Links for Educators
China and the Asia-Pacific
About Japan: A Teacher's Resource from Japan Society | Teaching resources (free access)
"About Japan: A Teacher’s Resource provides a variety of resources about Japan to educators for use in the K-12 classroom. Resources are organized around the themes of culture, environment, globalization, history, Japanese language, and social issues and consist of lesson plans, articles by leading scholars and primary source images and video. Through these classroom ready resources, educators are able to expand and deepen their teaching on Japan."
Asia for Educators | Teaching resources (free access)
"Asia for Educators (AFE) is designed to serve faculty and students in world history, culture, geography, art, and literature at the undergraduate and pre-college levels."
Asia Society Center for Global Education | Teaching resources and professional development opportunities
"The Center for Global Education at Asia Society brings together leaders and institutions from Asia, the US, and around the world to tackle one of the most critical education challenges today: how to educate all students for employability and citizenship in a global era."
Education about Asia | Journal for educators (free access)
"A unique and innovative journal—a practical teaching resource for secondary school, college, and university instructors, as well as an invaluable source of information for students, scholars, libraries, and anyone with an interest in Asia."
The Expanding East Asian Studies (ExEAS) | Teaching resources (free access)
"Seeks to create innovative courses and teaching materials that incorporate the study of East Asia in broad thematic, transnational, and interdisciplinary contexts." By the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University.
MIT Visualizing Cultures | Online education / research (free access)
"Visualizing Cultures was launched at MIT in 2002 to explore the potential of the Web for developing innovative image-driven scholarship and learning. The VC mission is to use new technology and hitherto inaccessible visual materials to reconstruct the past as people of the time visualized the world (or imagined it to be). Topical units to date focus on Japan in the modern world and early-modern China. The thrust of these explorations extends beyond Asia per se, however, to address 'culture' in much broader ways—cultures of modernization, war and peace, consumerism, images of 'Self' and 'Others,' and so on."
The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) | Curriculum resources and professional development
"A multi-year initiative to encourage and facilitate teaching and learning about East Asia in elementary and secondary schools nationwide."
The National Palace Museum Open Data | Digitized art and teaching resources (free access)
"The National Palace Museum established the National Palace Museum Open Data in 2015 to make its images and research materials free to download for educational purposes. Nominal and numerical data datasets are also available for use." In July 2017, the National Palace Museum announced it had digitized 70,000 pieces of artwork for free public access.
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History | Curriculum and professional development
"A nonprofit organization devoted to the improvement of history education. The Institute has developed an array of programs for schools, teachers, and students that now operate in all fifty states, including a website that features more than 60,000 unique historical documents in the Gilder Lehrman Collection. Each year the Institute offers support and resources to tens of thousands of teachers, and through them enhances the education of more than a million students."
Reading, Writing, and Researching for History by Patrick Rael, Professor of History, Bowdoin College
A thorough guide to key historical reading, thinking, and researching with an eye toward writing.
Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media: Teaching + Learning | Resources for history education (free access)
"Improving teaching and learning about the past through innovative digital resources, tools, and strategies. . . . We use digital media and computer technology to democratize history: to incorporate multiple voices, reach diverse audiences, and encourage popular participation in presenting and preserving the past."
Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) | Curriculum and other teaching tools (free access)
"SHEG sponsors an ongoing research group for students across the university interested in issues of how history is taught and learned. We also host visiting scholars whose work addresses issues of historical understanding and history education."