The USC U.S.-China Institute hosts its 10th anniversary conference on September 29, 2016 at the USC Radisson Hotel.
ASIA IN THE K-12 CURRICULUM
The USC U.S. - China Institute (USCI) is committed to improving teaching about China and the rest of Asia. Together with the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA), the U.S. Department of Education, college and university partners, and California school districts, we offer professional development seminars and workshops to help teachers bring more of Asia to their students. USCI is a NCTA national coordinating site.
Focusing on helping teachers address the California history, social studies, and language arts standards, we offer presentations on the history and culture of Asia, as well as discuss how Asian case studies can be used to explore a variety of issues. Seminars and workshops include discussions on American depictions of East Asia in film, human rights in Asia, war and revolution, economic development and social change, and much more.
Fall 2014 Seminar at USC
Past Professional Development Seminars for K-12 Educators
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Asia In My Classroom Web Forum
How are California teachers incorporating Asia-related materials into their classrooms? Join our online discussion community and find out!
Teachers of all levels and subjects are invited to join our "Asia in My Classroom" forum. To become a registered user (enabling you to post to the board), please e-mail us your request along with your name, school, and the grades and subjects you teach.
Registered users - The forum has just been moved to the USC server and can be accessed here: http://uschinaforum.usc.edu
How do we know what we know about China? The images most Americans hold of China were shaped by news coverage. Our multipart documentary series Assignment: China focuses on the journalists who have described the remarkable changes in China since the 1940s. Two of the most influential moments in this history were the Nixon visit in 1972 and the Tiananmen demonstrations of 1989.
The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a book talk by Matthew Kahn, an economic expert on climate change policy and USC professor. In "Blue Skies over Beijing," Kahn looks at life in China's cities from the personal perspectives of the rich, middle class, and poor, and how they cope with the stresses of pollution.
The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a book talk by Duncan Clark, whose new book chronicles Jack Ma's rise from an English teacher to the founder of one of the world's biggest companies, Alibaba.