ABC-CLIO focuses on history and social studies resources for the scholar,
student, teacher, and librarian in universities and secondary schools.
Forum for Global Education
The American Forum is a non-profit organization promoting the education
of American youth for responsible citizenship. The website features a
searchable database of teaching materials, as well as information on a
number of travel and study programs to Asia and elsewhere in the world.
A resource site for teachers developed by Columbia University's East Asian
Curriculum Project (EACP), a national initiative devoted to supporting
education on Asia at the secondary and elementary levels. Focusing primarily
on China and Japan, the site features teaching units, lesson plans, primary-source
readings, resource lists, bibliographies, and more.
Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus Course Readers
scholars have chosen exemplary articles from the journal for thematic
course readers. A general introduction illustrates the themes in each
reader, and introductions for individual essays create dialogue among
the included articles. These readers are intended as a useful and
substantial teaching resource for college professors, undergraduates,
and high school teachers. They are available in an electronic format
without charge at the Asia-Pacific Journal website.
• Asia Society - Education
The Asia Society's online clearinghouse for K-12 Asian and Asian American
Educational Media Service (AEMS), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Offering a searchable database of audio-visual resources on China, Japan,
Korea, and Southeast Asia, as well as a catalog of selected resources
for K-12 education, reviews of new and significant resources, and links
to related Web sites.
A consortium of more than 150 North American colleges working to strengthen
the role of Asian Studies within the framework of liberal arts education.
Studies Development Program (ASDP), University of Hawai'i
The ASDP is a joint program of the University of Hawai‘i and the
East-West Center. It was initiated in 1991 to enhance teaching about
Asia at American two-year and four-year colleges and universities at
the undergraduate level. ASDP offers a variety of content-focused
faculty and insitutional develoment programs and activities centered
around summer residential institutes, field seminars in Asia, workshops
on teh U.S. mainland, and an annual academic conference.
• The Association
for Asian Studies (AAS)
The AAS is the largest society of its kind in the world -- a scholarly,
non-political, non-profit professional association open to all persons
interested in Asia. The AAS website offers information on the organization's
publications, conferences, and meetings, as well as listings of study
programs, grants and fellowships, and other Asian studies links and resources.
• Center for Global Partnership (CGP), The Japan Foundation
The Center for Global Partnership (CGP) was established within the
Japan Foundation in April 1991 with offices in both Tokyo and New York.
To carry out its mission, CGP operates grant programs in three areas —
intellectual exchange, grassroots exchange, and education — as well as
self-initiated projects and fellowships. CGP supports an array of
institutions and individuals, including nonprofit organizations,
universities, policymakers, scholars and educators, and believes in the
power of broad-based, multi-channel approaches to effect positive
A nonprofit, non-partisan educational and cultural institution that promotes
the understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of traditional and contemporary
Chinese civilization, culture and heritage, and provides the cultural
and historical context for understanding contemporary China. Click here for information on the China's Institues' K-12 professional development opportunities.
• CIVNET: A Website
of Civitas International
An online resource and service for civic education practitioners (teachers,
teacher trainers, curriculum designers), as well as scholars, policymakers,
civic-minded journalists, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) promoting
civic education all over the world.
Digital Classroom at NARA (National Archives and Records Administration)
Featuring primary-sources documents, classroom activities, and information
on professional development for educators. To encourage teachers of students
at all levels to use archival documents in the classroom, the Digital
Classroom provides materials from the National Archives and methods for
teaching with primary sources.
Asian Studies Center, Indiana University
The Publications web page and the K-12 Outreach web page have links to a variety of sources for teaching about China, Japan, Korea, and Asia in general.
• The East-West Center: AsiaPacificEd Program for Schools
The East-West Center's AsiaPacificEd Program for Schools supports
teaching and learning about Asia and the Pacific region across
curriculum areas in elementary and secondary schools. Specifically the
program exposes educators to firsthand experience in Asia and the
Pacific and to new scholarship on the region through its summer travel
seminars; engages educators in an exploration of best practices in
curriculum resources and hands-on opportunities that facilitate studies
of Asia and the Pacific through its summer institutes and workshops;
supports educators in creating teaching units, lessons, case studies,
and resource collections that incorporate Asia Pacific material and are
correlated to content and student performance standards; and prepares
educators to work collaboratively with colleagues nationally and in the
Asia Pacific region on exchange projects.
About Asia (EAA) Magazine
Since the publication of its inaugural issue in 1996, Education About
Asia has been a tool for K-16 teachers who wish to bring information
on Asia to their classrooms. Featuring articles on all areas of Asia,
with subjects ranging from ancient cultures and literature to current
events; extensive guides to resources for use in the classroom, including
films, books, videos, curriculum guides, websites, software, and other
useful educational tools; plus thematic issues on topics of particular
• The Educator's Reference Desk
A project of the Information Institute of Syracuse. Site features more
than 2,000 unique lesson plans written and submitted by teachers from
all over the U.S.; a collection of more than 200 responses to popular
questions on the practice, theory, and research of education; and links
to more than 3,000 resources on a variety of educational issues.
