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Asia-Pacific Living Heritage Lesson Plan 2023
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Seoul; Bangkok; Jeonju | 2023 |
Corporate author: 
Asia and the Pacific

In partnership with UNESCO Bangkok and ICHCAP (International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region), APCEIU (Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding) carried out “Bringing Living Heritage to the Classroom in the Asia-Pacific” since 2020. As a part of this multi-year project, the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Living Heritage Lesson Plan Contest 2023, co-organized by UNESCO Bangkok, APCEIU, and ICHCAP was launched and 18 lesson plans from 10 countries – Bhutan, China, India, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, The Philippines, Singapore, and Viet Nam - were selected as follows.


- Saykha Offering (Subject: English), Tsirangtoe Central School, Bhutan

- Setting Up a Herbarium, Learning about Medicinal Herbs and their Cultural and Traditional Uses in the Community (Subject: Science/Grades 7–9), Zilukha Middle Secondary School, Bhutan

- Shamanistic Worship and Propitiation to the Spirits (Subject: Bhutan History and Civics and Citizenship Education/Grade 8), Bajothang Higher Secondary School, Bhutan

- Beauty of Intangible Cultural Heritage (Subject: Foundations of College Art Education/ Freshman Year), Anhui Medical University, China

- The Folk Custom of Building the Peace Kiln for the Mid-Autumn Festival in Jingdezhen (Subject: Mathematics/Grade 7), Jingdezhen No.13 Secondary School, China - When Xiabu Meets Batik (Subject: Art/Grade 5–6), ChongQing Shuren Primary School, China

- Agricultural Practices (Subject: Biology/Grade 8), Paramita Heritage School, India

- Living Heritage – Quilting in the Kalbelia Community of Rajasthan (Subject: Social Science/Grade 9), St. Stephen's Senior Secondary School, India

- My City: Varanasi (Subject: Environmental Studies/Grade 2), Sunbeam School Lahartara, India - Bringing Back the Javanese Saka Calendar through Ethnomathematics (Subject: Mathematics/Grade 7–12), Binus School Bekasi, Indonesia

- Song, Play, and Dance (Subject: Interdisciplinary for Indonesian Language, Balinese Culture, Music and Physical Education/Grade 3), Green School Bali, Indonesia

- Teaching Sound Wave with Sundanese Traditional Instruments (Subject: Physics/Grade 8), Binus School Bekasi, Indonesia

- Wau – The Malays Traditional Kite: Introduction, Wau Bulan Appreciation, Wau Making and Flying Workshop and Wau Corner (Subject: Traditional Games/Grades 4–5), SMU (A) Tarbiah Islamiah (SABK), Malaysia

- Himalayan Aromatic Incense-Making and Meditation Workshop (Subject: Economics and Social Studies/ Grades 8–9, 11–12), Pragati Pathshala, Nepal

- Influence of Biodiversity on the Stability of Ecosystems (Subject: Science/Grade 10), Philippine Normal University Mindanao, The Philippines

- Understanding the Nature of Religion: From the Perspective of the Tripeople (Christians, Muslims, & Lumads) of Kidapawan City, North Cotabato (Subject: Humanities and Social Sciences/Grade 12), Kidapawan City National High School, The Philippines

- Bongsan Talchum that Helps the Community Become More Sustainable (Subject: Korean Language and Literature, Social Studies, P.E., Arts/Grade 6), Kimje Buk Elementary School, Republic of Korea

- Exploring Community Gardens – How and why are they so precious to humans? (Subject: Geography/Grade 9), Admiralty Secondary School, Singapore

Resource Type: 
Curriculum, teaching-learning materials and guides
Civic / Citizenship / Democracy
Diversity / cultural literacy / inclusive
Sustainable development / sustainability
Level of education: 
Primary education
Secondary education
Higher education
Intangible heritage
global citizenship