Program Start Date: Apr 24 2018
Although Taiwan is a small island of 23 million people today, its history is rich with themes that illuminate and contribute to our understanding of major historical issues such as migration, colonialism, industrialization, ethnicity and identity, the Cold War, and democratization. Its unresolved status as a “state” inserts Taiwan into larger conflicts between the US and China, where it serves as a potential hot spot for global conflict.
Program Start Date: Mar 9 2018
Participants were immersed in China on the World Stage: Weighing the U.S. Response, and examined parts of Climate Change and Questions of Justice. Both units were provided. Participants discussed ways to adapt these materials to specific classroom goals. The workshop also highlighted free resources on the Choices website.
Program Start Date: Feb 8 2018
Teachers gained a better understanding of North Korea and current challenges in international affairs. Speakers delved into the historical roots of the North Korean state, its internal mechanisms of social, political and ideological control and the development of critical issues on the Korean peninsula.
Program Start Date: Feb 5 2018
Update: 2018 Freeman Book Award Winner! The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball was awarded the 2018 Freeman Book Award. This annual award, sponsored by the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA), the Committee on Teaching about Asia (CTA) of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS), and Asia for Educators (AFE) at Columbia University, recognizes quality books for children
Program Start Date: Jan 31 2018
An NCTA seminar for middle and high school teachers was offered in both Seattle and Tacoma. The Silk Road was not one road but a great network of trade routes, which linked China to Europe and all the lands in between. Products were traded, but ideas and beliefs, techniques and works of art were also
Program Start Date: Jan 27 2018
“Write about Asia” was offered by the East Asia Resource Center in conjunction with the Seattle Asian Art Museum’s Gardner Center for Asian Art and Ideas Saturday University Lecture Series. It was facilitated by Mary Barber Roberts and co-sponsored by the Southeast Asia Center and Center for Global Studies.
Program Start Date: Jan 22 2018
The two decades from 1956 to 1976 included unprecedented joys and sorrows for China; many of these experiences were rooted in the policies and personality of one man, Mao Zedong. This seminar carefully examined the primary and secondary sources related to China from the later half of the 1950’s until Mao’s death in 1976. It included the Cultural Revolution, President Nixon’s visit to China and many other fascinating topics. All of these stories were part of an epic narrative that unfolded in these seminar lectures.
Program Start Date: Jan 17 2018
A workshop for teachers
The Asia Centers, the Center for Global Studies of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, and the Libraries at the University of Washington were proud to present “Global Energy Today: The Asian Nexus”, its 2017 Newspapers in Education series and workshop. The six-part series, in conjunction with The Seattle Times, included articles on the many aspects of energy production, distribution and use that affect this growing region. Our workshop included presentations by the lead series author, Professor Scott Montgomery of the University of Washington as well as an introduction to the curriculum that pairs with the articles, by guide author, Tese Wintz Neighbor.
Program Start Date: Jan 9 2018
This free evening workshop held on January 9, 2018 focused on modern Japanese history and culture for current and pre-service middle and high school teachers and librarians, and was offered at the University of Montana, Missoula.
During this workshop, teachers discussed how to connect students’ interest and knowledge of Japanese popular culture (anime and manga) with larger historical events and developments from the nineteenth century and beyond. Lectures detailed the end of the samurai, the shifting urban/rural divide, and related cultural developments within the context of war and peace. The workshop also introduced teaching ideas and activities to help students explore historical connections between Japan and Montana including mining, development, and agriculture.
Program Start Date: Nov 19 2017
East Asia Resource Center seminar leaders Mary Roberts, Tese Wintz Neighbor and EARC Director Mary Bernson presented at the annual NCSS conference in San Francisco from November 17-19, 2017. The conference was well attended, allowing educators the opportunity to exchange knowledge, resources and best practices with one another.