Women’s History Month Toolkit Special Edition: 100th Anniversary of U.S. Women’s Right to Vote

August 18, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution giving women the right to vote. This Resource Toolkit (PDF 799) for Women’s History Month for March 2020 contains lesson plans, discussion guides, posters, and movies about this important step towards women equality in the United States, as well as about ... Read More»

African-American History Month Toolkit Available

Each February, the United States celebrates African-American History Month, also known as Black History Month. This annual celebration recognizes the achievements by African Americans and their central role in U.S. history. This Resource Toolkit (PDF 662KB) contains lesson plans, videos, photos, exhibits, articles, and PowerPoint slides to be used at American Spaces to recognize the achievements by African Americans and ... Read More»

Voice of America Resources Available to American Spaces

The United States Agency for Global Media (USAGM), formerly known as the Broadcasting Board of Governors, is an independent agency of the U.S. government that runs news agencies around the world through five networks: Voice of America, Cuba Broadcasting, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio Free Asia, and Middle East Broadcasting Networks.  These news agencies provide ... Read More»

Outbreak DIY Exhibit

The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History has created a do-it-yourself (DIY) exhibit on how diseases travel and how people around the world track down and respond to outbreaks. This colorful and interactive DIY exhibit contains 16 pre-designed panels with two customizable templates, along with A/V and a resource guide. The exhibit shares important information about ... Read More»

Religious Freedom Toolkit

Religious freedom is one of America’s most cherished rights.  It is enshrined in the U.S. Constitution under the First Amendment.  In 1998, Congress passed the International Freedom Act to ensure that the U.S. government promotes this fundamental right.  Our Religious Freedom Toolkit is designed to help you create programs at your American Space to generate a greater awareness ... Read More»

22.33 Podcast Discussion Guide – 1.8 “Call Me Teacher”

The State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) has put out a new podcast called 22.33 on ECA supported exchanges.  We have created a discussion guide around one of these podcast from season 1 episode 8 “Call Me Teacher.”  This podcast describes Will Langford’s experience as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Kenya and the various stereotypes he encountered as an ... Read More»

Movie Kit for “Green Book” Now Available

This  Programming Toolkit explores themes in the Academy Award-winning film Green Book. The movie follows African American pianist Dr. Don Shirley and his white driver and bodyguard Tony “The Lip” Vallelonga as they tour through the highly segregated Southern United States, where many businesses refuse to serve African Americans. To avoid such issues, the two rely on The ... Read More»

Welcome to Our New Website!

Welcome to our new website! We hope you will like the new look and will find navigating the site easier. The new website has five sections representing the areas that will assist you in managing your American Space. The sections are broken down further into sub-categories to assist you in finding specific information. The sections ... Read More»

New Program Package: Dream It. Design It. Do It.

This  Smithsonian Institution-developed program (PDF 2 MB)  for American Spaces encourages participants to think about and engage with themes and stories of U.S. innovation and entrepreneurship through highlights of well-known American entrepreneurs and their innovative ideas. The program includes a hands-on innovation activity that allows participants to work through the process of invention to better understand how innovation and entrepreneurship can ... Read More»

New Media Literacy Curriculum!

With the goal of assisting young readers in becoming savvy consumers and disseminators of fact-based news, the office of the Regional Public Engagement Specialist in the American Center in New Delhi developed  Digital Citizenship 101 (DC101) (PDF 910 kb) , a series of media literacy workshops. Based on educational content available through the highly acclaimed  Newseum  in Washington, DC., the workshop series opens with ... Read More»

Business and Human Rights: Doing Well and Doing Good, March 20

Tuesday, March 20 at 8:00 a.m. EDT (12:00 UTC) This is an interactive webchat discussing how companies can incorporate human rights best practices into their policies, and how doing so positively affects their bottom line and reputation. The program will be in English. The event page is  www.facebook.com/StateDRL. Participants will learn from a panel of experts how ... Read More»

EducationUSA Facebook Live Event on Student Athlete Recruitment, March 14

Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 11:00 EDT / 15:00 UTC Event page:  https://www.facebook.com/EducationUSA This program is a part of the EducationUSA Interactive webchat series, helping international students understand EducationUSA’s 5 Steps to U.S. Study. The program will be in English. American Spaces are encouraged to organize  watch parties  to view and submit questions during the live program. Many international students play ... Read More»

Athletes Without Limits Webinar 6 a.m., March 6

In honor of the 2018 Winter Paralympics and International Women’s Day, join this Facebook Live webchat with former Paralympians and civil rights advocates to talk about the importance of diversity and inclusion in sports. How are these change-makers transforming their environments by fighting for disability rights, women’s rights and inclusion? How are they working with ... Read More»

Posters, Posters, Posters! You’ve Asked for Them. We Have Them! Do You Want More?

The Office of American Spaces is collaborating with the Publications office to bring BRAND NEW, custom-made, one-of-a-kind downloadable posters  to American Spaces — many in multiple languages. Topics include World Press Freedom Day, Earth Day, women’s history month, black history month and more. How does your American Space use posters? To complement program offerings? Create an inviting environment? Cultivate an American spirit? ... Read More»

Connect Local Students to a Virtual U.S. College Fair February 14

EducationUSA and College Week Live are hosting an International Students Day, featuring a virtual college fair for international students, 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST on February 14. An extensive set of  marketing and program materials  includes banners in multiple sizes, a digital campaign toolkit, a program guide and a promotional flyer. American Spaces also can add the  Facebook event  to their events ... Read More»
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