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Access Asia: Online Resources
Resources on China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Asia for Kids: Kid's Corner
Features on-line catalog for this distributor of books, videos, CD-ROMS, and artifacts related to Asian cultures.

AskAsia: Adult-Free Zone
Links to pen pals, origami instructions, traditional Asian games, downloadable images, and a place where kids can submit their own questions.

Daily Life in Ancient China
Elementary level descriptions of the food, the homes, the clothing, the civilization, and the activities of life in China, beginning in the years 3000-1500 B.C.E.

Daily Life in Ancient India
Elementary level descriptions of the food, the homes, the clothing, the civilization, and the activities of life in India, beginning in the years 3000-1500 B.C.E.

How does art tell stories?
This site of the Seattle Art Museum allows kids to explore art from South and Southeast Asia with a click of a mouse.

Joseph Wu's Origami Page
Origami diagrams, instructions, photos, history and links

Kamishibai Story
Kamishibai is a storytelling tradition from Asia in which story cards are placed inside a small stage and withdrawn as the storyteller acts out the story line. This site called “Kamishibai for Kids” has some good resources, and offers kamishibai story cards for purchase, as well as providing ideas and instructions for having students create their own.

Kids Web Japan
Part of the Japan Information Network and managed by the Japan Center for Intercultural Communications, this colorful site for school kids with many graphics and photographs provides basic information on many aspects of Japan. It includes facts about daily life, history, economy, and other topics, monthly news of interest to kids, links to other sites, games, and interactive form to ask questions about Japan.

Life in Korea: Language and Culture
Good resource for K-12 students to learn Korean culture and language, or for Korean students to learn English and find English/Korean language partners.

My China: A Subject Sampler
Activities on Chinese culture and current events geared towards Junior High and High School students and teachers.

Searching for China: A Series of Web Activities
A website for secondary school students that is aimed at demonstrating the need to understand China and creating an interest to study the country.

Thai Students Online
Extremely interactive site with webboards, forums, blogs, and many fascinating links for students

Asia Education Foundation: Go Korea !
A website for teachers and students (upper primary through middle school) about contemporary Korea , with images for discussion.

Asia Education Foundation: Go Indonesia!
An interactive website for teachers and students (primary and middle school) about Indonesia. Includes curriculum guides and classroom resources for teachers.

 

Last updated October 25, 2010

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