This issue of Talking Points wishes you a Happy New Year and takes note of some of the noted Chinese who passed away this year and some talented Americans who contributed to greater understanding of China. And we note the passing of George Michael, the British musician who helped expand China's cultural universe in the 1980s.
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
Teaching About Asia Monthly E-mail Newsletter
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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
The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a book talk by Terry Lautz to examine the life of John Birch, an American missionary and military intelligence officer in China during WWII. He was killed in a dispute with Chinese Communist soldiers and later became the namesake of the controversial right-wing John Birch Society.
Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a book talk by Stein Ringen. In "The Perfect Dictatorship: China in the 21st Century," Stein examines how China’s distinctive governmental system works and where it may be moving.