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Movement in East Asia
8/2/2016 1:44:07 AM

ysun
ysun
Posts: 21
Subject: Web resources
I plan to use “Ramen Noodle – Instant Noddle” in my lesson plan. I would like students to use the website that related to any information that related to Ramen Noodle
Such as:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instant_noodle
http://www.nissinfoods.com/company/about.php
http://greatist.com/eat/healthier-ramen-recipes
The Wikipedia is giving almost all information about the Ramen Noodle, and also list some numbers that how popular Ramen in different countries.
http://www.theramenrater.com/2016/04/18/ramen-raters-top-ten-instant-noodles-time-2016-edition/
The website list top 10 instant noodles in 2016. It is interested to know about these noodles.
Students love instant noodles, even many reports talk about how unhealthy it is. From website research, students will get more ideas on instant noodles and maybe find a way to improve its nutrition.
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8/13/2016 6:13:31 PM

jmallard
jmallard
Posts: 22
Subject:
www.chinahighlights.com
This website provides a plethora of knowledge about China. The website contains different headers so you can narrow down exactly what you would like to learn more about. Those headers include China Tours, create my trip, destinations, travel guide, culture, trains, Yangtze Cruise, and flights. I was particularly interested in the travel guide tab where I found Chinese food and dining etiquette. I could have students learn more about etiquette in the Chinese culture and have them to plan a meal and model the correct etiquette according to Chinese standards. The website would provide my students with knowledge on all aspects of authentic Chinese dining. I could later extend this lesson and have students plan a 5 day trip using the website, stating places they would visit, airplane costs, and other interesting facts they learned from their research.
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8/15/2016 8:55:25 PM

nminassian
nminassian
Posts: 23
Subject: Web Resources
I have planned lessons that involve Korean alphabet characters. I will take my students to the Korean Cultural Center because it will motivate and teach my students about the history of Hangul, and they will get a chance to experiment with the translating machine. The web resources I chose to give to my students are
https://learn-hangul.com
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hangul
https://zkorean.com/korean-alphabet-Hangul
I found the Hangul-Wikipedia the most user friendly web resource because it was introducing the history and had many easy to understand charts. I have learned a lot from these web sites (ex: it was created in the year 1443 in the Joseon Dynasty), and I'm sure that my students will be fascinated with this beautiful language and culture.
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8/22/2016 1:47:07 PM

jschilp
jschilp
Posts: 24
Subject:
http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/buddhistworld/korea-txt.htm
The website about brings us to a page on Buddhism in Korea. At my school, we have a large Korean population and this introduction gives a brief summary of how Buddhism came to Korea and why it became easily accepted and assimilated on the peninsula. It is a short page with a few photos and two links (Buddhist World & Mahayana) which allow the students to delve further into this religion.
My students can benefit greatly by starting with this website in class and moving forward to begin the research into deeper ideologies regarding Buddhism. I would give them the option of further investigating Korean Buddhism or looking into the practices in other places and how these other countries assimilated or pushed back against this new arrival. From there, groups of three students present to their classmates how Buddhism spread & changed as it moved from region to region and examine the modifications that took place. The end result would be student-lead lessons on the religion & culture that include ways of life, customs, rituals, dietary limitations, funding of monasteries, and other concerns that may spring up through their research. The presentations themselves would be multimedia works that bring students into the lives of the monks and practitioners in order to gain a better understanding of one of our world religions.
Most likely, this unit of studies would fit into my World Literature offering but could fit into other courses as well.
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8/27/2016 5:12:16 PM

hdao
hdao
Posts: 28
Subject: Website Review
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/beta/u/0/
This is the beta version of the Google Arts & Culture website/tool. It organizes all of the curated works for various museums and institutions around the world. There millions of portraits of paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs organized by artist, mediums, movements, historical events, historical figures and places. There are also special projects for example one titled "The Art of Chinese Craft" with on-line exhibits of Wei County Paper-cuts, in partnership with the Chinese Intangible Heritage Industry Alliance. I plan on using this online tool as a way to introduce eastern art and culture into my classroom. I want to try to incorporate art into every lesson that I teach from now on. Also used with Google Classroom, I hope to assign to students, as homework, written reflections coupled with pieces of eastern artwork related to the various lessons taught in class. Our Marco Polo Club, which was started to raise awareness of the rich cultural diversity in Los Angeles County has as one of its objectives, exposing students to the different customs of other cultures. We can use the arts and crafts of the various groups as a portal into our exploration of culture. Beliefs and values are often reflected in the style, material and imagery of the artwork.
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8/29/2016 1:40:51 PM

ndaza
ndaza
Posts: 20
Subject: The Chihuo
Website Review

www.thechihuo.com
This website provides information on chinese restaurants and events around the Los Angeles area. It is considered LA’s most popular Chinese-language food website. It is a website that is easy to navigate and extremely helpful to find all kinds of Chinese food and entertainment.
As a matter of fact, chihuo (which means foodie in Madarin) was the creation of Amy Duan a grad student at USC with a focus on media and marketing. Amy started the chihuo organization/website/company when she started dining with a group of friends and posting their food findings on social media.
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8/29/2016 2:21:13 PM

ndaza
ndaza
Posts: 20
Subject: Reply to Ramen Noodles
Thank you YSun for all those web resources. I will put them to use when I teach my nutrition unit.
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8/29/2016 5:45:34 PM

