About K-16 Outreach
The Asia Center promotes interest in and knowledge of Asia through public events, K12 outreach and teacher training, and partnerships with K12 public schools, post-secondary institutions and community organizations, and through creation of language courses across disciplines (CLAC). We collaborate with diverse entities to strengthen a K-career pipeline for language and area studies education that will produce fully bilingual or multilingual college graduates prepared to use their language and cultural skills in professional settings.
The Asia Center is in a unique position to promote language study as Utah leads the nation in K12 dual immersion, currently offered in Spanish, Portuguese, French, German and Chinese. Gathered here are resources for educators, students and the general public.
K-16 Outreach Resources
How to borrow a Terrace Teaching Trunk
- Submit a completed Teaching Trunk Request Form through Google Forms. Trunks are available first come first served. Please specify the dates you would like to borrow the trunk. Due to the weight and fragile nature of the content’s trunks are available for pick up or delivery only, Trunks will not be mailed. Delivery is only available to the following school districts: Salt Lake City, Granite, Canyons, Jordan, Davis County.
- Explore the Trunk and use the teaching guide that compliments the teaching trunk.
- Return the trunk after three weeks. Please make sure that all the contents are returned by checking off each item on the enclosed inventory form. Please note any lost or damaged items.
- Report the number of students impacted by the trunk.
- If you develop a lesson plan or classroom application, please consider sharing it with the Asia Center. Your work will be acknowledged and attributed to you and your insights will benefit other teachers in sharing this valuable component of Utah history.
Chinese Foodways Teaching Guide
Magic Ramen: The Story of Momofuko Ando
The Phone Booth in Mr. Hirota's Garden
Maizy Chen's Last Chance & the Chinese American Experience: What Happens When Family, Food, Fact & Fiction Intersect