Global East Asia: History & Culture Beyond Borders
2020 NCTA Baltimore Seminar
"Globalization" is one of the most prevalent terms in today's K-12 curriculum-but how often does that term privilege Western events and culture? This seminar aims to change that by looking at the "global" through an East Asian lens. Each lecture, given by a UMBC professor, will highlight the impact of global events on the region as well as the role of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean history and culture on the global stage. The lecturers will introduce a variety or written and visual source material, making the seminar perfect for K-12 history and social studies educators, art educators, librarians, and literature and world language teachers. No previous background in East Asia is presumed.
Seminars: Saturdays, 9:00am-3:30pm (UMBC Fine Arts N., Rm 533)
(Light breakfast and lunch will be provided, and parking is free!)
Benefits to participants who complete the 36-hour course, and course requirements*
a $200 stipend upon completion of the course
$200 worth of teaching materials for your classroom (including complimentary textbooks and a one-year subscription to Education about Asia journal
access to NCTA programs, such as eligibility for discounted study tours of East Asia, online book clubs, summer institute opportunities, and teaching resources
a Certificate of Completion from the University of Pittsburgh
Requirements: Each teacher will complete a Philosophical Essay, one lesson plan, and a mini-grant proposal
To Apply: Please send your completed application to Julie Rosenthal (firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday, February 22, 2020
If you have any questions, please contact the Baltimore Seminar Coordinator, Dr. Julie Oakes, at 410-455-3723 or email@example.com
The national program is sponsored by the Freeman Foundation, in association with the Asian Studies Center, University Center for International Studies of the University of Pittsburgh, and the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia (NCTA). The Maryland seminar program is presented in conjunction with the UMBC History Department.