K-12 Resources

Southeast Asia Trunk

The Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame offers the Traveling Trunks of Africa, Asia and Latin America free of charge to educators in the Michiana area. These treasure chests of engaging materials from around the world help students learn about the diverse cultures of these regions through hands-on activities. Each trunk comes with a curriculum guide, books, music CDs, instruments and cultural items.

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To check availability of this trunk, view availability calendar here.
To request this trunk, complete the request form here. 
No reservations being taken at this time.

Curriculum Guide

The curriculum guide is a CD filled with content descriptions, country profiles, lesson plans, and teaching resources.


Aruego, Jose. Rockabye Crocodile: A Folktale from the Philippines
Asian Cultural Center for UNESCO. Folktales from Asia for Children Everywhere: Book 4
Conger, David. Asian Children's Favorite Stories: A Treasury of Folktales
Hanh, Thich Nhat. The Dragon Prince: Stories and Legends from Vietnam
Kemp, Hans. Carrying Cambodia
Kiester, Gloria. Games Children Sing: Malaysia
Lim, Robin. A Ticket to: Indonesia
Marsden, Carolyn. Silk Umbrellas
Pundyk, Grace. Welcome to Malaysia

Musical Instruments

  • Carved Djembe, Bali Style
  • Batik Drum
  • Bungkau
  • Chirping Cricket
  • Panpipes – Philippines
  • Small Dan Moi
  • Thunder Tube
  • Vietnamese Clacker
  • Wood Xylophone, Angklung Instrument

Cultural Items

Bangle Delight Basket – Laos
Barong Ket Cultural Mask – Indonesia
Carved Wooden Elephant – Thailand
Congkak – Malaysia
Curious Cross – Cambodia
Indonesia Style Tiki Mask – Indonesia
Laotian Treasure Basket – Laos
Money (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam)
Flags (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam)

CDs and DVDs

Air Mail Music: Cambodge – Cambodia
Air Mail Music: Thailand
Boua Xou Mua - The Music of the Hmong People of Laos
Music of Indonesia, Vol. 12: Gongs and Vocal Music from Sumatra
The Rough Guide to the Music of Vietnam
Borneo: An Island in the Clouds (DVD)


Southeast Asia Political Map
Peoples of Mainland Southeast Asia Map


Please make reservations at least one week before your requested pick-up to allow us time to inventory and prepare the trunk. 

It is our goal to have as many trunks in circulation as possible. Trunks may be borrowed for up to one month. Please borrow only for the amount of time you need the trunk so other educators have as much access to the trunk as possible.


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