Teacher Review For Asia Society

Aha Resources For global thinking.

Whitney K.
Classroom teacher
Lamoille North S.U.
Hyde Park, VT
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My Grades 11
My Subjects Social Studies
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 5
Support 4
My Students Liked It No
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I link ever changing video sources to QR codes. Students scan the code before entering the room and start class with an outside perspective before we launch into discussion. Most lessons and links to museum collections are perfect for students who need to connect text to imagery. We live in a rural area with a fairly white demographic. Students need constant connections to all regions &cultures of Asia that are positive. Search: visualizing tea rooms- as a great example of what my students like learning. I tend to constantly assess CCSS11-12.1cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, connecting insights gained from specific details to an understanding of the text as a whole. However, my favorite data bases no longer are linked to Asia Society: http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/ http://ocw.mit.edu/ans7870/21f/21f.027/home/index.html- Visualizing Cultures- MIT. Wish they were
My Take
I have been using this website for years to move from Eurocentric thinking about world history. The many changing resources I discovered helped me develop some exceptional lesson plans. Currently the links to Japanese history and culture are resources I pass on to students. I would say, I enjoy navigating this site and giving them direct links to resources I have discovered.