This Web site is one of the best global resources for elementary teachers teaching Asian languages and cultures. The collection includes books, language textbooks, videos & DVD, audio CD, software, crafts, dolls, games, posters, crafts, t-shirts and resource materials for parents and teachers. The countries and cultures covered are: China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, the Philippines, Laos, Cambodia, Taiwan, Thailand, Hmong, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, the Middle East, Bali, Indonesia, Nepal, Burma/Myanmar, and Tibet.
Kids Web Japan is a great Web site for introducing schoolchildren of all ages to Japan. It is filled with lots of supplementary information for school lessons on Japan. This Web site is sponsored by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and operated by a Japanese nongovernmental organization.
This is the Web site for the Association of Asian Studies teaching journal Education About Asia. It is intended primarily for middle, high school, and undergraduate instructors. The Web site pedagogical resources are expanding. Some instructional materials are available, and more are being added every day, including links to recent Web Gleanings columns and one article from every issue that is available free.
The New York-based Asia Society is a private organization devoted to helping Americans learn more about Asia. The Asia Society sponsors a teacher and student Web site with lessons, background essays, maps and visual images.
This Web site is such a comprehensive and high quality pedagogical site that it deserves special treatment. The site, designed for high school and undergraduate classes and one that is regularly updated, includes the three major cultures of East Asia and there are applicable lessons on every topic in this component. Often content on the AFE site can be used at the middle school level as well. Examples of what is contained in the site include a web course on East Asia, video material, art, links, and an enormous amount of lessons, most of which are based upon primary source excerpts and documents, on China and Japan.
Art history is an excellent medium for teaching about Asia, and the Freer and Sackler Galleries of Asia Art Web site has downloadable teaching guides and other resources,including a link to online databases and East Asian library Web sites in North America.
Visualizing Cultures is a superb visual literacy site in the world on Japan and Asia for university and high school instructors.
My favorite new site for world history and geography teachers is http://www.pptpalooza.net/. This site contains great stuff. Be sure and click power point palooza and marvel at the hundreds of great power points including some excellent ones on Asia that you can access for free.
Their education section has good lesson plans on teaching about all aspects of Korea.
This versatile curriculum guide has activities and readings that can apply to upper elementary, middle school, high school, and university classrooms.
The museum brings sponsors Journeys: The Silk Road with teacher resources and other downloadable materials.