Teaching and Curriculum Resources

Through their overseas learning experiences, participants in CAORC’s Faculty Development Seminars have developed a wide range of courses, modules, assignments, and teaching materials to support U.S. educators in teaching students about various parts of the world. Look through the regions below to find learning materials that might be appropriate for your classroom. New content is being added all the time, so check back regularly.


For questions or comments, please email info@caorc.org with the subject line “FDS Teaching Resources.” CAORC’s faculty development seminars are generously supported by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. 


India, Pakistan & South Asia

Courses and Syllabi

"Politics of the Developing Areas – South Asia," Brian Turnbull, 2019 India FDS participant

Lesson Plans & Activities

"Exploring Local Physical Geography through Urban Trees," Scott Walker, 2019 India FDS participant

"Improving Water Access in Rural India," Laurel Panser, 2020 India FDS participant

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Senegal & West Africa

Lesson Plans & Activities

"Building Ancient Senegalese Instruments," Monica Ambalal, 2019 FDS participant

"Gender Equality and Labor Markets," Hoa Nguyen, 2020 FDS participant

"A Lecture on Ambiguous Adventure (1961) written by Cheikh Hamadou Kane," Matthew Palombo, 2020 FDS participant

(view the recorded lecture here)


Jordan & the Middle East

Coming Soon!

Educational Resources from CAORC's Member Centers


Several of CAORC’s member centers have developed curricular materials and course modules that are specifically designed to support college faculty in teaching about certain countries, world regions, and global social, cultural, and political issues. Click on the links below to access these educational resources.

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Teaching about Sri Lanka

American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies



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Curricular Materials for the Caucasus

American Research Institute of the South Caucasus



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Diversity and Tolerance in the Islam of West Africa

West African Research Association