Past programs

Diversity and Connections: Teaching a Global Perspective on Japan and Montana

Program Start Date: Mar 5 2019

Location: Missoula, MT

This free workshop will be led by Dr. Brian Dowdle, Associate Professor of Japanese at the University of Montana. It will be held in tandem with the Academic WorldQuest program, which has a focus on Japan in this year’s module. During this workshop teachers will discuss how to educate students on diversity and make interdisciplinary

China on our Minds and in Our Classrooms Book Club

Program Start Date: Feb 26 2019

Location: Various

Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve This book club is open to current K-12 in-service and pre-service teachers. The registration fee of $10 includes a copy of the book, a light dinner, 4 clock hours, and resources. Once you register below, you will receive a notification email

Edo Japan: 1600 to 1868

Program Start Date: Jan 28 2019

Location: Boise, ID

Tokugawa Japan (also known as the Edo era) lasted from 1600 to 1868.  This unprecedented time of peace and relative prosperity for Japan were the seeds for what Japan became by the end of the nineteenth century—a powerful colonial power and Asia’s first industrial state.  During Tokugawa’s almost three-hundred-year period, Japan’s urban and rural populations

The Silk Roads: Yesterday and Today

Program Start Date: Jan 23 2019

Location: Everett, WA

An NCTA seminar for middle and high school teachers offered in Everett, WA. 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 transmitted, which shaped

Write About Asia Winter 2019

Program Start Date: Jan 19 2019

Location: Seattle, WA

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“Write about Asia” is 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.  Each Saturday (with the exception on February 23), there will be a lecture followed by a writing workshop which will be facilitated by Mary Barber

China 101 Teacher Workshop

Program Start Date: Nov 15 2018

Location: Ellensburg and Issaquah, WA

China on world stage

Description China . . . the word itself conjures up visions of the highest mountains in the world, one-fifth of the world’s population, Mao Zedong and his political and cultural revolutions, Deng Xiaoping and his “second revolution” to modernize China and the outcome (a booming economy and the growing division between the have and have-nots), and China’s

Write About Asia Fall 2018

Program Start Date: Sep 29 2018

Location: Seattle, WA

“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.  Each Saturday (with the exception on November 24), there was a lecture followed by a writing workshop which was facilitated by Mary Barber Roberts. This

Meet the Masters: Discover how to find and evaluate books on East Asia for your classroom

Program Start Date: Jul 23 2018

Location: Thomson Hall, University of Washington in Seattle

An NCTA Seminar for Teachers of Grades 2-8 Description Hear from authors, librarians and fellow teachers and make children’s and young adult books on East Asia a part of your teaching tool kit. Discover how authors do research for their books and how book titles and cover illustrations are selected. Gain confidence in making close

Art and Politics: Episodes in East Asian History

Program Start Date: Jul 16 2018

Location: Thomson Hall, University of Washington in Seattle

A NCTA seminar for K-12 teachers of all subjects Description Art and Politics: Episodes in East Asian History considered key moments in the history of East Asia as told through visual and literary responses by artists and writers of the time. Our approach examined moments in the history of East Asia, beginning with a grounding in

Teaching the Mongols

Program Start Date: Jun 4 2018

Location: Anchorage, Alaska

Teachers explored the rise and fall of the Mongol empire in both regional (East Asian) and global contexts with an emphasis on pedagogical approaches for the middle and high school classroom.