Chasing Leviathan: The Environmental, Social and Economic Impacts of Whaling

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.

Welcome to the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia (NCTA) at the University of Pittsburgh

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.

 

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New to NCTA?
The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) funded by the Freeman Foundation and launched in 1998, is a nationwide initiative to... New to NCTA?
Find a seminar in your state
The NCTA coordinating site at Pitt serves an 11 state region from Maryland to Minnesota. If you are  K-12 educator looking for a seminar about... Find A Seminar in Your State!
NCTA National
NCTA at Pitt is just one of the coordinating sites within the Unites States. NCTA is a nationwide initiative, supported by the Freeman Foundation,... Visit NCTA National Site
Benefits for K-12 Educators
Benefits for K-12 teachers who complete all the requirements of the NCTA seminars vary according to the type of NCTA seminar taken (the 30-hours... Benefits for Teachers
Study in Asia
NCTA alumni are eligible for a variety of summer experiences in East Asia sponsored by both the University of Pittsburgh coordinating site and the... Learn More
EAGLE
The East Asia Gateway for Linking Educators (EAGLE) Is an online database of materials for NCTA teachers, a media collection database, and the blog... Learn More