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Catching Your Students with Pokemon: Japanese Popular Culture in the Classroom using NCTA Curriculum

Program Start Date: Nov 25 2019

Location: Missoula, MT

Comments from Participants “One of the strongest points of the program was how we were engaged with online resources, lesson plans, authentic images, great resources and how they connected us back to the classroom.” — anonymous participant “It was nice to learn a little bit about Japan along the way! I really appreciate the context

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.

China: From 1956 to 1976

Program Start Date: Jan 22 2018

Location: Boise, ID

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.