K-12 Teacher Resources
K-12 resources for the classroom and professional development
West European Studies is dedicated to helping teachers and students discover Western Europe and the European Union. WEST offers a variety of professional development opportunities and classroom resources for educators.
What we can do for YOU:
With funding through WEST curriculum development grants, lesson plans designed by and for teachers for grades 6-12 are available in a variety of disciplines.
WEST regularly offers workshops for secondary school teachers in two primary areas: current Western European issues and the study of West European languages. Interactive workshops inform educators of available classroom resources and new ideas for teaching West European languages, culture, and society.
WEST offers multiple ways for IU faculty, staff, and students to speak to your class. West European experts can provide presentations on a topic of your choice to your classroom in person (generally within 30 miles of Bloomington). For schools farther away, we offer distance learning programs using interactive video technology to connect K-12 classrooms with IU specialists. If you have a specific topic in mind, please contact International Studies in Schools with a request, or visit our list of prepared presentations. Please contact WEST to discuss any of these program options.
The WEST office houses over 800 feature films and documentaries, as well as book titles and periodicals, all covering West European topics. All West European languages are represented. Country publications on Belgium, Cyprus, Grance, Spain, Germany, Greece, Sweden, and Norway are also available. We lend materials to teachers and may be able to acquire additional resources at your request. Browse our online list of library film holdings.