For Educators

Outreach Links

Education About Asia

Giertz Education Center at Krannert

Japan House Events

Should there be any inquiries, please contact our Outreach Coordinator (Yu-Chuan Shen, Mike) at for more outreach opportunities.


Downloadable Materials for Teaching About Asia and Global Textile Trading

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Dragonwings, the Story Behind the Story

Laurence Yep's Newbery Award-winning book is based on the true story of Chinese-American aviator Fung Joe Guey, the first person to successfully fly a plane on the US West Coast. Click on the link for the PowerPoint to discover more about this aviation pioneer's life, and learn more about the Chinese Exclusion Act and the propaganda associated with Chinese-Americans in the early 20th century by clicking on the link for the curriculum unit.

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Links to Resources for Teachers

National Consortium for Teaching of Asia (NCTA)

Postcards from Asia/Postcards from Abroad

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