Around the World: Connect with NASA's Commander Victor Glover, Give the Gift of AAPI Books, and More
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Asia Society at Home
Each week, we'll share a variety of videos, articles, webcasts, resources, and more from around the web — all curated by Asia Society Texas Center staff to reflect the broad interests and goals of our mission. In this digest, learn about resources and partner organizations to help supplement learning for students, families, educators, and adults.
Asia Store Virtual Reading Room
This holiday season, consider diversifying your child's at-home library. The AsiaStore at Asia Society carefully curated a list of books featuring Asian and Asian American experiences, with book titles for everyone from toddlers to high school students. We hope these stories they've gathered will spark your child's interest in the peoples, histories, experiences, and foods of Asia.
Asian Art Museum: Virtual Story Time
The Asian Art Museum (San Francisco) features virtual stories from all over Asia, such as learning about Ganesha, Magic Tea Kettles, and samurais. Explore a list of storytelling videos and themed activities to bring the diverse cultures of Asia into your home or virtual classroom.
Exploring Space with Victor Glover
Over the coming year, the National Museum of African American History and Culture and the National Air and Space Museum will follow the journey of NASA astronaut Commander Victor Glover and his crew as they travel to the International Space Station. Scientists and engineers at Mission Control in Houston will support crew members in space during the mission.
On Thursday, December 3, join a discussion with Victor Glover live from the International Space Station. During the program, he'll answer questions submitted by students about the mission, his work in space, and his career.
The program takes place 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Central Time on December 3.
Virtual Educators' Evening: Arts of Asia
Join the Minneapolis Institute of Art for a Virtual Educators' Evening on Thursday, December 3, featuring Mia's new Arts of Asia teaching and learning resource. Whether you're teaching in a new virtual environment or from your classroom, they've got you covered with lessons and other resources designed to support the integration of Asian art and voices into your curriculum.
Business and Policy programs are endowed by Huffington Foundation. We give special thanks to Bank of America, Muffet Blake, Anne and Albert Chao, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Nancy Pollok Guinee, and United Airlines, Presenting Sponsors of Business and Policy programs; Nancy C. Allen, Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, and Leslie and Brad Bucher, Presenting Sponsors of Exhibitions; Dr. Ellen R. Gritz and Milton D. Rosenau, Presenting Sponsors of Performing Arts and Culture; Wells Fargo, Presenting Sponsor of Education & Outreach; and Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas), Presenting Sponsor of the Japan Series. General support of programs and exhibitions is provided by The Brown Foundation, Inc., The Hearst Foundation, Inc., Houston Endowment, Inc., the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, McKinsey & Company, Inc., National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts, Vinson & Elkins LLP, and Mary Lawrence Porter, as well as Friends of Asia Society.
About Asia Society at Home
We are dedicated to continuing our mission of building cross-cultural understanding and uplifting human connectivity. Using digital tools, we bring you content for all ages and conversations that matter, in order to spark curiosity about Asia and to foster empathy.
About Asia Society Texas Center
With 13 locations throughout the world, Asia Society is the leading educational organization promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among the peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and West. Asia Society Texas Center executes the global mission with a local focus, enriching and engaging the vast diversity of Houston through innovative, relevant programs in arts and culture, business and policy, education, and community outreach.