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Currently featured are classroom resources devoted to the topic of “Southeast Asia at the Crossroads of World War II” designed to capture the historical contexts and strategic aspects of World War II in Southeast Asia — a pivotal, but often overlooked world region. These materials were created as part of the East-West Center’s National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Institute for School Teachers, titled “Southeast Asia: At the Crossroads of World War II.”


Open Channels is an online exchange designed to foster meaningful peer-to-peer connections among students across the Asia Pacific region. In November 2011, timed to coincide with the APEC Summit that took place in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, more than 50 schools in eight APEC economies used “Open Channels” lesson plans, Asia Pacific CollageTake Ten, and Going Green, to engage their students in learning about international trade, issues of sustainability, and their community’s global connections. Click here to view students’ “Open Channels” project work and their nearly 1,000 exchange entries.


Also available are commentary and analysis on the Topics and Issues that affect the Asia Pacific region.


Schools-Helping-Schools offers teachers and students hands-on opportunities to support grassroots community service projects in Asia.


AsiaPacificEd invites educators, specialists, and organizations to contact us with their own submissions and recommendation for Asia Pacific resources, and likewise ask that those who are looking for something specific and unable to find it to contact us.