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The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) has been in existence since 1998, generously funded by the Freeman Foundation. NCTA began with five founding institutions and its partners, and now entering its fourteenth year, has grown to a network that stretches across much of the US. Each year NCTA in the northwest corner of the country, or "NCTA Northwest" (NCTA–NW), run by the University of Washington and its partners across the region, has served teachers through its seminars, study tours to Asia, and other activities. NCTA-NW holds seminars in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. Teachers in other parts of the country can visit the NCTA national website for more information about NCTA in other states: www.NCTAsia.org.
With China's rapid economic development since Mao's death in 1976, China has become an increasingly complex and dynamic society. How can we integrate China into our teaching and situate China in a global context? How do we support students to read behind the headlines, break down stereotypes and misconceptions, and distinguish between fact and opinion? How can we explore global themes such as sustainability and migration, using China as an example? In this seminar, we will explore political, economic, social, and cultural themes in China's recent past and present, beginning with the establishment of the People's Republic of China and finishing today. Readings and resource discussions will further enhance our understanding of themes and also provide an avenue to explore individuals' voices through primary sources and other teaching resources. APPLY ONLINE NOW
East Asian Author Study Workshop: Children's Literature and Young Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction
Mary Roberts, Librarian
Seattle, WA: Saturday, January 11 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and Saturday February 8 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
This East Asian Author Study workshop explores the intersection between literature and culture. Teachers of grades K-12 will gain new ideas, resources, and approaches to examine the culture and literature of China, Japan, and Korea. Each participant in the East Asian Author Study will choose an author appropriate for the grade level they teach and will read and study that author independently over the course of a month. Issues of political history, factual accuracy, and authenticity to the original culture will give focus to each author study. When we use books with students that are grounded in the accurate facts of a culture and have illustrations that adhere faithfully to the original culture, our students access reliable information.
Taught by NCTA seminar leader and elementary librarian, Mary Roberts, the class will meet for a two-hour introductory session followed by a month during which participants will work on their author studies. Then the group will reconvene for a three-hour meeting. Through whole group presentations teachers will share with one another information about their author and will leave the class with the whole group's author studies. Understanding that most of the work will be independent study, the class will meet five hours and will generate 10 clock hours. APPLY ONLINE NOW
Origins of East Asian Art: China, Korea, and Japan from the Neolithic Era to the Advent of Buddhism
Melanie King, Art History Faculty at SCCC
Seattle, WA: Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., January 25, February 8 , March 1 and Thursday, February 6, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
"Origins of East Asian Art" will trace the visual culture of China, Korea, and Japan beginning in the Neolithic era. The seminar will begin by looking at the remains of early Chinese civilization, followed by the philosophies of the Late Zhou era, especially Confucianism and Taoism, and concluding with the introduction of Buddhism. The study of Korea and Japan will pay attention to the same eras and the relationships among these three countries. The seminar will highlight artistic practices across cultures, the impact of Confucianism, and the incorporation of Buddhist practice and its production of objects and places of workshop. Consideration of each civilization will focus on the visual characteristics of each as culture is adopted, adapted, and transmitted. APPLY ONLINE NOW
Writing about Asia Workshop in conjunction with the Saturday University Lecture Series: Love, Loss and Longing
Mary Roberts, Librarian
Seattle, WA: 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on select Saturdays from February 15, 2014 to April 12, 2014
Join Mary Roberts, master teacher and curriculum developer, for writing workshops offered in partnership with the Seattle Asian Art Museum’s popular Saturday University lecture series. The winter-spring series, “Love, Loss and Longing,” features distinguished speakers from across the U.S. on topics including a classic Chinese novel, Korean TV drama, and the “modern girl” in 1920s Japan. Educators will attend the lecture from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and then meet for the writing workshop from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Free admission to the lecture and four free clock hours are available for each workshop. Attend all of the workshops for a total of 36 free clock hours. Time is given to writing in the art galleries and sharing working drafts created in response to the morning lectures. Descriptions of the lectures will be available on the Seattle Art Museum website. Please visit the Writing About Asia page for information on how to apply.
Please note: This series is NOT the same as the “East Asian Author Study Workshop.”
This course will explore the changing world of Asia between World War I and World War II. More than any period in modern history, the two decades between these wars shaped the Asia that we see today. The seminar will study the effect that the Great Depression had on China and Japan, examine social changes between the wars, and look at the origins of World War II in the 1930's. APPLY ONLINE NOW
Spring/Summer Seminars in Alaska and Oregon will be announced in 2014.
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|East Asia Resource Center|
|University of Washington|
|302 Thomson Hall|
|Seattle, WA 98195|