This lesson introduces a well-known folk tale, with renditions from India, the United States, and West Africa. After analyzing the versions, students write their own didactic story based on the formula, but set in contemporary times. more
Learn about a double drum that's found in cultures throughout the world. Through this flexible lesson, learn about the mechanics, methods, and musical qualities of a tabla by creating a "tube-la" in class. more
What can maps tell us about how its creator perceives the world? This simple lesson uses a historical map as a point of study and introduces key elements in a map (scale, symbols, orientations) in a hands-on way. more
A short lesson--featuring some famous Chinese poems--that help students understand the difference between how many Westerners view nature versus how many Chinese (particularly Daoists and the literati) felt about the natural world around th more
Asia Society takes no institutional position on policy issues and has no affiliation with any government. All views expressed in its publications and on its website are the sole responsibility of the author or authors.