Envisioned by leaders from various sectors; guided by educators, a Scholar Circle, students, and community partners; and built by award-winning design firms, the comprehensive online hub Asia in the Classroom is designed to support educators by providing accessible classroom resources for teaching about Asia and Asian American experiences.
Asia in the Classroom offers student- and educator-facing resources with the following components:
- Adventures of Asia: Through online graphic novels and compelling narratives, students will explore local and global perspectives in both historical and contemporary settings. Featuring webcomic artwork, TEKS-aligned narratives, and assessment checkpoints, these novels are available at no charge for students.
- Educator Portal: Find lesson guides designed by scholars, curriculum specialists, and community partners to support TEKS-driven instruction in the classroom. The humanities-centered content evokes critical thinking, collaboration, and problem-solving skills for students K–16.
Updated monthly with new resources, Asia in the Classroom will create an environment of intercultural exchange for your students. Customized professional development for educators and student field trips are also available to complement the Asia in the Classroom experience.
Educator Professional Development
Educators are our priority. Asia Society Texas offers robust professional development opportunities to enhance educators’ content knowledge and uplift new ideas for the classroom. Educators will have opportunities to engage directly with content experts, scholars, and community partners through workshops via on-demand modules, live virtual events, and in-person workshops and institutes.
Customized professional development for groups is available for a fee. In-person professional development at Asia Society Texas ranges from free to minimal fees.
Guided tours by Asia Society Texas docents lead students and educators through visual art and interactive exhibitions on view, offering unique perspectives into the traditions and cultures of Asians and Asian Americans around the world.
We invite educators to book a field trip to participate in the following experiences:
- Explore Asia tours
- Gallery tours
- Architecture tours
Customized Cultural Programs
Looking to plan a cultural event at your campus? Asia Society Texas' Education Department can work with you to develop a customized program, including classroom visits, assemblies, workshops with teaching artists, holiday celebrations, or immersive interactions.
To learn more, please email Phuong Ha, Education and Outreach Manager, at PHa@asiasociety.org.
Foundational gifts for Asia Society Texas’ Educational Project come from Nancy C. Allen, Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Foundation, and Durga and Sushila Agrawal. Major support provided by American First National Bank and Wu Family, The Brown Foundation, Inc., The Cullen Foundation, The Elkins Foundation, The Faris Foundation, The Fondren Foundation, H-E-B Foundation, Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, and the Thoma Art Foundation.