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War, Revolution, and Nation-Making: East Asia Since 1900

Session(s) date

Session(s) date: 
Monday, September 21, 2015 - 5:00pm to Monday, December 7, 2015 - 8:00pm
The USC U.S. – China Institute and the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) are offering a no-cost professional development opportunity open to all K-12 educators. The course will take place at the USC campus from September to December, 2015. 
Application deadline: Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 4pm
Enrollment is limited to 24 participants. Sessions will meet at USC for eight Monday evening sessions from 5:00 to 8:00pm and two Saturday sessions. Complimentary on-campus parking and refreshments will be provided.    
Focusing on helping teachers address the California history, social studies, and language arts standards, we will offer presentations on the history and culture of the region, as well as discuss how East Asian case studies can be used to explore a variety of issues.
  • $250 stipend 
  • Nine (9) USC Rossier School of Education Continuing Education Units (CEUs), processing fee applicable 
  • East Asia-focused resource materials for use in the classroom
*Must complete seminar requirements. Click here for details.
Among the topics covered in the seminar:
  • East Asian literature
  • Japan and WWII
  • East Asian popular culture
  • Chinese Civil War
  • Colonial Korea
  • Japanese and Chinese gardens
  • East Asia in the 21th century
Tentative schedule: 
*All sessions will be held at the USC campus; Monday sessions are 5-8pm, Saturday sessions are 9-3:30pm
Session 1 Monday, Sept. 21  
Session 2 Monday, Sept. 28  
Sessions 3 & 4 Saturday, Oct. 3   
Session 5 Monday, Oct. 5  
Session 6 Monday, Oct. 12  
  Saturday, Oct. 17 Optional session at the Huntington Library
Session 7 Monday, Oct. 19  
Session 8 Monday, Nov. 16  
Session 9 Monday, Nov. 30  
Sessions 10 & 11 Saturday, Dec. 5  
Session 12 Monday, Dec. 7  
Apply in three easy steps:
  1. Submit the seminar application below.
  2. Mail, e-mail, or fax (listed under contact informaiton below)
    • short resume listing your educational and work experience
    • letter from your school principal confirming your teaching assignment
  3. Mail us a refundable deposit check for $50, made payable to "University of Southern California," to hold your registration; the check will be returned to you at the conclusion of the seminar or mailed back to you should you not be accepted into the program.
Contact Information:
  • Phone: 213-821-4382
  • Fax: 213-821-2382
  • USC U.S.-China Institute
    Attn: Asia K-12
    3502 Watt Way, ASC G24
    Los Angeles, CA 90089