China Matters: Understanding China in the 21st Century

Program Start Date: Jan 19 2017

Location: Snohomish, WA

China matters

Since Mao’s death and Deng Xiaoping’s nationwide experiment with “socialism with Chinese characteristics,” Chinese society has gone through dramatic changes. How can we wrap our heads around these ongoing changes, and then convey the pace, scale and implications to our students? How can we explore global themes such as nationalism, migration, urbanization, economic development, civil society, and sustainability, using China as an example?

Episodes in Cultural Exchange

Program Start Date: Oct 24 2016

Location: Seattle, WA


The third of three workshops in the Teaching with East Asian Art series, this workshop looked at three episodes highlighting key moments of cultural exchange and transmission in East Asian history: the Silk Road , the influence of European art on East Asian art and vice versa during the mid-late eighteenth century, and the manner in which culture is exported and consumed today in the form of popular culture.

Global Asia: Turning Points in Modern Asian History

Program Start Date: Oct 18 2016

Location: Seattle, WA

Newspapers in Education Map

The Asia Centers and the Center for Global Studies of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington presented ‘Global Asia: Turning Points in Modern Asian History,’ their 2016 Newspapers In Education series and workshop at this evening workshop. The workshop featured multiple presentations by the article authors.

A Visual Introduction to East Asian Philosophies and Religions

Program Start Date: Oct 17 2016

Location: Seattle, WA


The second of three workshops in the Teaching with East Asian Art series, this workshop explored approaches to teaching Daoism, Confucianism, Shinto, and Buddhism, utilizing visual expressions from each tradition. The basic tenets of each belief system were discussed in conjunction with images, providing concepts and images ready to use in your classroom.

Introduction to East Asian Art in the K-12 Classroom

Program Start Date: Oct 10 2016

Location: Seattle, WA

Korean Dragon

The first of three workshops in the Teaching with East Asian Art series. Teachers interested in using art with their students explored approaches to incorporating visual culture and art historical concepts suitable for use in the K-12 classroom. This workshop served as an introduction to art history, presented in tandem with approaches to using East Asian art in your classroom.

What You Need to Know about Japan Since 1945

Program Start Date: Nov 5 2016

Location: Seattle, WA

Designed for K-12 educators who want a deeper and more thorough understanding of Japan today, “What You Need to Know about Japan Since 1945” will covered the ramifications of the American occupation, the rebuilding of Japan, the miraculous growth followed by the lost decade and finally, how the past continues to affect the country today.

Write about Asia — Tea Times: Cultures, Commerce, and Conflict

Program Start Date: Oct 1 2016

Location: Seattle, WA

2016 WAA Culture and Preparation of Tea

The Seattle Asian Art Museum’s fall 2016 lecture series was titled “Tea Times: Cultures, Commerce, and Conflict.” Teachers attended the public lectures, in which a series of eight scholars discussed the ‘wild plants, distinct pleasures, and imperial exploitation’ that shaped the long story of tea. After the lectures, teachers met for a writing workshop facilitated by Mary Barber Roberts.

China’s Past: New Strategies for Teaching the Sources of Chinese Civilization

Program Start Date: Jul 25 2016

Location: Seattle, WA

China's Past

“So many good ideas for teaching. This course built my respect for China as a nation and a culture. It sparked my curiosity and made me want to learn more.” — 6th grade humanities teacher

“This course had in-depth lectures, visuals, field trips, and ties among different aspects of social studies. The colleagues were thoughtful, engaged, curious people. It was invigorating to immerse so fully in the content.” — 5th grade teacher

“I liked being able to take away ready-to-use concrete ideas for my students.” — Elementary librarian

Japan and the West – Summer 2016

Program Start Date: Jul 11 2016

Location: Seattle, WA

Japan and the West

“After this seminar, I plan to integrate more visual images into my classroom as a means of looking at history, as well as to look at world events from multiple perspectives.” — High school social studies teacher

“The variety of participants from different regions and expertise and trainings led to great discussions. ” — Middle school history teacher

“Overall, this course was fantastic. It was well-organized, jam-packed and extremely informative. I have a lot for my brain to digest, but that is awesome.” — High school social studies teacher