of Chicago.
 
(1 page)   Resource for: Educators, Parents and Students