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TABLE OF CONTENTS
HOUSES, PEOPLE, CLOTHING, MINORITIES
// CHINA
A Visual Sourcebook of Chinese Civilization, University of Washington
  • Geography
    "Chinese civilization arose in a particular geographical context." A brief introduction followed by the following questions to consider while reading further:
      • How did geographical location affect Chinese contacts with other early civilizations?
      • Through what kinds of different terrain did Chinese civilization spread?
      • Why are minorities more common today in some areas than others?
  • House Architecture: Regional Variation
    Photographs, text, and questions for students
  • People
    About China's population, its minorities, and languages, with photographs, maps, and quiz questions.
  • Clothing
    About traditional and 20th-century Chinese clothing, with images and quiz questions.

Asia Society

GEOMANCY AND HOUSES
// KOREA
NATURE
// JAPAN
LANGUAGE AND WRITING
// CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY
  • Chinese Calligraphy [Asia for Educators]
    A discussion of the origins of Chinese characters, with a guide on how to write some simple characters (the numbers, 1-10) with brush and ink. Includes diagrams, pronunciation guides, and translation in English.
// JAPANESE KANJI
  • Written Japanese: Kanji Exercises [Asia for Educators]
    Diagrams of some simple Chinese characters used in Japanese, with pronunciation guide and translation in English.
// KOREAN HAN'GUL
  • The World's Most Incredible Alphabet [Asia Society]
    An explanation of the origins and features of the Korean alphabet, han'gul. Includes video interview of linguist James McCawley and visual resource of the script.

  • Korean Alphabet [Indiana University]
    An interactive webpage where students can learn to recognize and pronounce Korean characters with the aid of recorded sounds.

  • Korean [Omniglot]
    This article summarizes the history of writing in Korea starting with the use of Classical Chinese in 5 CE and covers the development of Hangeul, writing education, transliteration and translation as well. Visuals materials and audio recordings are included.

FOOD
// CHINA
  • China's Food and Geography [Asia for Educators]
    A classroom exercise with teacher note, essay, and questions for discussion about different Chinese food regions.

  • Ordering a Chinese Meal [Asia for Educators]
    This exercise is designed to introduce students to Chinese cuisine.

// JAPAN
  • An Introduction to Japanese Food [The Ohio State University]
    For grades 1-3. Lesson objective: Students will be introduced to a typical Japanese meal and the use of
    chopsticks.

  • Japan: Land, the Family, and Political Power [Asia for Educators]
    This short essay describes land cultivation (specifically, how and who cultivates the land) and the relationship between land ownership and political power. It also discusses the effect of Japan's mountainous topography on the relationship between local and central government control. Discussion questions are included.
RELIGION
// BUDDHISM IN EAST AND SOUTHEAST ASIA
  • The Spread of Buddhism [National Geographic]
    For grades 9-12. This lesson plan, with its links to Buddhist art and map websites, amply illustrates the role of Buddhism in creating a cultural mosaic in East and Southeast Asia.

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