Those with an interest in how to share and teach information globally about the Tōhoku earthquake/tsunami and its aftermath will be interested in the website Teach 3.11, a non-profit educational project of the Forum for the History of Science in Asia. As stated on their website:
Teach 3.11 is a multi-language collaborative project that helps teachers, students, and scholars locate and share educational resources about the historical contexts of scientific and technical issues related to understanding large-scale disasters, such as the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disasters in Japan.
- “What should I read?”
- “What should I teach?”
- “Who studies these issues?”
Teach 3.11 collects, annotates, and organizes various scholarly work on these subjects, and in order to make these materials more accessible to a global audience, relies on volunteers to translate information on these works into a variety of languages. This includes recent books and articles, films, web resources, and also teaching modules for educators.
You can browse by the above categories, or select browsing by language, which currently includes English, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and Bahasa Indonesian. This is a fantastic source of information on the 3.11 disaster and the breadth of its impact on everyday lives, science, health, government, and a variety of other areas. Teach 3.11 makes its information available via RSS feed and also maintains a twitter, so you can choose your preferred method to follow their work as it is updated. Be sure to check it out!