East Asia: Past and Present
A 2020 Seminar for K-12 Educators
Are your students being prepared to engage with the wider world?
This free course is an introduction to the cultures of China, Japan, and Korea, with special emphasis on the ideas and cultural developments that make East Asia a distinct region. The seminar is designed to encourage and facilitate K-12 teaching and learning about East Asia in World History, Geography, Social Studies, Art, and World Literature. Media specialists, art teachers, world language teachers, and others are also well positioned to help foster a place for East Asia in your schools. Some class time will be devoted to group discussions of teaching materials and strategies appropriate for different teaching levels.
February 6, February 20, February 27
March 12, March 19
April 2, April 9, April 16, April 30
The seminar meets from 5:30 to 8:30 pm on Thursdays in Nicarry Hall Room 230. There is one required follow-up session in May/June of 2020.
Credits and Benefits:
Educators who attend all classes and complete all requirements will receive: $200 worth of teaching materials, including a free textbook and a year’s subscription to Education About Asia, a $200 stipend, two Act 48 credits (60 hours + 6 extra hours), a Certificate of Completion, and status as a National Consortium for Teaching About Asia (NCTA) alumni. Alumni status gives you eligibility to participate in a variety of NCTA short courses and study tours.
2 Act 48 Credits (60 hours + 6 hours) will be provided for free to teachers who complete all requirements of the seminar.
MEETING THE STANDARDS
This seminar will provide you with both the content and resources needed to implement the study of East Asia into your curriculum in accordance with the state’s academic standards. No previous background in Asia is assumed. Teams of teachers as well as teachers in schools with NCTA alumni are strongly encouraged to apply.
Spend ten weeks learning about East Asia’s culture, history, and society, and earn continuing education credit as well!
This seminar is funded by the Freeman Foundation, in association with the Asian Studies Center, University Center for International Studies and the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia at the University of Pittsburgh.