Indonesia
Photos [downloadable for reports]
Maps & Flag [downloadable for reports]
Links
The Land
  • Embassy of the United States, Jakarta, Indonesia (American Embassy Information Resource Center) Scan updates, including photos, of tsunami relief efforts as well as general information about Indonesia.
  • Indonesia (CIA World Factbook) Find up-to-date population figures and other statistics.
  • Introduction to Indonesia (The Great Mirror) A collection of beautiful, well-captioned photos of rural and urban sights to see in Indonesia
  • Living in Indonesia Site for Expats (The Expat Web Site Association) A mix of practical information about living in Indonesia, where to eat in Jakarta, in-country getaways from Jakarta, and more
  • Traveling in Indonesia This website is packed with information about Indonesia's provinces, cities, and sights to see.
  • Weather (CNN.com) Get the current weather conditions for Jakarta and other cities in Indonesia.
History and Government
  • History of Indonesia (answers.com) As you read about the history of Indonesia, follow links to related topics of interest.
The People
  • Article 27: Right to participate in cultural life and to protect intellectual property rights. Case Study: West Papua's Cultural Identity (BBC World Service) Read about the struggles of the indigenous people in the Indonesian province of West Papua.
  • Eggi's Village: Life among the Minangkabau of Indonesia (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology) A lively, photo-illustrated firsthand report on life in a West Sumatra (Indonesia) Minangkabau village
  • Survival Tactics of Indigenous People (students of Geography 378, "International Environmental Problems & Policy," University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire) Discusses how several indigenous peoples of Indonesia survived the tsunami that struck their home islands on December 26, 2004
  • University of Indonesia Learn about admissions, programs, and campus life at the University of Indonesia.
Cultural Life
  • Indonesia and Malaysian Batik: The History and Technique of Batik (Asia-art.net) Read about this unique fabric-dyeing process.
  • Indonesian Art Gallery View colorful examples of contemporary Indonesian art.
  • Pramoedya Ananta Toer: mute no more (salon.com) Read an interview with Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Indonesia's top novelist.
  • The Spirit of the Circle in Randai Performances, Dance Art of West Sumatra Photographs (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology) Dramatic black-and-white photographs accompany two short essays about dance and music in the Minangkabau culture of West Sumatra, Indonesia.
  • Wayang Kulit Shadow Play (Bali & Beyond) View this photo-illustrated Web page to learn more about the ancient Indonesian art of shadow play, or puppetry. Click on additional links to more information about regional variations of Wayang Kulit and even how to make the shadow figures and related props.
  • What is Gamelan? (Bali & Beyond) Find out what makes this Indonesian orchestra music distinctive on this photo-illustrated Web page. Follow links to learn more about the history, instruments, and regional variations of gamelan.
The Economy
  • Country Briefings: Indonesia (Economist.com) The latest articles about the Indonesian economy
  • The Economic History of Indonesia (EH.Net Encyclopedia) Follow the evolution of this industrializing nation's economy from its nineteenth-century colonial past to modern times.
  • Indonesia Facts and Figures (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries-OPEC) View OPEC's statistics about Indonesia's oil and natural gas reserves and exports.
  • The Universal Currency Converter (xe.com) Compare the currency of Indonesia with the currency of other nations around the world.
For More Information
  • Country Profile: Indonesia (BBC News) Find up-to-date headlines, colorful maps, timeline, overview, and watch video news clips.
  • Indonesia (CountryReports.org) Find general country information, including geography, government, economy, etc.
  • Lonely Planet Travel tips and country info
  • national-anthems.net (slawek.com) Listen to Indonesia's National Anthem.
Teacher Resources
  • Adding Fuel to the Fire: Examining Interconnections between Energy Consumption, Fuel Emissions, and Gross Domestic Product in Select Countries (The New York Times on the Web Learning Network Teacher Connections) Students research and discuss a number of industrialized countries, including Indonesia, in the context of environmental concerns about greenhouse emissions and global warming. (Grades 6-12)
  • discoveryschool.com: Students may view a video clip about the equator. Then they study Indonesia or one of four other countries located on the equator to write an encyclopedia-styled entry about their country for a (fictitious) Encyclopedia of the Equator. (Grades 6-8)
  • Help Is on the Way: Exploring International Relief Efforts to Aid South Asia (The New York Times on the Web Learning Network Teacher Connections) Students explore relief efforts aimed at Indonesia and the other South Asian countries affected by the December 26, 2004, undersea earthquake and tsunamis.
  • What You Preach: Examining the Acceptance and Rejection of Religious Beliefs throughout History (The New York Times on the Web Learning Network Teacher Connections) Students analyze the historical and modern meanings and practice of religious tolerance around the world. A New York Times article about an incident in Indonesia is the springboard for discussion. (Grades 6-12)
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