Take a Trip to the United Kingdom & Italy with the First Lady

From June 15-21, 2015, PBS will accompany First Lady Michelle Obama on her trip to the United Kingdom (UK) and Italy as she promotes her Let Girls Learn international education initiative empowering young women around the world, and other important initiatives. We are excited to offer an exciting suite of resources about the United Kingdom and Italy; girls education issues; and global learning & diplomacy. We’ll also provide an insider look at each day of this exciting trip. 

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Discover Japan & Cambodia with the First Lady

Mrs. Obama promoted the Let Girls Learn Initiative during a trip to Japan and Cambodia in March 2015. PBS LearningMedia traveled with the First Lady and press to provide a first-hand perspective. Use the resources below to discover educational resources about Japan and Cambodia, girls' education issues, and to get a glimpse into the day to day happenings of the trip. 

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Announcing the 'Let Girls Learn' Initiative


President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama announced the Let Girls Learn Initiative to help young girls attend and stay in school. 62 million girls around the world—half of whom are adolescent—are not in school. PBS LearningMedia has created a set of Girls' Education resources to help students understand the importance of education for girls worldwide, root causes of girls' limited access to education, and examples of innovative solutions to this important problem. Resources include videos, background essays, and lesson plans introducing the topic of girls' education and providing avenues for more in-depth exploration. Check them out now: 

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Explore China with the First Lady


From March 20-26, 2014, PBS LearningMedia reported LIVE while accompanying the First Lady on her journey through China. Learn more about the history and culture of this dynamic country by exploring our blog, and tap into the resources in this collection to find out how international trips help to foster diplomacy around the world. Check out: