Louisiana 2019-2020

University of Alabama at Birmingham Online Summer Seminar

Connecting Students to East Asia with 

Images, Maps and Texts

July 6-17, 2020

University of Alabama at Birmingham Online 

Seminar offered to Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina Teachers

Seminar also offered to teachers in the southern counties* of West Virginia.

Monday - Friday

8 am - 11 am CDT / 9 am - 12 pm EDT (M - F)


This 30-hour summer seminar will explore the role of texts and images in shaping our understanding of histories and cultures in East Asia.  We will examine primary sources from China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam and investigate what they represent and how they are represented. Gain new insights into your subject, explore teaching resources, and write lesson plans you can use. 

Certificate of Completion (36 hours) will be given to all teachers who complete the course requirements.

LEARN from experts on Asian history, culture, art, etc.

EXPLORE resources about China, Korea, Japan and Vietnam for your lessons and classes

PREPARE lesson plans for your classes.

Earn Benefits:

  • $200 stipend upon completion of seminar requirements

  • $200 worth of teaching materials

  • 36 hours of continuing education credit will be offered for Alabama teachers.

  • Free textbook

  • Eligibility to participate in NCTA study tours to East Asia


Course Structure

  • Course Meeting Dates (online): July 6-17, 2020
  • Course Schedule (online): Monday - Friday (8 am - 11 am CDT / 9 am - 12 pm EDT)
  • Orientation meeting (online): Thursday, June 11 at 6:30 pm CDT/ 7:30 pm EDT
  • Follow-up (online): Thursday, October 1 (mid-autumn festival) 6:30 pm CDT/ 7:30 pm EDT


To apply: please complete our online application here.

Registration opened until seminar is filled.
*West Virginia Counties include Greenbriar, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Monroe, Raleigh, Summers and Wyoming.


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