Media Resources

Media Resources: Film and Immersive Experiences

These sites collect video curricular supplements to enrich classroom teaching. 

Asian Americans

PBS documentary series that “casts a new lens on U.S. history and the ongoing role that Asian Americans have played.”

Asian Educational Media Service (AEMS)

AEMS is a program of the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Site includes a database of audio-visual media resources, lesson plans for particular films, and the website Digital Asia offering educators not only the annotated films via live-streaming, but also “free downloadable documents of curriculum materials, accessible film transcripts, background materials about each film, and a clear method to order the full-length films.” 

Becoming American: The Chinese Experience

Links to information on Bill Moyers’ special PBS series  Becoming American, with educational resources. 

Focus on Asia (from The Global Environmental Justice Documentaries)    

“This interdisciplinary collection of 25 documentaries and teacher’s guides explores under-reported stories about the link between human rights and environmental protection.  The project is curated by faculty from Whittier College, Yale, NYU and Brandeis. It is produced by Face to Face Media with support from the Henry Luce Foundation and the Global Reporting Centre and delivered online by Docuseek2.  Subscription costs overall are low thanks to underwriting from the foundation. Past and present participants in the Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment (LIASE) can claim free 3-year subscriptions.

Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS)

“The Korean Culture and Information Service was launched in 1971 as an arm of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. It serves as a communication bridge to promote Korea overseas, to shed light on international cultural exchanges and to bring that news back to the Korean audience.”

Virtual Angkor

“Virtual Angkor is a groundbreaking collaboration between Virtual History Specialists, Archaeologists and Historians designed to bring the Cambodian metropolis of Angkor to life. Built for the classroom, it has been created to take students into a 3D world and to use this simulation to ask questions about Angkor’s place in larger networks of trade and diplomacy, its experience with climate variability and the structure of power and kingship that underpinned the city.”  

Media Resources: Visual Art

These sites specialize in visual art, including photographs, drawings and paintings.

For museums specializing in Asian art and artifacts, see our curated list of local, national and international Museums on the Teaching Through Art page. 

Caribbean and Southeast Asian Digital

University of Leiden’s collection of photographs, prints, and drawings acquired by The Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV), searchable at the Leiden University Library Catalogue. 

Heilbrunn’s Timeline of Art History

The Metropolitan Museum’s art history timeline, offering timelines for art history in Central and North AsiaEast Asia, and South and Southeast Asia

Himalayan Art Resources

A comprehensive education and research database and virtual museum of Himalayan art, including images of art from museum, university, and private collections throughout the world, and documentation of Himalayan art objects that are known through past or present collections or publications.