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 …

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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 WHAT IS FOOD SECURITY? Food security refers to the condition in …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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: …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Space Diplomacy Week – 2023

SPACE DIPLOMACY WEEK 2023 Toolkits for “Space Diplomacy Week” Social Media and Events Theme: Space Unites Us What: Space Diplomacy Week, started by the U.S. Department of State in 2022, celebrates diplomatic efforts that bring nations together to advance our shared space objectives. Date: April 30 – May 6, 2023. Posts will share messaging daily …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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“Beyond the Moon” Photo Exhibition

The “Beyond the Moon” photo exhibition may be used as part of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Program that landed a dozen Americans on the moon between July 1969 and December 1972. Many thanks to the Public Affairs Section in Kuala Lumpur and their partner EngageMedia for sharing this fantastic photo …

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