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Teaching East Asia in the Middle School (TEAMS)

These lesson plans were developed by middle school teachers at our 1996-98 TEAMS workshops, based on National Council for the Social Studies themes. Each volume contains lesson plans, outlines, and activities that present central issues related to East Asia in a systematic and easy-to-understand way.

Volumes 1 and 2 are available for purchase. Please review the ordering information and price list for more details about payment.

TEAMS Vol. 1 (1996)

For students to successfully compete in a global society, they must have a working knowledge of the culture, governments, geographic locations, and economic policies of Asia.

This guide, developed by teachers for teachers, is thematically and geographically organized. It contains:

  • More than 40 practical lesson plans, outlines, and activities
  • 130 pages, including five maps

Vol. 1 is available for purchase and may also be bought as a set with Vol. 2.

TEAMS Vol. 2 (1997)

The following are selected lesson plans from TEAMS Vol. 2 that are available in free PDF files. Copies of the entire Vol. 2 are also available for purchase.

Theme A: People, Places, and Environment
Theme B: Technology, Production, Distribution, and Consumption
Theme C: Cultures, Continuity, and Change
Theme D: Aesthetics, Celebrations, and Values
Theme E: Instructions, Power, and Government
Theme F: United States and Global Connections

TEAMS Vol. 3 (1998)

The following are selected lesson plans from TEAMS Vol. 3 that are available in free PDF files.