Asian History Teacher Resources

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Students investigate one of the largest religious structures in the world, Angkor Wat, a temple in Cambodia. The temple's place in Southeast Asian history, its history and the migration of ideas of both Hinduism and Buddhism is examined in this instructional activity.
Fewer and fewer people have a strong grasp of world geography, but this activity helps students understand geopolitics by creating their own original historical map. The activity requires selecting a country from the list provided, conducting research from designated sources, and depicting an event, relationship, geopolitical circumstance, or economic-based concept in an original map. The map is the final assessment, however no rubric is provided. While the lesson calls for two class periods, students may benefit from additional time.
Students investigate the determination of the boundaries of various countries. They work in small groups to research a country's political history and past boundary issues and territorial disputes.
Young scholars discover the history of Asian Americans by reading personal stories.  In this Asian history lesson, students utilize the Internet to read personal stories and experiences of Asian men and woman in the U.S.  Young scholars read individual biographies of Asian Americans and create their own fictional journal entries in the same style.
Students consider the contributions of Mongolian women to society. For this women's studies lesson, students analyze the contributions of Mongolian women to society in the past and today.
High schoolers explain the basic historical and geographical facts about the Afghan region, and identify themes in the history of Afghanistan from the sixth century B.C. to the present.
Twelfth graders examine Korean history and culture.  In this Asian history lesson, 12th graders discuss the effects of the Japanese occupation of Korea.  They research literature from the time period and compose written responses based on the experience of having their whole cultural identities stripped away suddenly, as in the case of the Koreans.  They create another essay response based on the events of the period.
Students examine the U.S. stance regarding the Sino-Japanese conflict. In this diplomacy lesson plan, students analyze the sanctions employed by United States on Japan when they took over  Manchuria. Students determine how actions by the United States may have contributed to ill feelings and ultimately led to the Pearl Harbor attack. Students respond to essay questions following their research.
Students explore the music of the Silk Road. In this Asian history instructional activity, students create a Powerpoint presentation featuring musical diffusion.
China, India, and Africa are all players in the trade, culture, conflict, and politics that marked a 300 year period in tropical Afro-Asian history. This comprehensive presentation covers environment, economics, religion, and the effects of Islamic conflict occurring from 1200-1500 AD. Cultural effects of these interactions are also covered.
Did you know that the world's first novel was written by a woman? Murasaki Shikibu's The Tale of Genji, was published in 1021. Class members research Eastern and Western cultures in the 10th and 11th centuries, view modern adaptations of this classic of Japanese literature, and prepare a PowerPoint presentation in which they compare a classic western novel to Murasaki Shikibu's story. 
Seventh graders explore how culture is reflected through art. After researching the art of a specific culture, 7th graders create replicas of art objects that reflect the ideals, values, and history of the culture.
Students study the spread of Buddhism. In this Buddhism lesson, students examine articles explaining the spread of the religion to different areas in East Asia. Students compare and contrast the spread of Buddhism to other religions and write essays using their findings.
Young scholars examine British Black History. In this current events lesson, students visit selected websites to research the history of Blacks in Great Britain. Several lesson enhancement ideas are included.
Students use a wide variety of maps, satellite photos, and texts to explain and visualize the evolution of physical and political boundaries. They compare and contrast boundaries from different time periods.
Students explore the Christian population in Korea.  In this religion lesson, students read about the history of Christianity in Korea.  Students analyze the reasons behind the growth of Christianity in Korea. 
Students study South Asia. They complete various activities including answering questions following lectures, researching current events articles, viewing videos of Gandhi, South India, Pakistan, and Nepal. They select activities including constructing maps, preparing menus, and creating Power Point presentations.
For this global history and geography standardized test practice worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice, 1 essay, and 15 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of world history and geography.
Students study the life of Genghis Khan from his childhood to adulthood as a conqueror. They write poetry for two voices. They investigate how rules and laws are made and work together to problem solve.
Students explore the concept of geopolitical conflicts. In this Korean and Japanese relations instructional activity, students investigate the history of conflict between the nations. Students compose essays using their findings.