Links for Teachers

Asia for Educators:  An initiative of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University, Asia for Educators (AFE) is designed to serve faculty and students in world history, culture, geography, art, and literature at the undergraduate and pre-college K-12 levels.

Curriculum Internationalization Resources for Community CollegesThe University of Arizona host a site in collaboration with 15 National Resource Centers to share and promote online resources for community college instructors. Topics include background information, reading and media lists, and lesson plans in a wide range of Social Science, Arts, Humanities, and STEM fields for all Title VI World Areas. Centers can also add links to professional development programs on international themes for community college educators.

Digital South Asian Library at the University of Chicago (images, maps and other resources)

The Global Education Coalition is a network of NYC-based organizations whose primary objective is to support educators in the New York metropolitan area in creating globally competent youth for tomorrow's future.

The Indian Ocean in World History This online resource enables users to explore primary source historical evidence about interactions among people in the lands around the Indian Ocean throughout history, from the earliest pre-historic times to the present.  The site has been designed for use by  students, teachers, and general audiences.

The International and Foreign Language Education Programs at the U.S. Department of Education is a portal site with information about Group Projects Abroad, Fulbright fellowships, Language Resource Centers, and many other programs and opportunities for K-16 educators.                 

The Kaur Foundation is a national non-profit organization that partners with the country’s school systems to bring education about Sikh Americans into K-12 classrooms through school curriculum materials and teacher training.

Portal Site for the National Resource Centers for Language, Area, and International and Area Studies Programs of the U.S. Department of Education: 105 National Resource Centers (NRCs) throughout the United States have been established at colleges and universities with funding from the U.S. Department of Education to establish, strengthen, and operate language and area or international studies centers that will be national resources for teaching any modern foreign language. Find an NRC near you, upcoming K-12 teacher training workshops, and resources for the classroom.

A weblinks directory to South Asian history, cultures and literatures on South Asia, compiled by Professor Emerita Frances Pritchett, Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia. It features links to general resources; timelines; maps of South Asia: historical, political, topographic, demographic; art and architecture; Islam in general and Islam in South Asia; South Asian literature; Hindi and Urdu language and literature; calligraphy, and the life of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.

South Asia Book Awards:  An annual award presented by the South Asia National Outreach Consortium (SANOC), to honor high-quality children's and young adult books that portray South Asia or South Asians living abroad.  The website includes the list of awardees 2012 to present, as well as lesson plans developed to use the books in the classroom.

For Language Instructors