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China 101 Teacher Workshop

Program Start Date: Nov 15 2018

Location: Issaquah, WA

China on world stage

Comments from participants “This program helped me to learn more about my Chinese students, and it will help me connect with them on a personal basis. I now know how to pronounce one of my students’ Chinese last name and what it means!” — 6-8 grade teacher from Issaquah, WA   Program description   View comments

Chinese Boys in America Book Discussion

Program Start Date: Nov 6 2017

Location: Seattle, WA

Comments from participants “I’ll promote this book to baseball lovers, historical fiction readers and baseball lovers who claim they don’t like historical fiction! I also might use it in discussions about immigration.” — 1-5 grade teacher from Bothell, WA “It was great to have the author there and  learning about the background information and research that

What You Need to Know about Japan Since 1945

Program Start Date: Nov 6 2016

Location: Seattle, WA

“Both professors’ presentations were extremely interesting! The resource session was carefully thought out.” — Middle school teacher

“I’m already building lesson plans for my World History classes!” — High school teacher

“I appreciated the breadth and diversity of topics was appreciated (literature, politics, popular culture, etc)” — High school teacher

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

Teaching Korea’s History and Culture

Program Start Date: May 24 2016

Location: Anchorage, AK

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“I really appreciated the vast knowledge of Prof. Dunscomb about Asian history and Ms. Anderson’s encouragement about how to use the materials in the classroom. Loved it!” – Middle school history teacher

“I had my planning book open as we went to find units for next year.” — High school social studies teacher

“The combination of background knowledge from Paul and then having the time to apply our learning via writing of a lesson plan we can use was great.” — High school social studies teacher

‘The Sun Gods’ book discussion with author Jay Rubin

Program Start Date: May 24 2016

Location: Seattle, WA

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“I think this book would make a strong literature circle discussion book in my English class, particularly as we talk about ethical dilemmas reflected in literature” — High school world literature teacher

“Hearing the author speak really helped me frame an approach for teaching this book next year.” — High school world literature teacher

“I liked getting first-hand insight into the sources used for the book. ” — Elementary school librarian

China, Japan and Korea: Literature for the 3-12 Classroom

Program Start Date: Mar 26 2016

Location: Seattle, WA

China, Japan and Korea - Literature for the 3-12 Classroom

“The info and resources about China have already been very useful in exploring contrasting narratives and bias in historical texts.” — Middle school history teacher

“The collaborative activities in which we used various lenses to evaluate texts were especially helpful. ” — High school humanities teacher

“I thought all of the materials were useful. I was particularly happy with the choice of chapters from secondary sources. Combined with the picture books and and graphic novels, they give depth to advanced students and access to less skilled.” — High school social studies teacher

Religions and Religious Belief in Early East Asian History

Program Start Date: Jan 25 2016

Location: Boise, ID

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“Almost all of my existing literature units can benefit from this East Asian historical and philosophical framework. This class offered exactly what I had hoped for…a chance to extend the context of the works I teach past their usual Western touchstones.” — High school literature teacher

“Dr. Woods clearly is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about this topic, which made learning about things so much more interesting. He was great!” — High school social studies teacher

Exploring China through the Experiences of its Millennial Generation

Program Start Date: Jan 20 2016

Location: Bellingham and Tacoma, WA

Exploring China through the experiences of its Millennial Generation

“My American Studies classes will benefit greatly from my new perspective on Chinese millennials. Making connections to my kids through showing them how they are like others will help.” — High school humanities teacher

“Tese is amazing. I loved her pacing as well as her selection of reading material and films” — Middle school civics teacher