Introducing your Children to Asia

Illustrated Map of Indonesia for Children

Illustrated Map of Indonesia for Children

I just discovered this gem of an educational resource for students to explore Asia, Asian culture and issues that impact US relations with Asia.

It covers some 30 countries that comprise Asia and feature materials from early civilizations to more current events. There are games, essays, lesson plans, glossaries and timelines that work great for elementary, middle and high school students. While primarily aimed at students and teachers in more traditional school settings, the ideas for lesson plans and directory also make it a great resource for homeschoolers looking to give their children context on issues related to globalization.

Some teaching and learning materials are short like worksheets and document-based questions and may be easily incorporated into your day to day homeschool curriculum. Others are longer and more suitable for project-based learning.

Some teaching and learning materials are short like worksheets and document-based questions and may be easily incorporated into your day to day homeschool curriculum. Others are longer and more suitable for project-based learning.

Highlights

For Younger Kids

For Older Kids

  • Asia Image Library – looking for pictures related to Asia, try this library of over 630 entries for art images, diagrams and photos.
  • Maps of Asia – from images of political maps of Asia to interactive ones, there are some great resources for middle and high school students.
  • Asia Essays – from music to marriage traditions to mandalas, the essays may be very helpful references for social studies assignments and for coming up with ideas for future projects too.

The AskAsia.org website is managed by the Asian Society, an international non-profit, non partisan organization founded by John D. Rockefeller in 1956.



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