University of Vermont

ASOP's Cultural Kits

Interactive ways for Vermont students to learn about Japan, Thailand and China.

The Asian Studies Outreach Program library has over 15 cultural kits that are available for schools to borrow free of charge to help teach about Asia. Kits, such as the Gyotaku kit, are an interactive way for Vermont students to learn about the history and traditions of Japan, Thailand and China.

Kits on Japan include the Japan Daily Life Kit, Japanese Tea Ceremony Kit, Japan Games and Celebration Kit, and a Japan K-8 kit that includes artifacts of interest specifically to younger students. Kits on China include the Chinese Minority Clothing Kit, Chinese Calligraphy Kit, Chinese Knotting Kit, and a China K-8 and 9-12 Kit. Kits from Thailand include the Thai Arts and Crafts Kit, Thai Puppets, and Thai Shadow Puppets. To view a full listing of kits, please visit our Cultural Kits page.

Borrowing kits are on a first-come, first-serve basis, so please contact the office ahead of time to reserve your kit.