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Travel to Bali and Lombok with GEEO and UW!

GEEO Tour to Bali and Lombok with SEACThe Global Exploration for Educators Organization and the Southeast Asia Center are teaming up to take teachers an educational journey to the Indonesian islands of Bali and Lombok!

Experience the best of Bali and Lombok on this adventure, offering you the perfect combination of guided excursions and free time to explore these fascinating islands at your own pace. We will bring you off the beaten path, where you’ll meet these islands' locals and gain insight into a completely different way of life.

In addition to the local guides arranged by GEEO, you will be accompanied by an academic representative from the University of Washington, who will help you process the experience for your classroom. This program is open to all educators and their guests.

Program Dates: July 25 – August 7, 2015
Program Cost: $1804 USD (airfare not included)

For detailed information and to register, visit:

K-12 Lesson Plans

Exploring Asia is a multi-year collaborative project of the Newspapers In Education (NIE) program of The Seattle Times and the University of Washington Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies Asia and Global Studies outreach centers. Each year NIE and the outreach centers produce a workshop for educators, a newspaper article series by UW and other scholars, and a teaching guide on a topic of importance to understanding contemporary Asia.  Click on the images below to view the teaching guide for each unit or click here to view each article within the units individually.

Islam In Asia (2012)

Asia and the Environment (2010)

Global Health: Asia in the 21st Century (2009)

Performing Arts in Asia (2008)

Youth Culture in Asia (2007)

Continuity and Change in Asia (2006) 

Islam in Southeast Asia is a curricular guide, intended for use by teachers in high schools and of introductory college courses, is one of several Asia Society projects designed to foster the study of Islamic communities in Asia east of Iraq as an important and little-studied part of Asia in history and today. The Education division at the Asia Society has originated these programs not only as part of its general mission to educate Americans about Asia, but also in response to educators’ requests for materials about the history, land, peoples, beliefs and cultures of the majority Muslim areas of Asia, which tend to be poorly resourced and infrequently studied at all levels of American education.


Additional K-12 Teaching and Learning Resources

  • Selective list of websites for teaching about Vietnam.
  • "One to Ten: Counting and Cosmology in Southeast Asia" by Kathy Foley.
  • "History, Legacy, and Art: Why teach about the Philippine-American War?", a handout from the Washington State Council for the Social Studies (WSCSS) presentation.
Southeast Asia Center
University of Washington
303 Thomson Hall
Box 353650
Seattle, WA 98195
(206) 543-9606 tel
(206) 685-0668 fax

Laurie Sears, Director

Rick Bonus, Director of Graduate Studies

Sara Van Fleet, Associate Director

Tikka Sears, Outreach Coordinator

Molly Wilskie-Kala, Program Coordinator

Mary Barnes, Program Assistant