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K-12 Educators

We are pleased to offer the following services and resources to K-12 educators based in the United States:

Video Conferencing

Our primary form of outreach to educators and K-12 students outside of the Southern Indiana area are video conference presentations. These video conferences are given free of charge provided the school has the necessary equipment. All of our video conferences are handled through the Center for Interactive Collaboration and Learning. To learn more about our offerings, view our video conference page or visit the IAUNRC page at CILC.

Presentations in the Bloomington and Southern Indiana Area

We are happy to present any of our video conference topics as well as custom tailored, Inner Asia or Uralic themed lessons to classrooms that are located in Bloomington or in the Southern Indiana area. Please contact us if you are interested in arranging a visit to your classroom. Visits to schools outside of Bloomington in particular require a significant period of time to arrange.

Lesson Plans

The IAUNRC has created or sponsored a number of lesson plans on Central Eurasian topics that are available for use by educators, free of charge. Our lesson plans come in multiple formats; some include powerpoints, worksheets, secondary documentation, and various media that can be used at the discretion of the teacher. Visit our lesson plans page to view our offerings.

Teacher Training

The Center often holds teaching training workshops in locations in the state of Indiana to share pedagogical approaches to Central Eurasian historical and cultural topics. An overview of our past workshops as well as information on any upcoming workshops can be viewed at our teacher training workshops page.

Loanable Materials

The IAUNRC is home to a collection of several thousand items that can be loaned, free of charge, for non-commercial use to instructors and students of non-profit educational institutions. Our collection includes DVDs, cultural clothing items, books, audio recordings, and regional crafts. Visit our loanable resources page to view the items in our collection. Loan requests can be made at our loan request form.

Free Learning Materials

The IAUNRC has produced a number of free DVDs and learning materials to support the study of languages or cultures in our region. In particular we are happy to have produced DVDs specifically on the topic of Music and Culture in Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, and Mongolia. These materials are sent free of charge for non-commercial use to educators at United States non-profit institutions. Please view our free learning materials page to see our offerings.