Projectexplorer.org is an incredible resource to help connect students with the world and understand other cultures and global issues. It’s great for Social Studies. It opens the eyes of students to not just the culture and practices of different countries but also to issues that these countries face.
What I like about this website is that the videos are all short and so easy to understand. If you register you will gain access to lessons plans. These lesson plans shows you how to tie in the videos with your lessons. One of the video I looked at was the Orang Utan from Singapore and the lesson they tied in to this video was on understanding endangered animals and what we can do to help them.
It’s an awesome resource that you should check out.