World Bee Day

World Bee Day: Honoring the Buzzing Powerhouse Workers of our Ecosystem World Bee Day, celebrated annually on May 20th, provides an opportunity for the special acknowledgment and education of the important part bees as a species play in building connections throughout our global ecosystem. Around the world, over 20,000 types of bees exist across six ... Read More»

Sally Ride – Breaking Gender Barriers

Sally Ride, the first American woman to travel to space, has often held a special place in women’s history. She is a trailblazer and role model for young girls, especially those interested in STEM. Sally Ride – Breaking Gender Barriers Born and raised in Los Angeles, she developed a passion for science and sports at ... Read More»

Women’s History Month

A History of Women’s History Month March marks Women’s History Month, an annual observance dedicated to celebrating and acknowledging the contributions, struggles, and achievements of women throughout history in the United States and abroad. The initial roots of the month can be traced back to the women’s rights movement of the 1960s and was initially ... Read More»

Bridging the Gap of Cultural Unfamiliarity

Last year, during our visit to Mary in Turkmenistan, my wife and I discovered an interesting opportunity at Mary’s American Corner, one of four American Spaces supported by the U.S. in the country. While exploring the ancient Silk Road site of Merv, we learned more about the American Corner there, which aims to promote mutual ... Read More»

Ghana Invites More Ghanaians to Study in America

US Embassy in Ghana Expands Outreach, Invites More Ghanaians to Study in America In the past academic year, U.S. colleges and universities saw a nearly 32 percent increase in Ghanaian students, making Ghana one of the top 25 countries in the world for sending students to the United States. To accommodate the growing interest, the ... Read More»

Celebrating Black History Month

Black History Month, also recognized as African American History Month, holds a significant place in the cultural fabric of the United States, observed every February. This annual commemoration is a dedicated time to celebrate and acknowledge the remarkable achievements, contributions, and overall history of African Americans, showcasing how their efforts have left an indelible mark ... Read More»

Farmcraft 2024

Farmcraft 2024 – Where Gaming Meets Global Impact  Title: Farmcraft 2024 Pre-Season – Your Gateway to Success  Welcome to the Farmcraft 2024 Pre-Season! We’re thrilled to introduce you to this essential phase of Farmcraft, where gaming, agriculture, and sustainability converge to create a unique learning experience.  What is the Pre-Season?  The Pre-Season is a critical ... Read More»

Information & Data Privacy

INFORMATION AND DATA PRIVACY RESOURCE TOOLKIT FOR AMERICAN SPACES This resource toolkit is designed for programming at American Spaces, aiming to define privacy, explain its importance, describe U.S. privacy frameworks, and analyze global approaches to privacy. DEFINITIONS Information and Data Privacy: The protection of personal information and the right of individuals to control how their ... Read More»

Food Security

FOOD SECURITY RESOURCE TOOLKIT FOR AMERICAN SPACES This resource toolkit is designed for programming at American Spaces to define food security, identify food insecurity causes, outline U.S. government initiatives, and explore strategies for individuals to improve global food security. U.S. Government Initiatives and Biotechnology Food Assistance | Feed the Future | U.S. Agency for International Development U.S. Government Global Food Security Strategy 2022-2026 Feed the Future | Improving Food Security & Nutrition Around the World Office of Food for Peace | U.S. Agency for International Development Biotechnology – United States Department of State Biotechnology FAQs | USDA FACT SHEET: The U.S. Government Invests in Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Innovation | Department of Energy In Focus – FAO Response to global food security challenges Learn about Food Security through e-Gaming Farmcraft is a free-to-play Department of ... Read More»

Social Media Playbook – December

This is a new periodic feature for the Office of American Spaces Newsletter.  We will be featuring upcoming speakers available for virtual programs about priority themes as a partnership with the Office of the U.S. Speaker Program.  For more information about the U.S. Speaker Program, and to submit a program request, please reach out to ... Read More»