victoriachan
victoriachan
Posts: 27
Subject: Website Review: LACMA's Japanese Art
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One way I was thinking of incorporating Japanese art into my chemistry class was to have my students do some research on how things like paint were made when there was a lack of technology in comparison to the present day. I also think it would be really helpful to compare this type of artwork to other cultures' in either an art class or social studies class. Going to LACMA might also be a good field trip opportunity since there is an entire pavilion dedicated to Japanese art.
edited by victoriachan on 8/29/2016
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8/29/2016 7:18:53 PM

hlien
hlien
Posts: 20
Subject: Geography of China and the world
http://lizardpoint.com/geography/china-quiz.php
This website provides fun and interactive ways of learning the geography of the world, whether it is about different countries, provinces, or mountains & rivers.
I am doing a unit on the Silk Road. My students first familiarize themselves with the provinces in China as well it's neighboring countries using the interactive features provided on this site. The website also tests the students online. The students then share their results with me in form of PDF or sharing through Google classroom. Attached is an example of the results.
edited by hlien on 8/29/2016

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8/29/2016 11:53:13 PM

EunjeeKang
EunjeeKang
Posts: 21
Subject: resources related to Korean culture, history, and art / Lesson plans are available
http://www.koreasociety.org/
Korea Society provides resources to anyone who is interested in Korea, and it offers detailed lesson plans with visual and written sources to teachers (http://www.koreasociety.org/korean-studies/k-12-resources/lesson_plans_by_time_period_in_korean_history.html). If you are just looking for accurate sources to introduce Korean art and culture you can also simply browse through http://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture.html. It is easy to navigate and it offers different programs, funding, and travel programs.
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8/30/2016 10:52:59 PM

yreynoso
yreynoso
Posts: 23
Subject: The National Consortium for Teaching About Asia NCT Asia
http://nctasia.org/
(Funded by the Freeman Foundation).
This website is a perfect resource for educators because it provides continuous professional development on line and face to face sessions. For teachers who are adventurous and love field trips, this site also offers travel opportunities to become more knowledgeable about Asia. The site is easy to navigate and includes various tabs with unlimited resources to choose from: programs and workshops that are designed to meet the needs, preferences, and schedules of all educators, whether they want to attend an on line workshop or a traditional in person seminar. Teachers can take courses where they can discuss, share and implement different methods to integrate the Asian culture into their classrooms. One of the best things in this site is the "Resources" section, they have created a vast source of lessons about literature, religion, science, mathematics, and the fine arts, where they not only include detailed lesson plans, but videos, virtual field trips to museums, countries, and ritual ceremonies.

This site is truly a treasure for all teachers, and I highly recommend it if you want to enjoy teaching about Asia without even worry about lesson planning, and spending hours on line trying to find valuable resources, this is the place where you'll find educational modules that can be introduced gradually as the school year progresses.
edited by yreynoso on 8/30/2016
edited by yreynoso on 8/30/2016
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8/30/2016 11:17:13 PM

yreynoso
yreynoso
Posts: 23
Subject: Reply to Eujee Kang resources related to Korean culture, history, and art / Lesson plans are available
Eujee, thank you very much for posting this website!!!

I truly appreciate you sharing this website with us. I explored it and I became fascinated by it. It contains so many visually attractive lessons about Buddhism, Art, and historical and geographical elements of the Korean culture. Incredible images, symbols, literature, videos, and history. The lesson plans are so detailed and ready to go, that I am so overwhelmed with so much knowledge and accessibility to bring Asia into our classrooms. We just have to start teaching, a world of knowledge is right there awaiting for us ...!
I would like to share another website I found: https://www.travelfish.org/ although is similar to many others, this one however has the particularity of being more like a good friend that takes care of our $$$ and our mental well being (based on the information they provide). It assist travelers in finding affordable shelter and delicious meals, tips on appropriate attires and behaviors, and 'must knows' legalities before you enter a foreign country. it is a humble, independent travel guide that just would like to promote tourism for the Asian region (Burma, Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam).


A great way to travel in small or big groups of friends and/or educators...!!
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8/31/2016 6:52:12 PM

mcervantes
mcervantes
Posts: 23
Subject: Website review
http://asiasociety.org/
This website has been around for 60 years. It has many resources for parents, administrators and the community at large. It has information about events all over the world. It has information about the arts including exhibits in museums, live shows, films and much more. The education section discusses policies, initiatives, global competencies, current events and business and environment. The website has a section for news in China. Sounds like it is very much up to date. This is a great resource for students writing and studying about China and other Asia countries around the world. The mission of the website is to help show how to educate all students for employability and citizenship in a global era. Educators can utilize the site start a conversation about skills and attitudes needed to contribute to society and mankind. There are case studies that include how "The United States and global states and cities are working with Asia Society to ensure their graduates are college- and career-ready and globally competent." The video gallery has topics such as arts, policy, education and current affairs. This is very impressive website.
edited by mcervantes on 8/31/2016
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9/1/2016 10:26:34 AM

njimenez
njimenez
Posts: 58
Subject: Reply to Google Arts & Culture Website
Thank you for posting this website. I already logged in and am planning on using it for my Art 1 class. I loved the Art images can be zoomed in and out. The history section can be projected or printed for students to read and there are videos that you can show to your class. That is amazing! I always have to create something in the morning for students to comment and critique on but now all I have to do is project this image and then have class critique. In addition, I can show them the video to reinforce the concept. THANK YOU!
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