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 levels.   http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/#

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.   http://gecnyc.wordpress.com/

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 eearliest 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.  http://iris.ed.gov/iris/ieps/irishome.cfm

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.  https://iris.ed.gov/programs/nrc

A weblinks directory to South Asian history, cultures and literatures from Frances Pritchett's website on South Asia, compiled by Professor Emerita Frances Pritchett, Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies. 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.  http://www.columbia.edu/itc/mealac/pritchett/00fwp

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

Hindi and Urdu Curricular Modules for Students and Teachers, South Asia Institute, Columbia University

Hindi Language Resources, Colorado State University

Hindi-Urdu Flagship Resources, University of Texas at Austin

STARTALK, National Security Language Initiative (NSLI), resources and information for teaching and learning Hindi, Persian, Urdu and other languages