Online Resources


This page is dedicated to online resources that are NON COUNTRY SPECIFIC, but ABOUT ASIA and/or a range of Asian countries


Online resources that connect to particular countries are found on the country pages of the Studies of Asia units of work Wiki

General online resources that provide great tools for teaching and learning generally can be found at: 21st Century Learning

APPS FOR ASIA LITERACY AVAILABLE HERE

Lessons/units
Broad websites
English:

Morality Tales East / West - http://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plan/morality-tails-east-and-west-european-fables-and-buddhist-jataka-tales

Karma - http://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plan/havent-i-seen-you-somewhere-samsara-and-karma-jataka-tales
Fairy Tales Around the World -http://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plan/fairy-tales-around-world
English for Global Education - http://www.globalwords.edu.au/
Anti-hate website - www.antihate.vic.gov.au
Free Rice - improve your spelling and donate Rice!
Identity - Yours, mine, ours - exploring identity with the Immigration Museum
Humanities:
The Legacy of Ghengis Khan - http://www.lacma.org/khan/
Common Threads: Weaving Child Rights into Global Education -
http://www.plan.org.au/Learn/Learning-Resources/Common-Threads.aspx
Arab Gateways - explores some of the history, geography, economics and culture of the Arab region. It promotes understanding of the cultures, values, beliefs and diversity of peoples of the Arab region.
http://www.arabgateways.edu.au/
East Asia (Columbia University) - has 18 units of work and lessons to choose from for East Asia.
http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/geography/lesson_plan.html
Units/lessons:
Foundation Geography: Special places
Connecting to Asia - Year 2
Our near neighbours - Year 3
Saving the animals - Year 4
Humans and the environment - Year 5
Asia demographics - Year 6
Monsoons - Year 7
earthquakes in the region - Year 8
Food security - Year 9
Asia and its biomes - Year 9
Wellbeing in Asia - Year 10
Travelbugs - a social learning network that allows students to investigate other countries and cultures and participate in collaborative activities with peers- http://www.travelbu.gs/
East Asia in Geographic Perspective - http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/geography/
South Asian Cultural Heritage Sites - (a great site with stats, maps, images and info)
http://www.learn.columbia.edu/courses/indianart//flash/sea_map.htm
MIT Visualising Cultures (Japan and China) - historical and contemporary images, ideas and lessons
http://ocw.mit.edu/ans7870/21f/21f.027/home/vis_menu.html
Connect Asia – Radio Australia: An excellent accompanying website with archived podcasts can be readily used in your classes. http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/connectasia/
Origins - where Victorians come from; amazing stats and some in other language; brilliant for Maths too. http://museumvictoria.com.au/origins/
Gapminder - this site converts boring numbers into enjoyable, animated and interactive graphics. Great Stats for Asia!
The Arts:
The Legacy of Ghengis Khan - http://www.lacma.org/khan/
Many units of work available from Australian and International Art Galleries all accessible at Netvibes
http://www.netvibes.com/studies-of-asia#Links_to_the_ARTS_for_Asia
Online Museum resources on Asian Art - http://afemuseums.easia.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/museums/search.cgi
Netvibes - links to the Art Galleries - VERY RICH site
http://www.netvibes.com/studies-of-asia#Links_to_the_ARTS_for_Asia
Sound Infusion- A unique learning tool that incorporates music and culture from all over the world suitable for middle years upwards. It is a free, online, interactive learning experience that blends music making and cultural awareness.



Screen Australia - search for great films to support your teaching - www.screenaustralia.gov.au/sales

Multicultural Directory in Victoria - use it to find resources, incursions, excursions - http://www.multicultural.vic.gov.au/resources/community-directory

The Buddha - http://www.pbs.org/thebuddha/