At-Home Adventures through Asia: Indonesia
Asia Society at Home
As parents and educators, we play a critical role in encouraging and teaching students to find points of understanding and connection among diverse cultures. Through our At-Home Adventures through Asia series, Asia Society Texas Center aims to help parents and educators build a foundation for global learning and foster cultural empathy by sparking learner curiosity, contextualizing information, and sharing different perspectives. We invite you to join us on this adventure through the diverse cultures of Asia!
Start Your Adventure Here
Did you know that Asia has more people than all the other continents combined? That Hong Kong has over 300 skyscrapers? Introduce your adventurer to Asia with a 30-minute pre-departure orientation designed to build knowledge and excitement for their Adventure through Asia.
Parents, we've prepared presentation notes to help guide your adventurer on their journey.
Introduction to Asia:
Ready for Take-off!
Let's visit Indonesia! Consisting of more than 17,000 islands, Indonesia is home to hundreds of ethnic and linguistic groups, making it one of the most diverse countries in the world. Explore Indonesia by designing a Batik fan, making your own Wayang-Kulit (shadow puppet), creating your own mini rainforest featuring the biodiversity of Indonesia, and practicing traditional Balinese dance.
Parents, please download these notes to help inform your journey through Indonesia. Download the notes »
Day 1: Start Your Adventure!
Day 2: Design Your Own Batik Fan
Day 3: Create an Indonesian Rainforest
Day 4: Make Your Own Wayang-Kulit (Shadow Puppet)
Day 5: Practice Traditional Balinese Dance
Stay tuned for more online activities and experiences for all ages!
Stay tuned to learn, have fun, and explore as we continue to present and produce videos, family activities, interactive webcasts, and more via #AsiaSocietyAtHome. Please share your thoughts and feedback via social media or email. Thank you for being part of this adventure!
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, United Airlines, and Wells Fargo, 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 and Wells Fargo, Presenting Sponsors of Performing Arts and Culture; and Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas), Presenting Sponsor of the Japan Series. General support of programs and exhibitions is provided by The Brown Foundation, Inc., The Hearts 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
Though Asia Society is temporarily closed, 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.