Re. Japan and Asia?
Edith, here are some websites that might be of help. I have to admit I haven't explored all of them but some are pretty good.
Asia for Educators
Visual Sourcebook for Chinese Civilization
The British Museum, Children's Compass page has a lot of activities and a great compass page for older kids.
Time Asia.com Asia information
Asia news and information
Oklahoma Consortium for Teaching About Asia
Japanese tea ceremonies
Castles of Japan
Web Kids Japan
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