Resources for Educators


East Asian Studies


Asia for Educators (AFE) @ Columbia University

Online courses, video presentations & book groups for K-12 educators.

Asia Pacific Maps Online @ Australian National University

Asian Educational Media Service @ University of Illinois

Helps educators find multimedia resources for teaching about Asia in order to promote understanding of Asian cultures and peoples.

Asian Learning Center of Indiana

Curriculum resources and online workshops.

Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies @ University of Illinois

Center for East Asian Studies @ University of Pennsylvania

East-West Center

Offers numerous educational programs to help fund student leadership development and exchange, as well as provide curricular support about Asia and the Pacific region.

East Asia Center @ University of Washington

Expanding East Asian Studies @ Columbia University

Presents innovative courses and teaching materials that incorporate the study of East Asia in broad thematic, transnational, and interdisciplinary contexts and provides models for incorporating East Asia into general education, disciplinary, and survey courses in undergraduate curricula.

Five College Center for East Asian Studies

Supports, encourages, and improves the teaching of East Asian cultures in elementary, middle, and secondary schools, and two- and four-year colleges in the Northeast.

Global Cities Education Network

Asia Society’s Global Cities Education Network (GCEN) is an international learning community of city school systems in Asia and North America.


Analysis and video on latest news from East Asia.

Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies

Offers conferences, publications and outreach activities.

The National Consortium for Teaching About Asia

A multi-year initiative to encourage and facilitate teaching and learning about East Asia in elementary and secondary schools nationwide.

Program for Teaching East Asia @ University of Colorado – Boulder

Conducts national, regional, and state projects designed to enhance and expand teaching and learning about East Asia at the elementary and secondary school levels.

Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE)

Provides teaching resources on Korea, China and Japan.

China/Chinese Language


Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Elementary Schools

GW Confucius Institute

The GW Confucius Institute was established in 2013 to promote the study of Chinese language and culture, support Chinese teaching through instructional training and certification, and encourage increased research in China studies.

A genealogy and dictionary of Chinese characters.

Japan/Japanese Language


American Association of Teachers of Japanese

National Association of Japan-America Societies

Resources for K-12 educators include curriculum design, teaching materials, teacher’s associations, and grant programs and training.

US-Japan Foundation

Supports innovative education projects that help young Americans and Japanese learn about each other’s society, culture, and country as well as learn to work together on issues of common concern.

Korea/Korean Language


International Korean Educators Network

IKEN will take an active role in supporting educators of Korean language and culture in different types of schools such as Korean Dual Language Program, Korean language classes as a foreign language in secondary schools, and Korean community language schools in the world to share a common pedagogy in positively influencing the future generation.

K-12 Korean Language Teachers Association USA

The Korean Language Teachers Association in the USA’s (KLTA) main focus shall be to set forth in the professionalism for the greater vision to globalize the Korean language. This organization will support in exchanging useful teaching materials and methodology applicable to the Korean language teachers.

Languages Less Commonly Taught


Association for Asian Studies Language Database

This database and website is an inventory of all US institutions offering instruction in Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs) of Asia with particular attention to institutions offering distance learning options.

General Education


The Choices Program @ Brown University

Develops curricula on current and historical international and public policy issues and offers professional development for educators.

Fund for Teachers

Library of Congress: Teaching with Primary Sources

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summertime Favorites Reading List

Paul D. Coverdell World Wise Schools (Peace Corps)

Primary Source

Programs in International Educational Resources @ Yale University

Visualizing Cultures @ MIT

Uses new technology and hitherto inaccessible visual materials to reconstruct the past as people of the time visualized the world (or imagined it to be).

World History Connected


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