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Intersections: East Asia and the Curriculum

This evening course is an introduction to the cultures of China, Japan, and Korea, with special emphasis on the arts and ideas that have driven the development of these three countries today. 

When:
September 12, 2017 5:30pm to December 12, 2017 8:30pm
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Start Date: September 12, 2017
End Date: December 12, 2017
Time Detail: Once a week for 3 hours (5:30-8:30 pm) / (A follow-up session will take place in Spring 2018. Dates TBA)
Location: Family Life Center, Mother of Sorrows School, 3264 Evergreen Drive, Murrysville, PA 15668
Type of Course: Face-to-Face Seminars and Workshops
Audience: K-12 Teachers, Librarians, and Media Specialists. No previous background in Asia is assumed. Teams of teachers as well as teachers in schools with NCTA alumni are strongly encouraged to apply.
Course Description:

This evening course is an introduction to the cultures of China, Japan, and Korea, with special emphasis on the arts and ideas that have driven the development of these three countries today. 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, librarians, 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.

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, including geography and world history standards.

Registration and Info:

Application Deadline is August 31, 2017

Registration form and more information can be found HERE

Offered to: Pennsylvania

 

Events

August 30, 2017 - 4:00pm
Los Angeles, California

The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a talk by Douglas Fuller from Zhejiang University. Fuller's new book, "Paper Tigers, Hidden Dragons," provides an in-depth longitudinal study of China's information technology industry and policy over the last 15 years. 

August 31, 2017 - 4:00pm
Los Angeles, California

USC US-China Institute director Clay Dube will ask Julie Makinen of the L.A. Times, Jonathan Karp of the Asia Society, and May Lee of CCTV what it takes to report on complex and ever-changing China.