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Afghanistan – Country Studies Grades 8 to 12 Library of Congress

This site is part of a set of detailed cultural, political, and historical summaries created by the Library’s Federal Research Service. The emphasis is on less commonly studied nations, and the material will be challenging for some students.
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Teachers will find these summaries useful for their comprehensive scope, which frequently includes historical and cultural background information. Much of the content is 5 or more years old, so these pages are best used for historical or background information.


 
Artha: Strategies for Survival, Success, and Power Grades 6 to 12 Ask Asia

Learn about this concept from Hinduism and how it applies in the real world.
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Azerbaijan – Country Studies Grades 8 to 12 Library of Congress

This site is part of a set of detailed cultural, political, and historical summaries created by the Library’s Federal Research Service. The emphasis is on less commonly studied nations, and the material will be challenging for some students.
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Teachers will find these summaries useful for their comprehensive scope, which frequently includes historical and cultural background information. Much of the content is 5 or more years old, so these pages are best used for historical or background information.


 
Bangladesh – Country Studies Grades 8 to 12 Library of Congress

This site is part of a set of detailed cultural, political, and historical summaries created by the Library’s Federal Research Service. The emphasis is on less commonly studied nations, and the material will be challenging for some students.
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Teachers will find these summaries useful for their comprehensive scope, which frequently includes historical and cultural background information. Much of the content is 5 or more years old, so these pages are best used for historical or background information.


 
Beware the Polarized Stereotype! Grades 6 to 12 Ask Asia

Make your students aware of stereotypes and the usefulness of a continuum instead of opposites in comparing/discussing cultures.
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Bhutan – Country Studies Grades 8 to 12 Library of Congress

This site is part of a set of detailed cultural, political, and historical summaries created by the Library’s Federal Research Service. The emphasis is on less commonly studied nations, and the material will be challenging for some students.
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Teachers will find these summaries useful for their comprehensive scope, which frequently includes historical and cultural background information. Much of the content is 5 or more years old, so these pages are best used for historical or background information.


 
Cambodia – Beauty and Darkness Grades 6 to 12 Privately published

This privately created site offers an interesting, though disjointed, look at Cambodia’s people and recent past. In addition to the prerequisite almanac material, there are chronicles of the conflict of the past 30 years. Of particular interest are the haunting contemporary Hmong artworks showing a country at once troubled and beautiful. This one could be an interesting supplement to a world cultures study of Asia.
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Cambodia – Country Studies Grades 8 to 12 Library of Congress

This site is part of a set of detailed cultural, political, and historical summaries created by the Library’s Federal Research Service. The emphasis is on less commonly studied nations, and the material will be challenging for some students.
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Teachers will find these summaries useful for their comprehensive scope, which frequently includes historical and cultural background information. Much of the content is 5 or more years old, so these pages are best used for historical or background information.


 
Chinese Dialect Exercise Grades 9 to 12 Ask Asia

Explore the different dialects in China and the impact of such diverse language on the nation. From the Ask Asia series.
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Clues to Cultural Values Grades 6 to 12 Ask Asia

Explore the cultural values, expectations, and customs as a means of comparing cultures and countries by asking students to explore their own cultural backgrounds.
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Decoding Borobudur Grades 6 to 12 Ask Asia

Use the Buddhist monument of Borobudur to understand the culture and religion of Indonesia.
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Destination Himalayas Grades 6 to 12 Thinkquest

Subtitled “Where Earth Meets Sky,” this well-designed Thinkquest site provides an introduction to the geography and cultural heritage of the Himalayan region. Text and images are both well done, and the site includes resources on how the region is dealing with increasing pressure from tourism and trekkers.
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Extracting Meaning from What We See: Developing Perspective Consciousness Grades 9 to 12 Ask Asia

Use interpretation of photographs to open discussion and awareness of cultural perspectives.
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Gandhi Speaks Through Clothing Grades 6 to 12 Ask Asia

Learn about Gandhi’s life and work and study photographs of his clothing during different phases of his life as analogies for his ideas. A chronology accompanies the lesson.
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Gauri and Prithvi: The Sub-Continent Goes Nuclear Grades 9 to 12 Ask Asia

This site gives background information, Internet resources, and activity ideas for class discussion and projects on the rising nuclear tensions between India and Pakistan.
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Great Wall Photoessay Grades 6 to 12

Created by a photographer, this site offers an interactive tour of one section of China’s Great Wall. The opening image montage leads to a series of 360-degree views taken at various points along the wall. There’s no other text or information, but the images are great.
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Try this as part of a world cultures introduction.


 
How Much is There To Eat? Grades 6 to 12 Ask Asia

Use the hands-on ideas in this plan to help students understand about world food supplies.
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How Shall We Rule China? Role Play Grades 9 to 12 Ask Asia

Learn and role-play about Kublai Khan and the Mongols as they established the Yuan Dynasty. From the Ask Asia series.
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Images of the Goddess in India Grades 6 to 12 Ask Asia

Investigate Hindu goddesses to better understand the Hindu culture.
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Imaging Everest Grades 6 to 12 Royal Geographic Society

Would-be explorers chained to their computers will find this British chronicle of mountain-climbing in Nepal a great escape. The photo collections are available thematically, and they include some interesting categories dealing with the culture of the Himalayas. Of course, there are the obligatory homages to the climbers, especially Hilary. Many of these images aren’t available elsewhere.
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