The Program for Teaching East Asia (TEA) has circulating print and audiovisual materials available for K-12 teachers to loan through the resource center. Through our online curriculum projects, teachers can find full plans and materials for a variety of East Asian related lessons. We also have a list of useful links to visit for information on specific countries or the Asian region. 

Resource Highlights from TEA

TEA's NCTA Video Project. TEA's NCTA "Short Takes" is a collection of 40 video lectures designed for use by classroom teachers as professional background or classroom use. Each video focuses on a timely topic or “best practice” presented by an NCTA consulting scholar, seminar leader, teacher alum, or author.

  • Take a “quick course” on a current topic you can integrate into your teaching.
  • Choose a video to show in class.
  • See how NCTA alumni are using new resources successfully.
  • Hear what authors have to say about using their new books in the classroom.

Access the complete collection.

Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 in China and the U.S. through Literature and Writing is a 2020-2021 special project undertaken by TEA with funding from the Universty of Colorado Office of Engagement and Outreach and the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA). The project worked with ten secondary teachers to introduce them and their students to the book Wuhan Diaries: Dispatches from a Quarantined City, by the Chinese author Fang Fang. Students then wrote diary and journal entries recording their own experiences processing their year during the COVID pandemic. Their moving personal accounts link their personal experiences to experiences in China and globally.  Visit our project page for more information on the project and selected student writings.

Resources and Strategies for Teaching about Asian America and Responding to Anti-Asian Racism. Educators have a critical role to play in teaching about Asian America and, now more than ever, educating to combat anti-Asian racism and all forms of racism.  Developed for Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, May 2021, this TEA-NCTA resource offers educators a selective "toolkit" to address these goals during the May 2021 Awarness month and every day.