Social Media Playbook – November

This is a new periodic feature for the Office of American Spaces Newsletter.  We will be featuring upcoming speakers available for virtual programs about priority themes as a partnership with the Office of the U.S. Speaker Program.  For more information about the U.S. Speaker Program, and to submit a program request, please reach out to ... Read More»

Democracy

DEMOCRACY RESOURCE TOOLKIT FOR AMERICAN SPACES This resource toolkit is designed for programming at American Spaces to define the values of democracy and explain the function, principles, and significance of America’s democratic system of government. DEFINITIONS Popular Sovereignty: the authority and legitimacy of a government come from the consent and will of the people it ... Read More»

US Speakers – December

This is a new periodic feature for the Office of American Spaces Newsletter.  We will be featuring upcoming speakers available for virtual programs about priority themes as a partnership with the Office of the U.S. Speaker Program.  For more information about the U.S. Speaker Program, and to submit a program request, please reach out to ... Read More»

US Speakers – October

This is a new periodic feature for the Office of American Spaces Newsletter.  We will be featuring upcoming speakers available for virtual programs about priority themes as a partnership with the Office of the U.S. Speaker Program.  For more information about the U.S. Speaker Program, and to submit a program request, please reach out to ... Read More»

Music Resources List

Lesson Plans and other resources to learn about different styles and historical contexts of music:  1) Homepage | NEH-Edsitement : Great lesson plans and media resources from the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Resources under the heading of “Music” include lesson plans on Jazz Ambassadors: A Model for Cultural Diplomacy , Learning the Blues , and The Freedom Riders and the Popular Music of the Civil Rights Movement .  2) Introduction to the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation – TeachRock : TeachRock.org was launched by Stevie Van Zandt with the ... Read More»

2024 Social Media Hashtags

ECA/A/M Overall:           #AmericanSpaces  #AmSpaces ECA/A/M Pillar 1:             #USInformation #UnitedStatesInfo ECA/A/M Pillar 2:            #Alumni Engagement #AlumniNetwork #AlumniCommunity #AlumniSuccess ECA/A/M Pillar 3:            #EducationalAdvising #USEducation #USAEducation #StudyInUSA #EducationExchange ECA/A/M Pillar 4:            #EnglishLanguage #LearnEnglish #AmericanEnglish #EnglishLearners #LanguageLearning ECA/A/M Pillar 5:            #USCulture #AmericanCulture #USAPride #CulturalHeritage ECA/A/M Pillar 6:            #SkillsBuilding #CareerSkills Hashtags by Priority/Themes   Security: #SecurityMatters #SafeAndSecure #ProtectAndServe ... Read More»

Phishing Attempts on Department Facebook Pages

Department social media accounts are common targets for hackers and other malicious actors. Department social media managers must remain vigilant and take steps to decrease the likelihood of unauthorized access to official accounts. Consider the following recent examples of phishing attempts directed at official Department Facebook pages: Meta will never communicate regarding page issues in ... Read More»

US Speakers – August

This is a new periodic feature for the Office of American Spaces Newsletter.  We will be featuring upcoming speakers available for virtual programs about priority themes as a partnership with the Office of the U.S. Speaker Program.  For more information about the U.S. Speaker Program, and to submit a program request, please reach out to ... Read More»

Faces of American Spaces – Abeer Abdel Maksoud

Faces of American Spaces – Abeer Abdel Maksoud  Abeer Abdel Maksoud  Newsletter copy  We sat down with Abeer Abdel Maksoud, associate information service specialist at the American Corner in Cairo, during a recent training visit to Vienna. We are excited to share what Abeer had to say during our Q&A (questions and answers) session with ... Read More»

STAR Method of Storytelling

STAR Method of Storytelling The acronym STAR stands for Situation, Task, Action, and Result. The STAR method is a widely used framework for answering behavioral interview questions. It formulates a story into a success story. Spaces should use this method in social media to show how your Space is making positive changes in your community. ... Read More»

