Toolkits and How-to Guides

Asia Society How to guides

Schools are doing very innovative things to prepare students for the global innovation age. We found some great models, and share them with you. Start a critical language or exchange program; learn how to use technology to connect with the world; find cultural resources in your own community; and build a strong service-learning program. Find all that, and more in this section. 

Toolkits and How-to Guides

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How civics education can prepare all students to be active citizens of the United States and the world.
Children and adolescents need a broad range of experiences to build their knowledge of the world and understand their place in it. Learn how to use expanded learning time to build global competence.
Learn more about spring festivities in Asian cultures and get a behind-the-scenes look at a hyacinth activity celebrating Nowruz.
Educator Heidi Steele shares her methodology for writing and using children’s stories to teach Chinese language at two high schools in Washington state.
Food is a good way to introduce young people to a variety of countries and cultures. Learn how educators can design learning units using cooking as an instructional strategy to develop young people's global understanding through cuisine.
Teaching requires both innovation and adaptation, meaning educators must continually curate their collection of implements, honing familiar devices and adding new ones.
Read the final stages of planning a successful school-to-school partnership before the students head off to China.
A successful school-to-school exchange program is the fruit of long-term planning and the work of many individuals. Planning and preparation continues into the second semester of the school year.
A successful school-to-school exchange program is the fruit of long-term planning and the work of many individuals. Planning and preparation work starts as soon as school starts in September.
Use this toolkit from Mapping the Nation to raise awareness and support for global education!
Deep learning experiences are only possible in the context of relationships that go beyond superficial politeness and touch on real emotions, and the best way to get to this deeper level of relationship is through extended homestays.
Asia Society convened a working group with several Statewide Afterschool Networks to create issue briefs that make the case that afterschool programs prepare youth to fully participate in our global economy.
With a foundation of trust and a commitment to a long-term relationship, the connections between schools and students can develop in new ways for many years to come.
An overview of ways to use our afterschool quick sheets to help implement global learning activities.
These “quick sheets” help afterschool programs implement global learning activities.
A Q&A with Dr. Wei-ling Wu, master Chinese language instructor and designer of the TEQ Series Instructional Videos for Chinese Language Teachers.
Experts in the field of Chinese language education answer questions that practitioners working in the field ask about.
As recognition of language immersion’s wide-ranging benefits increase, and schools across the United States establish new programs, many are finding that the journey is rewarding, but also has hurdles.