Program Start Date: Feb 8 2018
Teachers explored current Korea issues and their background at an evening workshop with Clint Work and Chelsea Toczauer. Description Teachers gained a better understanding of North Korea and current challenges in international affairs. Clint Work delved into the historical roots of the North Korean state, its internal mechanisms of social, political and ideological control and
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 9 2018
Description 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
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. Sessions by the East Asia Resource Center:
Program Start Date: Oct 7 2017
Description K-12 teachers participated in a half-day workshop on Saturday, October 7th at the 2017 Japan Festival. Presented by the University of Washington’s East Asia Resource Center, the workshop drew on cultural themes and current issues and was designed to share creative ideas for teaching about Japanese culture, past and present. Teachers enjoyed their Japanese box lunches in
Program Start Date: Jul 24 2017
This summer institute will explore the key philosophical and religious traditions that underlie East Asian belief systems, historically as well as in the present. Our course of study will focus on the emergence of Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, and Shinto within their original contexts, but will also consider how these traditions evolved as they moved across space and time.
Program Start Date: Jul 10 2017
This summer institute for teachers of grades 2-8 will use stories, videos, and images to build an understanding of community life in Japan today. The seminar’s guiding question will be “How can we introduce our students to diverse stories of life in Japan?”
Program Start Date: Jun 1 2017
With China’s rapid economic development since Mao’s death in 1976, China has become an increasingly complex and dynamic society. How can we integrate China into our teaching and situate China in a global context? This course explored political, economic, social, and cultural themes in China’s recent past and present (1949-today) with an emphasis on pedagogical approaches for the classroom.
Program Start Date: Apr 29 2017
This one-day workshop gave teachers the opportunity to think deeply about “picture telling” in the art forms of the picture book, manga/graphic literature, and anime. Mary Roberts demonstrated ways to evaluate materials for accurate content and cultural authenticity. Then, participants had a chance to practice these skills and discuss the implications of “picture telling” with other teachers.
Program Start Date: Apr 26 2017
Participants explored the one-of-a-kind Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor exhibit and then joined EARC and the World Affairs Council Global Classroom for a conversation with John Pomfret, former Washington post bureau chief in Beijing, and the author of “The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom.”