Empowering Equality and Human Rights in Indonesia

Empowering Equality and Human Rights and Serving as a Secured Platform for Minorities in Indonesia  As part of June celebrations of Pride Month, @america hosted impactful events to advance equality and human rights in Indonesia. The first program, held on May 31, was a podcast-style discussion on healthcare equality tuned into by over 600 participants ... Read More»

Faces of American Spaces – Alfredo Giraldo

Faces of American Spaces – Alfredo Giraldo We sat down with Alfredo Giraldo, American Spaces program specialist in Peru, during a recent training visit to Vienna. We are excited to share what Alfredo had to say during our Q&A (questions and answers) session with him. Alfredo has been working at the U.S. Embassy in Lima ... Read More»

US Speakers – July

This is a new periodic feature for the Office of American Spaces Newsletter.  We will be featuring upcoming speakers available for virtual programs about priority themes as a partnership with the Office of the U.S. Speaker Program.  For more information about the U.S. Speaker Program, and to submit a program request, please reach out to ... Read More»

American Spaces Tradecraft Connection Inspires Cross-Border Collaboration

American Spaces Tradecraft Connection Inspires Cross-Border Collaboration In April, two participants in PY351, the American Spaces Tradecraft course in Vienna, Austria, met and conceived of a joint program at their respective spaces.  Adriana Alvarez from the ASICANA Binational Center in Santiago del Estero, Argentina and Mariia Ocheretiana from America House Kyiv, Ukraine shared ideas and ... Read More»

Meet Your American Spaces Coordinator

Learning for All  Meet your American Spaces coordinator: Altynai Arstanbekova, from the American Corner in Talas, Kyrgyzstan. We sat down with Altynai Arstanbekova, a coordinator at the American Corner in Talas, Kyrgyzstan, during her recent training visit to Vienna. Altynai has been a coordinator with American Spaces for four years – we’re excited to share ... Read More»

US Speakers – June

This is a new periodic feature for the Office of American Spaces Newsletter.  We will be featuring upcoming speakers available for virtual programs about priority themes as a partnership with the Office of the U.S. Speaker Program.  For more information about the U.S. Speaker Program, and to submit a program request, please reach out to ... Read More»

US Speakers – May

This is a new periodic feature for the Office of American Spaces Newsletter.  We will be featuring upcoming speakers available for virtual programs about priority themes as a partnership with the Office of the U.S. Speaker Program.  For more information about the U.S. Speaker Program, and to submit a program request, please reach out to ... Read More»

Socially Impactful Video Games – Southeast Asia

Revolutionizing Gaming: Positive Social Change for All through Gaming YSEALI Game Changers Recap Starting May 11, the U.S. Embassy and the American Spaces’ American Youth Corner of Kuala Lumpur hosted the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Game Changers Regional Workshop. The four-day event brought together 75 video-game designers from across Southeast Asia for a ... Read More»

Proposal Call – AFS

Worldwide Call for Proposals for the 2024-2025 American Film Showcase Program Cycle The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ (ECA) Cultural Programs Division has announced the call for proposals for the 2023-2024 program cycle of the American Film Showcase (AFS). AFS is a cultural exchange program that promotes U.S. foreign policy goals by providing access ... Read More»

Discussions on Grants

Conversations on Funding Opportunities The Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) in Congo regularly organizes information sessions for the public about grant opportunities from the U.S. government. On this occasion, they decided to expand these sessions to include contacts from Civil Society and the business sectors who were interested in applying for grant funding. In March, they ... Read More»

LGBTQI+ Pride Month

LGBTQI+ PRIDEMONTH RESOURCE TOOLKIT FOR AMERICAN SPACES This Resource Toolkit contains lesson plans, videos, photos, movies, articles, and documentaries to be used at American Spaces to highlight LGBTQI+ Pride Month and the history of the gay rights movement. LESSON PLANS PBS LearningMedia has a collection of resources for educators to use when discussing LGBTQI+ identity. The toolkit ... Read More»

