UNC-Chapel Hill believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to gain global knowledge and participate in our globally interconnected world. To that end, the University has several established programs for K-12 and community colleges. These initiatives include World View, which specializes in professional development for educators; the Ackland Art Museum, which holds the largest Asian art collection in the Southeast U.S. and hosts Asia-related workshops and events; Carolina Performing Arts, UNC’s official performing arts center bringing the world’s best artists to North Carolina; and Carolina Navigators, which loans culture kits to K-14 teachers free of charge.
There are many wonderful opportunities for K-12 and community college educators to expand their global knowledge about Asia. There are online workshops, simulcasts, webinars, book groups, seminars in NC and other locations, summer institutes, field studies, and more. If you have a specific question or want to look at multimedia resources, we can direct you to other online resources.
The classroom is a crucial place for students to develop global awareness and become more culturally competent. The Carolina Asia Center supports educators by providing lesson plans that infuse Asia content into everyday topics. We aim to help teachers adapt their lesson plans and pedagogy to foster acceptance and promote success in an increasingly diverse classroom environment.
Come browse our online database of books. You can search by region and topic or browse titles.
We provide a library of Asian-infused book sets and video sets for free. Book Sets include Asian Historical Fiction, Children’s Literature from Asia, Asian Folktales 1 and 2 and Bilingual Asian Book Set.
Explore community, business and educational organizations that focus on Asian languages and cultures.