Join us for this FREE professional development mini course on the world of Whaling from New England to Europe to Japan. Speakers will address topics such the lives of sailors, what parts of a whale and what kinds of whales were harvested, the global commodity chain of whaling, the background to the history of whaling in Japan, and a challenge to the contemporary Japanese narrative about the importance of whaling to Japan. Class time will also include a presentation on the early use of black and white documentary film in conjunction with the American Experience documentary Into the Deep, and a curriculum session with a master teacher. Free ACT 48 hours, materials, parking, and meals, including a copy of Into the Deep. Space limited so please register by Monday, February 24, 2020.
For over 20 years, the NCTA has worked with thousands of K-12 educators to provide high-quality professional development opportunities. Funded by the Freeman Foundation, NCTA gets teachers quickly up to speed on the histories, arts, cultures, politics, languages and literatures of East Asia, with a particular focus on China, Japan and Korea. The core of our professional development opportunities are our 36-hour seminars for educators, taught by university faculty throughout our eleven state region of Alabama, Delaware, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. In addition to our core seminars, we also host other professional development opportunities, such as workshops, webinars, online book discussions, and study tours to East Asia. We look forward to working with you.