American Revolution

THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION RESOURCE TOOLKIT FOR AMERICAN SPACES This Resource Toolkit is designed for programming at American Spaces to create a greater awareness of the American Revolution, its historical context, and its impact on democracy around the world. LESSON PLANS Public Broadcasting Service Liberty! American Revolution – This comprehensive video series (American Spaces will need to buy DVDs ) ... Read More»

World Refugee Day

WORLD REFUGEE DAY RESOURCE TOOLKIT FOR AMERICAN SPACES This Resource Toolkit is designed for programming at American Spaces to encourage discussions on humanitarian crises. Since 1980, the United States has admitted up to 3.1 million refugees. The United States is the world’s largest single donor of humanitarian assistance. In 2020, the United States provided more ... Read More»

National Caribbean American Heritage Month

NATIONAL CARIBBEAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH RESOURCE TOOLKIT FOR AMERICAN SPACES This Resource Toolkit is designed for programming at American Spaces to create a greater awareness of the Caribbean American communities and the cultural diversity they bring to the United States. RESOURCES U.S. Department of the Interior Infographics on Caribbean American Heritage Month Lesson plans for students from Florida International University. A compilation of maps, historic treaties, laws, and ... Read More»

Did My Student Use AI for the Assigned Report?

ChatGPT: There are several potential ways to tell if AI was used to create a report: Look for patterns: One of the most straightforward ways to determine if AI was used to create a report is to look for patterns in the report’s structure and content. AI-generated reports may have a similar structure, with similar ... Read More»

Juneteenth

JUNETEENTH RESOURCE TOOLKIT FOR AMERICAN SPACES This Resource Toolkit contains lesson plans, videos, exhibits, and articles to be used at American Spaces to recognize Juneteenth’s role in U.S. history. VIEWING AND READING “ Miss Juneteenth ” Kanopy Film: 2020, 99 minutesA single mom prepares her rebellious daughter for the “Miss Juneteenth” Beauty Pageant Juneteenth: A day to celebrate Black communities’ strength – ShareAmerica What was America’s Great Migration? – ShareAmerica The Historical Legacy of Juneteenth 2022 Juneteenth Public Programs – Smithsonian ... Read More»

Share America Posters

ShareAmerica News ShareAmerica_American-Spaces-Poster_Share-News_English_Web English High Res Low Res Web Res Spanish High Res Low Res Web Res ShareAmerica Culture ShareAmerica_American-Spaces-Poster_Share-Culture_English_Web English High Res Low Res Web Res Spanish High Res Low Res Web Res ShareAmerica Language ShareAmerica_American-Spaces-Poster_Share-Language_English_Web English High Res Low Res Web Res Spanish High Res Low Res Web Res ShareAmerica Meal ShareAmerica_American-Spaces-Poster_Share-a-Meal_Web English High Res Low Res Web Res Spanish High Res Low Res Web Res ShareAmerica History ShareAmerica_American-Spaces-Poster_Share-History_English_Web English High Res Low Res Web Res Spanish High Res Low Res Web Res ShareAmerica Food ShareAmerica_American-Spaces-Poster_Share-Food_English_Web English High Res Low Res Web Res Spanish High Res Low Res ... Read More»

World Wildlife Toolkit

WORLD WILDLIFE DAY TOOLKIT RECOVERING KEY SPECIES FOR ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION RESOURCE TOOLKIT FOR AMERICAN SPACES This Resource Toolkit is designed for programming at American Spaces to create a greater awareness of the importance of conservation and the dangers that threaten animals around the world. RESOURCES World Wildlife Day Learn about how to get involved , find sponsored events in ... Read More»

Preserve Earth – Protect Marine Species Graphics

Preserve the Earth – Protect Marine Species – Posters Preserve-the-Earth-2018_Protect-Marine-Species-from-Ocean-Debris_Poster_English_Web This beautiful original poster, illustrated by artist Cathie Bleck, depicts marine wildlife put at risk by plastic debris in our oceans: dolphins, whales, birds, seals, crabs and tiny plankton among them. Produced each year in honor of Earth Day, the poster features an illustration on the ... Read More»

