Past programs

Write About Asia Winter 2019

Program Start Date: Jan 19 2019

Location: Seattle, WA

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“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 February 23), there was a lecture followed by a writing workshop facilitated by Mary Barber Roberts. Each Saturday, educators

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.

Taiwan in the Balance

Program Start Date: Apr 24 2018

Location: Seattle, WA

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.

Write About Asia Spring 2018 series

Program Start Date: Mar 31 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. This past series was titled, “Asian Textiles Across Time and Place”. This series was inspired by the “amazing array of textile arts, textile manufacturing and fashion originating from Asia” being “shared globally in new ways” (excerpts from the Gardner Center Website).

Engaging Students in Contemporary World Issues

Program Start Date: Mar 9 2018

Location: Stevenson, WA

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.

North Korea: Past and Present

Program Start Date: Feb 8 2018

Location: Seattle, WA

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.