• ERIC: Educational
Resources Information Center
The U.S. Department of
Education's searchable database of journal and non-journal literature on education. See especially the document Social
Studies for the 21st Century: Recommendations of the National Commission
on Social Studies in the Schools.
Education Resource Organizations Directory
A U.S. Dept of
Education directory designed to help people identify and contact organizations
that provide information and assistance on a broad range of education-related
topics. See especially the List
of State Education Agencies.
• ExEAS: Expanding East Asian Studies
Columbia University's Expanding East Asian Studies (ExEAS) website
features innovative and easy-to-use materials for teaching about East
Asia at the undergraduate level. Visit the site to find teaching units, sample syllabi, links and other resources for
incorporating East Asia into courses in all subjects in the humanities
and social sciences, including world history, world literature,
politics, contemporary society, and philosophy.
College Center for East Asian Studies, Smith College
The FCCEAS's Resource
Center Library offers items on loan to teachers and has an online
catalogue. The Updates & Links section of the website is also an excellent resource.
• The Gateway to 21st Century Skills
The U.S. Department of Education-sponsored GATEWAY is a consortium effort to provide
educators with quick and easy access to thousands of educational
resources found on various federal, state, university, non-profit and
commercial Internet sites.
The cable network's online presence. See the Classroom
section for study guides, teaching ideas, and online exhibitions.
History Sourcebooks Project
Collections of public-domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented
without advertising for educational use. Featuring the Internet
East Asian History Sourcebook.
Stanford Guide to Japan Information Resources
This "WWW Virtual Library for Japan" features resource links organized into
• The Library of
Featuring an Online
Exhibitions section and a special Learning
Page for K-12 educators.
Center for History in the Schools, UCLA
Featuring complete lesson plans, unit objectives matched to the national
history standards, and primary-source documents. Featuring links to the National
Standards for World History (1996 Edition).
Clearinghouse for US-Japan Studies at SPICE, Stanford University
Offering a variety of services and products to elementary and secondary
educators interested in teaching and learning about Japanese culture as
well as U.S.-Japan relations. Featuring a U.S.-Japan Database that includes
information on print materials, videos, artifact kits, software, and teacher
• National Committee on U.S-China Relations
The National Committee on United States-China Relations promotes
understanding and cooperation between the United States and Greater
China in the belief that sound and productive Sino-American relations
serve vital American and world interests. The National Committee
carries out its mission of creating opportunities for informed
discussion and reasoned debate about issues of common interest and
concern to the U.S., the P.R.C., Hong Kong S.A.R. and Taiwan via
conferences and fora, professional exchanges and collaborative
projects, public education programs, internships, and publications.
• National Council for the Social Studies
An information service for educators. Featuring a Teaching
The National Geographic Society's online "portal." Featuring an Education
• OneWorld Classrooms
Classrooms is a nonprofit organization that builds bridges of learning
between the classrooms of the world. It offers free online travel and a
variety of opportunities for K-12 classrooms to interact with overseas
• Primary Source
Source is a nonprofit professional development center that has educated
thousands of K-12 teachers about world history adn cultures over the
past 21 years. One of its longest and most successful programs is
its collection of China studies courses, resources and tours.
Educators looking for free resources on teaching about Asia will find
many items of interest on the site, includig China Source, Primary Source World, teacher-created curriculum units, and resource guides. Primary Source also has online courses on ancient and modern China.
in International Educational Resources (PIER), Yale University
Among the many offerings of PIER's East Asian Studies division are an
intensive summer institute, travel and field study opportunities in East
Asia, professional development workshops, on-site training programs, curriculum
development and evaluation, online lesson plans, resource services, consulting
and clearinghouse services, and language enrichment opportunities for
high school students.
"Interprets the collective knowledge of the Smithsonian and serves
as a gateway to its educational resources." Featuring Lesson
Trips, and Resource
Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE)
Based at the Freemand Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University,
SPICE has produced more than 100 supplementary curriculum units on Africa,
Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America, the global environment, and
international political economy. Featuring free lesson plans and a searchable online catalog.
• United States Department of Education: Just for Teachers Section
• United States-Japan Foundation
Since 1980, USJF has supported projects that have involved more than
5,000 pre-college teachers in the US and Japan in mutual study and
learning on topics related to the US-Japan relationship, including
in-depth study of the culture, society and history of both countries.
Through these teachers, as well as through a variety of curriculum
materials, web-based collaborative activities, and partnerships between
US and Japanese schools, tens of thousands of young people in both
countries have begun to study and understand their mutual connections
and the importance of the friendship and partnership that binds their
two nations so closely.
• World History for US All
Features curriculum for teaching workd history in middle and high schools.