5G Technology

FIFTH GENERATION (5G) WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY RESOURCE TOOLKIT FOR AMERICAN SPACES This Activity Guide is designed for programming at American Spaces to create a greater awareness of issues that surround 5G technologies. THE ACTIVITY AudienceSelect an audience with strong English language skills and interested in technology and foreign policy. BehaviorThe goal of the activity is to ... Read More»

Artificial Intelligence

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE RESOURCE TOOLKIT FOR AMERICAN SPACES This Resource Toolkit is designed for programming at American Spaces to raise awareness of artificial intelligence and its potential for the future. WHAT IS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI)? Artificial intelligence is defined as the ability of machines to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence. It is typically understood ... Read More»

Global Health

GLOBAL HEALTH RESOURCE TOOLKIT FOR AMERICAN SPACES This Resource Toolkit is designed for programming at American Spaces to create a greater awareness of global health-related issues and of U.S. leadership to create a healthier world. SMITHSONIAN OUTBREAK DIY EXHIBIT AT AMERICAN SPACES The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History has created a do-it-yourself (DIY) exhibit called ... Read More»

Immersive Media: Virtual and Augmented Reality

IMMERSIVE MEDIA: VIRTUAL AND AUGMENTED REALITY RESOURCE TOOLKIT FOR AMERICAN SPACES This Resource Toolkit is designed for programming at American Spaces for the promotion of American culture and values through the use of immersive media. BEST PRACTICES The right partner is essential. Most American Spaces staff are not AR/VR experts. Local partners can provide advice ... Read More»

First Amendment Rights: Freedom of Speech and the Press

FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS: FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND THE PRESS RESOURCE TOOLKIT FOR AMERICAN SPACES This Resource Toolkit is designed for programming at American Spaces to create a greater awareness of the rights outlined in the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights, specifically freedom of speech and of the press. SPEECH AND PRESS IN AMERICA: ... Read More»

Artificial Intelligence in Education

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN EDUCATION RESOURCE TOOLKIT FOR AMERICAN SPACES This Resource Toolkit is designed for programming at American Spaces to raise awareness of artificial intelligence and its use in education. INTRODUCTION TO AI Artificial intelligence (AI) is a technology that uses algorithms and machine learning to perform tasks that typically require human intelligence. AI has ... Read More»

English Learning

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Historically Black Colleges and Universities

HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES RESOURCE TOOLKIT FOR AMERICAN SPACES This Resource Toolkit contains information to be used at American Spaces to provide information on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), which play an important role in the U.S. higher education system. DEFINITIONS STEM: Science, technology, engineering and mathematics Social mobility: The ability to move up ... Read More»

Intellectual Property Day

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RESOURCE TOOLKIT FOR AMERICAN SPACES This Resource Toolkit is designed for programming at American Spaces to create a greater awareness of issues surrounding intellectual property rights. HOW CAN AMERICAN SPACES SUPPORT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (IP) RIGHTS? First and foremost, American Spaces should model respect for IP. Here’s how: Ensure that all images used at ... Read More»

American Southwest

THE SOUTHWEST UNITED STATES AN AMERICANA SERIES TOOLKIT FOR AMERICAN SPACES This Americana Series Toolkit is designed for programming at American Spaces. The information here is designed to broaden knowledge of specific regions of the United States and their local cultures and customs. Photo credit: Brad Scott CURRENT ISSUES Two key issues in the Southwest ... Read More»

Alaska: The Last Frontier

ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER RESOURCE TOOLKIT FOR AMERICAN SPACES This Americana Toolkit is designed for programming at American Spaces to further understanding of the United States. HISTORIC EVENTS 1728 – Danish explorer Vitus Bering discovers the Bering Strait.1776 – British explorer Captain James Cook makes contact with Alaskan natives.1784 – The Russians establish a permanent ... Read More»

