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Asia Today

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Asia has some of the world’s oldest civilizations—and some of the most significant today. This new supplement explores the past achievements of leading Asian nations and examines the international role they will play in the future in politics, electronics, finance, marketing and trade. A special “How Many Californias” feature helps students understand Asian countries by comparing them to our most populous state. This supplement is a perfect choice for May, which is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Supplement comes with a FREE Teacher Guide that can extend deliveries of newspapers up to four weeks. Because creation of this supplement was made possible by the support of Ford Motor Company Fund, it is branded with the Fund logo and includes a quarter-page thank you ad acknowledging the Fund’s support on the inside back cover. NIE programs are free, however, to seek local sponsorship, and to use the back page to acknowledge local sponsors. The support of Ford Motor Company Fund may open doors for sponsorship by local Ford dealerships. No competing auto companies may be sponsors. These materials are not available in Michigan.

Sample Newspaper Activity
The continent of Asia is both an ancient continent and a very modern continent. As the world moves ahead in the 21st century, Asian nations are carving out new roles of significance in business, trade and international affairs. Find a story about an Asian nation in the newspaper. Write a paragraph describing why this nation is in the news. Write a second paragraph describing why this is important to the United States or other nations.

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Asian American organizations, Asian American Chambers of Commerce or business groups, Asian business groups, Asian trade groups, Asian consulates, Asian American cultural associations