Resource Listing

Lesson Plans, Unit Plans, Modules

Intended Audience:
Students, 9-12, Faculty, K-12

This unit uses the play My Country by Carol Ann Duffy, former poet laureate of the United Kingdom, to instroduce students to Brexit.  It is targeted at the educator's 11th grade IB English course.
 
Patriica Vicino participated in the Brussels Study Tour 2019.  For more information about this program, visit https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/esc/outreach/educators/professional-development/brussels.

Intended Audience:
Students, 9-12, Faculty, K-12

This unit invites students to learn more about Brussels, Belgium, and the European Union.  It is targeted at the educator's Spanish 1 and 2 courses for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students, with the goal that the target language is used throughout the unit.
 
Mary Jackson participated in the Brussels Study Tour 2019.  For more information about this program, visit https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/esc/outreach/educators/professional-development/brussels.

Intended Audience:
Higher Education

Dr. Adriana Helbig of the University of Pittsburgh developed the course Global Hip-Hop.

Intended Audience:
Students, Higher Education, Faculty, Post-Secondary

This unit familiarizes students with Brexit through the perspective of music.  It is targeted to the educator's World Music course for undergraduate students.
 
Monica Ambalal participated in the Brussels Study Tour 2019, with sponsorship through the University of California, Berkeley.  For more information about this program, visit https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/esc/outreach/educators/professional-development/brussels.

Intended Audience:
Higher Education

Developed by Dr. Susan Allen at the Community College of Beaver County (CCBC(, this module shows how to introduce humanities content on Eastern Europe into courses on public speaking by organizing field visits to the cultural sites of local immigrant communities.
 
This module resulted from a series of joint workshops organized in 2014-2016 by CCBC in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Russian and East European Studies. This partnership for curriculum and campus internationalization was supported with a grant through the "Bridging Cultures with Community Colleges" program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
 

Intended Audience:
6-8, 9-12

The following guide is designed to encourage groups to consider important themes in Alexie’s book that connect with anti-racism work. Reading and discussing this or other books that tell indigenous peoples’ stories and perspectives can help raise consciousness about how racism and oppression is reproduced in our society’s institutions and practices and helps promote racial justice and healing.  Developed by Profs. Jackie Smith (Sociology) and Michael Goodhart (Political Science).

Intended Audience:
K-5, 6-8

This is a play teachers can do with their students to teach culture.

Intended Audience:
Higher Education, Post-Secondary

Course Narrative: This course is a continuation of Financial Accounting with emphasis on corporate financial structure, accounting data in decision making, cost accounting, statement analysis, international business and partnership accounting. Module Narrative: This module provides information about the application of IFRS Standards in the European Union. IFRS Standards are developed and issued in the public interest by the International Accounting Standards Board. The Board is the standard-setting body , an independent, private sector, not-for-profit organization. Paul Rogers participated in the Brussels Study Tour 2016. For more information about this program, please visit https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/esc/outreach/educators/professional-development/brussels.

Intended Audience:
9-12

This 5-day simulation was designed for high school students. This unit uses the current European Union migration crisis as a case study to understand human migration. By studying a specific and current migration case study, students will be able to discuss specific examples of the push and pull factors behind migration, voluntary and involuntary migration, and the “rules” of migration. K. Daitoku participated in the Brussels Study Tour 2016. For more information about this program, please visit https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/esc/outreach/educators/professional-development/brussels.

Intended Audience:
Students, 9-12, Faculty, K-12

This Agenda was used at the 2019 High School Model EU simulation.  While agendas often focus on current issues, past agendas are a great resource for preparing for an upcoming simulation.
 

Intended Audience:
Students, Higher Education, Faculty, Post-Secondary

This Agenda was used at the 2020 Undergraduate Model EU simulation.  While agendas often focus on current issues, past agendas are a great resource for preparing for an upcoming simulation.

Intended Audience:
Students, Higher Education, Faculty, Post-Secondary

This unit introduces students to the European Union, from its formation and how it works to how EU values are reflected in art.  It is targeted to the educator's Humanities course for undergraduate students.  This lesson also includes a Google Virtual Tour, created by the educator with a 360 camera in Brussels, to allow students to more actively explore the EU.
 
Chelle Costello participated in the Brussels Study Tour 2019.  For more information about this program, visit https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/esc/outreach/educators/professional-development/brussels.

Intended Audience:
K-5

Children's book author and Nationality Rooms scholarship recipient Amy Alznauer provides K-5 math and humanities educators with creative ways to incorporate interdisciplinary learning into their classroom through the story of the renowned mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan, who is depicted in her children's book, The Boy Who Dreamed of Infinity.
 
A recording of the workshop can be viewed here: https://pitt.box.com/s/pt9deh1s22upb3q9ltt1tbgxs5qxel4h
 
 

Intended Audience:
Higher Education, Faculty

Developed by Dr. Jodi Carver at the Community College of Beaver County (CCBC), this module shows how to teach students in entrepreneurship courses about international business in Eastern European nations.
 
This module resulted from a series of joint workshops organized in 2014-2016 by CCBC in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Russian and East European Studies. This partnership for curriculum and campus internationalization was supported with a grant through the "Bridging Cultures with Community Colleges" program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Intended Audience:
6-8, 9-12

The video and accompanying powerpoint presentation from Michael-Ann Cerniglia's session of Global Issues Through Literature, on Sandy Tolan's The Lemon Tree (2006). Recorded February 2017.
Video of presentation
Link to power point