Notes for Notes Music Education

NOTES FOR NOTES: MUSIC EDUCATION FOR POSITIVE EMOTIONAL AND CREATIVE GROWTH DISCUSSION GUIDE FOR AMERICAN SPACES This discussion guide is designed for programming at American Spaces. American Spaces should work with their Public Affairs Section to ensure that this topic and video are appropriate for American Spaces audiences. VIDEO INFORMATION N4N x HTF – featuring ... Read More»

Educating Through Comics

EDUCATING THROUGH COMICS RESOURCE TOOLKIT FOR AMERICAN SPACES This Resource Toolkit is designed for programming at American Spaces to increase participants’ awareness of comic books as educational tools and to understand the history and current expressions of this genre of American popular culture. COMICS REFLECT SOCIETY Comic books can take the reader on compelling journeys ... Read More»

Empowering Women Leaders

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Women’s Entrepreneurship Webinar

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Women’s Empowerment: Monetizing Your Brand

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I am a Girl

I AM A GIRL MOVIEKIT FOR AMERICAN SPACES This Moviekit is designed for programming at American Spaces. American Spaces should work with their Public Affairs Sections to ensure that this movie is appropriate for American Spaces audiences. Warning: This movie contains mature themes. FILM INFORMATION Year Release: 2013 Rating: NR Duration: 88 minEnglish Level: Intermediate ... Read More»

Kamenge English Club with American diplomat

AC Kamenge English Club with American diplomat On February 24, 2023, Lori Du Trieuille – USAID Burundi – visited and spoke at the American Corner Kamenge on the topic of “The Harlem Renaissance 1919-1939.”  Lori showed different African Americans who participated in the African American movement in Harlem. During the Great Migration (1910-1930), nearly 750,000 ... Read More»

Zoom Booth Unveiled! Madagascar Opens New American Corner

Zoom Booth Unveiled! Madagascar Opens New American Corner Ambassador Pierangelo delivers remarks at Antananarivo opening ceremony. The American Corner Antananarivo ribbon cutting ceremony featuring the ambassador and the university president.  To broaden public engagement in the capital, Mission Madagascar opened a new American Corner at the University of Antananarivo (AC Tana) on February 10.  Ambassador ... Read More»

American Spaces Ghana Celebrate Women’s History month with Film Festival

American Spaces Ghana Celebrate Women’s History Month with Film Festival American Spaces Ghana, Goethe-Institut Ghana, and Alliance Française Accra jointly organized the Women in Motion Film Festival March 8-17, 2023 to mark International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month.  The festival brought eight nights of films and panel discussions about women and their role in society and politics to venues ... Read More»

Presidents Day

PRESIDENTS’ DAY RESOURCE TOOLKIT FOR AMERICAN SPACES This Resource Toolkit is designed for programming at American Spaces to create a greater awareness of the role and history of the U.S. presidency.  Lansdowne portrait of George Washington Painting by Gilbert Stuart LESSON PLANS Public Broadcasting Service This site contains 60-second videos of all past U.S. presidents, lesson plans on ... Read More»

US Speakers

This is a new periodic feature for the Office of American Spaces Newsletter.  We will be featuring upcoming speakers available for virtual programs about priority themes as a partnership with the Office of the U.S. Speaker Program.  For more information about the U.S. Speaker Program, and to submit a program request, please reach out to ... Read More»

TED Talk – STEM and Diversity

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Holocaust Remembrance

HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE RESOURCE TOOLKIT FOR AMERICAN SPACES This Resource Toolkit is designed for programming at American Spaces to create a greater awareness of the Holocaust and anti-Semitism. RESOURCES Department of State – Office of the Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues (SEHI) – Develops and implements U.S. policy to return Holocaust-era assets to their rightful owners, secure compensation for Nazi-era wrongs, and ensure that ... Read More»

