In the U.S., we have the freedom to choose homeschooling as an option to educate our families. But across the world it is not an option for many. And by option, I mean it is illegal to homeschool their children. Can you even imagine being denied this right? To have to take your homeschool “underground”? To have limited or even no textbooks or resources in which to use with your children?
I’m overjoyed to have recently had a chance to help families in Asia gain quality homeschooling materials to educate their children! This has provided a great opportunity for more discussion in our home about rights and freedoms.
And because I can never turn down an opportunity to link learning with real life, I’ve collected various educational resources for learning about Asia that can stand alone or be compiled into a unit study. This is certainly not an exhaustive list and you won’t find resources for each of the 48 countries that make up the continent of Asia.
We’ll be using some of these in the next week or two to gain more knowledge about the families we hope to help.
Free Asia Learning Resources
Asia Lesson Plans & Resources – Homeschool Creations
Bold Believers Activity Books – Kids of Courage (Numerous Asian countries. You must register for free to download.)
Asia Worksheets & Printables – abcteach
Montessori Continent Activities for Asia – Living Montessori Now
Let’s Travel Through Asia Unit – Squidoo
Asia Geography Videos – National Geographic (6-12 grades)
Mission Friends Curriculum – The Lutheran Church (There are quite a few different Asian countries available. The units are full of learning ideas.)
Asia Resources & Printables – Activity Village
Asia Copywork & Word Puzzles – Write Bonnie Rose
Free Learning Resources for Asian Countries
All About China – Enchanted Learning
All About Japan – Enchanted Learning
India Learning Printables – The Homeschool Den
Montessori Inspired Activities for China – Living Montessori Now
Montessori Inspired Activities for Japan – Living Montessori Now
Free Lesson Plan About the Silk Road – Indiana University (6-12 grades)
China Lapbook – Homeschool Share
Vietnam Lapbook – Homeschool Share
Japan Lapbook – Homeschool Share
Philippines Lapbook – Homeschool Share
Sri Lanka Lapbook – 123 Homeschool 4 Me
Let’s Learn About South Korea – RainbowKids.com
Free China Lapbook – Homeschool Helper Online
Free India Lapbook – Homeschool Helper Online
India Unit Study – Free Homeschool Lessons
Other Asia Learning Activities
Activities for Studying China – Adventures in Mommydom
Watch the Giant Panda Cam – National Zoo
Do a unit study on an animal found in Asian countries like pandas, tigers, elephants, or the rhinoceros.
- monsoons and tsunamis
- ancient civilizations in Asia
- silk production
Watch YouTube videos on traditional Asian dance or the different martial arts.
Make an authentic recipe from an Asian country.
There are so many different arts and crafts projects that could be done. I’ve started collecting ideas which you can check out on my Asia Unit Pinterest Board here.
I hope you can find some of these resources useful in your own learning time!