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Causes, Courses, and Consequences and of WWII in East Asia

An NCTA workshop for K-12 teachers in Anchorage, Alaska.

This seminar will explore World War II in East Asia, with a focus on Japan. We will look at the rise of militarism in Japan and their motivations for conquest in Asia as well as major events of the war in Asia, including but not limited to, the invasion of China, island hopping, and the use and effects of the atomic bomb. The aftermath of the war and its legacies in Japan will also be explored. Teachers will be provided with numerous lessons and teaching strategies to bring back to their classrooms and share with students, as well as curricular materials and other resources on World War II. Time will also be provided for teachers to explore available online resources and to develop their own ideas about how to teach this very important topic. This class will be held during the Anchorage School District’s Summer Teacher’s Academy (ASDTA).

This seminar is sponsored by the East Asia Resource Center (EARC) in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington with funding from a Freeman Foundation grant in support of the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA).

Program details

Dates: May 28 and May 29, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Location: AJ Dimond High School, 2909 West 88th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99502

Program benefits

  • Course books and materials
  • One UAA credit (participants who successfully complete the course will receive a $117 reimbursement check to cover the cost of registering for UAA credit)
  • One-year subscription¬†to Education about Asia


Paul E. Dunscomb and Mischell Anderson

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East Asia Resource Center

Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
University of Washington
Box 353650
Seattle WA, 98195-3650