BOOKS, APPS AND MORE

UNESCO Teacher’s Guide for Shared Histories of Southeast Asia

The Guide provides information and tips on how to utilize or customize the materials to maximize their teaching practices. It also introduces important pedagogical tools: How to work with complex vocabulary, active learning, the benefits of differentiation and example of assessment rubric.

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Shared Histories Children’s Book (Volume 1)

WE ALL EAT RICE

People in Southeast Asia like to eat rice. We eat rice everyday, but do we all eat the same kind of rice? Rice is actually more than food. It is a central element in many cultural traditions. Let’s discover the world of this fascinating plant.

  • Type: Non-fiction
  • Audience: Children (8-12 years-old)
  • Available languages: English and Thai
  • Publishers: UNESCO and Sarakadee Press (Viriyah Business Co., Ltd.)

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Thai version (ภาษาไทย) please contact Sarakadee Magazine

Shared Histories Children’s Book (Volume 2)

SECRET OF SPICES

Over the centuries, people have discovered the secrets of the tropical plants that we now know as “spices”. They flavor food, cure illnesses, color lives and honor gods and ancestors. Have you heard about the “spice trade”? Do you know that Southeast Asia was the centre of spice production and trade? Do you know that some spices were more valuable than gold? Let’s find out about their secrets! It is amazing that people traveled across the world to acquire them and how they influenced the history, ideas and relationships between people in Southeast Asia and the world.

  • Type: Non-fiction
  • Audience: Children (8-12 years-old)
  • Available languages: English and Thai
  • Publishers: UNESCO and Sarakadee Press (Viriyah Business Co., Ltd.)

DOWNLOAD HERE (English)

Thai version (ภาษาไทย) please contact Sarakadee Magazine


Sea Wander

Mobile app

UNESCO-Microsoft Hackathon Winner

Travel through Southeast Asia and discover traditional children’s games, silk weaving and a folktale about the discovery of rice.

App compatible with Android 4.1+

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Histolearn

Mobile app

UNESCO-Microsoft Hackathon First Runner-up

Learn Southeast Asia history with Augmented Reality Technology (AR). Answer quiz or create your own.

App compatible with Android 4.1+

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Free Online Tools: Quizzes, Polls and Games

Many online tools are now available to facilitate the production of hand-outs and quizzes. Here is a non-exhaustive selection of sites that offer free access.

Quizworks

Quizzes of up to 15 questions, featuring MCQs, free text and fill in the blanks.

QuizStar

Online quizzes.

Poll Everywhere

Poll tool for up to 25 responses.

Kahoot!

Quiz games, compatible with mobile phones.

Qzzr

Online quizzes (free basic plan).

Quizlet.com

Words sets, definitions, flashcards, interactive vocabulary review games, compatible with mobile phones. 


Unit 1: People and Places

Teaching kit, with 6 lesson plans and associated resources and handouts.

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People and Places examines the interaction between the peoples of Southeast Asia and their various environments across time and space.

Unit 2: Early Centres of Power

Teaching kit, with 5 lesson plans and associated resources and handouts.

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How did early cities grew into kingdoms? Explore their governance systems, technology and culture.

Unit 3: Rice and Spice

Teaching kit, with 7 lesson plans and associated resources and handouts.

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It’s not gun; it’s rice and spice that holds social, cultural and political leverage in Southeast Asia all along.

Unit 4: Envisioning Southeast Asia

Teaching kit, with 7 lesson plans and associated resources and handouts.

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From institutions to culture and sports, explore how our today and tomorrow are the results of our historical formations.