Catching Your Students with Pokemon: Japanese Popular Culture in the Classroom using NCTA Curriculum

Program Start Date: Nov 25 2019

Location: Missoula, MT

Kids of all ages love Pokemon, Totoro and Hello Kitty. This workshop showed teachers how to use students’ fascination with Japan’s vibrant pop culture as a gateway to learning about the history and culture of Japan and other Asian countries. Professor Brian Dowdle led a lecture about Japanese popular culture and an introduction on resources from the

China 2020: Understanding a Rising Power

Program Start Date: Mar 11 2020

Location: Various

With its rapid economic development since Mao’s death in 1976, China has become an increasingly complex and dynamic society. What does the rise of China mean for the US? How can we integrate 21st century China into our teaching and situate China in a global context? How can we explore global themes such as environmental degradation/climate