In this three part workshop, teachers examined East Asia through the prism of children’s and young adult literature, both fiction and non-fiction. Using a cross section of literary genres within a range of historical periods and cultural contexts, teachers accomplished the following:
- preview and survey a collection of materials suitable for classroom use with grades 3-12
- engage in teaching strategies for selection and analysis
- practice close reading and textual support in books about China, Japan and Korea
- use literature to deepen understanding of East Asian history
- inquire into the nature of power and authority depicted within a range of texts about East Asia and Asian Americans
Picture books, graphic novels, manga, non-fiction, and historical fiction appropriate for students were given specific attention and suggested lesson activities were provided.
- Saturday, March 26, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
- Saturday, April 23, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
- Saturday, May 14, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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- 15 Washington State OSPI clock hours
- Course materials, including the books listed above
- Lunches provided
- One-year subscription to Education about Asia
- $100 for the purchase of teaching materials about East Asia