U.C. Berkley has some interesting web based curriculi that focuses on Southeast Asia. The design is a little dated, but the section on the Ramayana was of particular interest to me as I was preparing for this fall's puppet unit. The are some great source images of scenes from the Ramayama from different cultures as well as a script of the Ramayana that was adapted by Middle School students for use with a shadow puppet play.
As a busy teacher, it is hard to find time to look over new comic books, especially ones that I am not interested in to read for myself. Here are a few sites that give good reviews of kid friendly comics and graphic novels that I turn to when I am wondering whether to make additions to my classroom library:
Girls Love Comics - lots of information about Shojo Manga (manga aimed at female readers).
Great Comics for Kids - a part of the School Library Journal website. A very active blog with new content nearly every day.
History of Animation - self described as an alternative "to the history taught by the big studios, this blog is about independent animation, fine arts animation, international animation, and experimental animation history."
Around the U.S. most students are returning to school. Champaign-Urbana Schools Foundation has graciously renewed funding for the piloting of these projects in my local classroom. In this year's proposal I pledged to post lesson plans and resources more regularly on this site in addition to the student examples that are already found here.