Around the World: Dismantling Racism in Education, PBS' American Portrait Series, and More
Tuesday, December 29, 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.
Holiday Celebrations: The Smithsonian Highlights Collection
This Smithsonian Learning Lab collection contains images, text, and multimedia resources from the Smithsonian's collections that celebrate the winter holidays of Christmas, Hanukkah, Mawlid (birth of Muhammad), and Kwanzaa.
Graphic Novel Book Study: Tiananmen 1989: Our Shattered Hopes
Asia for Educators at Columbia University offers free Book Groups for teachers, launching the spring series on January 5 with the graphic novel Tiananmen 1989: Our Shattered Hopes. The visual texts offer new entry points into difficult subject matters and as a group, you will discuss how to incorporate both the topics and the books into your classroom. Registration is free and open!
Dismantling Structural Racism in Education
Join Asia Society's Center for Global Education as Dr. Anthony Jackson sits down with John Malloy, former director of Toronto Public Schools, to discuss the challenges of racism in education. This webcast takes place Monday, January 11, at 11 a.m. Central Time.
PBS American Portrait Series
PBS is producing a collection of stories contributed by people all over the country — a portrait of what it really means to be American today. Create your own 2020 Portrait, a short digital story that captures your year!
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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.