First Amendment Rights: Freedom of Religion

FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS RELIGIOUS FREEDOM RESOURCE TOOLKIT FOR AMERICAN SPACES This Resource Toolkit is designed for programming at American Spaces to create a greater awareness of the rights outlined in the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights, specifically freedom of religion. This is the second in a series of three First Amendment Toolkits. LESSON ... Read More»

Not My Life

NOT MY LIFE MOVIEKIT FOR AMERICAN SPACES This Moviekit is designed for programming at American Spaces. American Spaces should work with their Public Affairs Section to ensure that this movie is appropriate for American Space audiences. Warning: This movie contains mature themes. FILM INFORMATION Year Release: 2011 Rating: PG-13 Duration: 65 minEnglish Level: IntermediateDirector: Robert ... Read More»

Human Trafficking Awareness

HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS TOOLKIT RESOURCE TOOLKIT FOR AMERICAN SPACES This Resource Toolkit is designed for programming at American Spaces to create a greater awareness of human trafficking and modern slavery and how the United States works to prevent it. NOTE: Some of this content may not be suitable for all audiences and should be reviewed ... Read More»

Education USA Financing Your U.S. Studies

FINANCING YOUR U.S. STUDIES DISCUSSION GUIDE FOR A WEBINAR FROM THE OFFICE OF THE U.S. SPEAKER PROGRAM This Discussion Guide is designed for virtual programming for American Spaces to give interested international students insight about financing university studies in the United States. ACCESS TO VIDEO Link: Financing U.S. Studies Duration: 62 minutesRecorded: March 10, 2020 TIPS ON VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING Once downloaded, you ... Read More»

Higher Education in the U.S. – Teacher Guide

HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE U.S. TEACHER GUIDE RESOURCE TOOLKIT FOR AMERICAN SPACES Note: This toolkit is designed to be used by American Space coordinators or volunteers to teach high-school aged students about U.S. educational opportunities and to connect students with EducationUSA advising centers or its Facebook page. RESOURCES EducationUSA A U.S. Department of State network of over 430 ... Read More»

Our Ocean

OUR OCEAN RESOURCE TOOLKIT FOR AMERICAN SPACES This Resource Toolkit is designed for programming at American Spaces to create a greater awareness of the issues and solutions in environmental sustainability. OUR OCEAN CONFERENCES In the United States, the Department of State supports the Our Ocean Conferences , which have catalyzed unprecedented action by the global community to fight marine pollution, climate ... Read More»

National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month

NATIONAL AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE HERITAGE MONTH RESOURCE TOOLKIT FOR AMERICAN SPACES National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month is celebrated every November to recognize the diverse cultures and to educate the public about the heritage, history, art, and traditions of the American Indian and Alaska Native people. LESSON PLANS Teacher Resources from U.S. government and partner institutions Educator resources from ... Read More»

Cybersecurity Month

CYBERSECURITY MONTH RESOURCE TOOLKIT FOR AMERICAN SPACES This Resource Toolkit is designed for programming at American Spaces to increase participants’ awareness of the importance of cybersecurity. RESOURCES National Cyber Security Alliance This site has great tips on how to stay safe online. It also has weekly themes and social media content that you can use and ways your Space can be involved. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency This agency has information ... Read More»

Space Exploration

SPACE EXPLORATION RESOURCE TOOLKIT FOR AMERICAN SPACES This Toolkit is designed for programming at American Spaces to promote discussions on Space Exploration and humanity’s quest to learn more about the universe. “That’s one small step [a] for man – one giant leap for mankind.”Astronaut Neil Armstrong, on becoming the first human to step on the ... Read More»

Disability Awareness

DISABILITY AWARENESS RESOURCE TOOLKIT FOR AMERICAN SPACES This Resource Toolkit is designed for programming at American Spaces to create a greater awareness of issues that persons with disabilities face and how the United States works to ensure they have equal rights. RESOURCES Program Kits Here are some great lesson plans and fun activities to raise ... Read More»

