Monolith: Hero’s Journey Project:This project provides the tools to understand the common heroic narrative that follows a heroic protagonist as he begins his journey, has transformative adventures, and returns home. This resources provides a formula to compare literary traditions across time and space, as well as specific examples: Mali’s Sunjata, South Asia’s Ramayana, and Japan’s Yamato.
Japan Foundation App “Kanji Memory Hint 1”: A learning tool for beginners.
Marugoto e-learning: A variety of online platforms for learning Japanese. Aimed at beginners.
Hirogaru: Provides articles and videos on a variety of topics, including anime, tea, and calligraphy.
Manga: exploring archetypes lesson plan: A lesson plan that uses manga to explore archetypes. Aimed at grade 9.
Literature and explring gender roles: Lesson compares gender roles in two Japanese novels: The Sailor who Fell from Grace with the Sea by Yukio Mishima and Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto (Literature Grades 11-12)
Godzilla vs. Power Rangers: The Development of Tokusatsu: Lesson looks at traditional influences of modern stories.
Using Manga to Decipher Non-fiction Text Lesson Plan
Japanese Folktales: Lesson Plan
Exploring World Cultures through Folktales: Lesson Plan
Who wants to be a millionaire game (from this site)
CCTV (China Central Television): Try the Documentary Channel (CCTV 9) and the Children’s Channel (CCTV 14), for learning basic vocabulary or focusing on a particular topic.
The Marco Polo Project: A good tool for reading comprehension
NYU Resources: A wealth of online resources for Chinese language teachers
Powerpoint Swap: A site where Chinese teachers share their powerpoint presentations on History, Culture, and Language
Easy Mandarin (youtube video series): Excellent resource for understanding everyday colloquial Mandarin
Easy Korean (youtube video series): everyday colloquial Korean
Korean through Folktales: A GREAT online book for teaching Korean culture and language through folktales.