Ted Talk: Fight for Disability Rights

TED TALK: FIGHT FOR DISABILITY RIGHTS DISCUSSION GUIDE FOR AMERICAN SPACES This discussion guide is designed for programming at American Spaces. American Spaces should work with their Public Affairs Section to ensure that this topic and video are appropriate for American Spaces audiences. VIDEO INFORMATION Video Title: Our fight for disability rights – and why ... Read More»

Webinar: U.S. National Parks

WEBINAR: U.S. NATIONAL PARKS DISCUSSION GUIDE FOR A WEBINAR FROM THE OFFICE OF THE U.S. SPEAKER PROGRAM This Discussion Guide is designed for virtual programming at American Spaces to create a greater awareness of U.S. National Parks and how they operate. ACCESS TO VIDEO Links: Vimeo Videos Part 1 , Part 2 , Part 3 , and Part 4 Duration: 40 minutes for ... Read More»

National Hispanic Heritage Month

NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH RESOURCE TOOLKIT FOR AMERICAN SPACES This Resource Toolkit contains lesson plans, videos, photos, exhibits, articles, and PowerPoint slides to be used at American Spaces to recognize the achievements by the Hispanic community in the United States   and their role in U.S. history. LESSON PLANS The National Education Association offers lesson plans for children of various ... Read More»

4th of July

U.S. INDEPENDENCE DAY RESOURCE TOOLKIT FOR AMERICAN SPACES This Resource Toolkit is designed for American Spaces to create programs and use social media to focus on Fourth of July celebrations. HIGHLIGHTED RESOURCES July 4th eLibraryUSA Scavenger Hunt Smithsonian Digital Collections The Library of Congress collections of downloadable images and music.Fourth of July Images State Department’s Flickr pages on July 4th and U.S. flags JULY 4TH, A CELEBRATION Each year, the United States celebrates ... Read More»

US Constitution

THE U.S. CONSTITUTION RESOURCE TOOLKIT FOR AMERICAN SPACES This Resource Toolkit is designed for programming at American Spaces to create a greater awareness of the U.S. Constitution, how it was formed, and its impact on America and throughout the world. IMPORTANT TERMS The Constitution – the fundamental framework of America’s federal system of government. It ... Read More»

Climate Change

CLIMATE CHANGE RESOURCE TOOLKIT FOR AMERICAN SPACES This Resource Toolkit is designed for programming at American Spaces to create a greater awareness of the issues surrounding climate change and what can be done to address these challenges. LESSON PLANS & COURSES NASA: Climate Change for Educators and Students These resources include videos, games, lesson plans, and activities to encourage students to consider ... Read More»

Earth Day – Environmental Sustainability

EARTH DAY: ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY SUPPORTING ECONOMIC, ENVIRONMENTAL, AND SOCIAL HEALTH AND VITALITY RESOURCE TOOLKIT FOR AMERICAN SPACES This Resource Toolkit is designed for programming at American Spaces to create a greater awareness of the issues and solutions in environmental sustainability. HOST A FILM SCREENING Film screenings provide opportunities for rich storytelling and engaging follow-up discussion ... Read More»

Air Quality Awareness Week

AIR QUALITY AWARENESS WEEK RESOURCE TOOLKIT FOR AMERICAN SPACES This Resource Toolkit is designed for programming at American Spaces to create a greater awareness of the importance of air quality on human health and resources to monitor air quality. LESSON PLANS Toolkit for Teachers Compiled by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), this 87-page PDF consists of a variety ... Read More»

First Amendment Rights: Assembly and Petition

FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS: PEACEFUL ASSEMBLY AND PETITION RESOURCE TOOLKIT FOR AMERICAN SPACES This Resource Toolkit is designed for programming at American Spaces to create a greater awareness of the rights outlined in the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights, specifically the right to assemble peacefully and to petition the government. PROTESTS IN AMERICA Peaceful ... Read More»

Graphics for Cybersecurity Posts

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