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East Asia in the Classroom, 2018 Freeman Awards Winners

An NCTA workshop for teachers (2-8 grade) at the University of Washington in Seattle.

This one-day workshop gave teachers the opportunity to celebrate the 2018 Freeman Award Winning Books, which were announced in January 2019. The awards recognize quality books for children and young adults that contribute meaningfully to an understanding of East and Southeast Asia. During the workshop, educators reviewed quality books for the grades 2-8 classroom and read and interacted with the texts, shared responses with other readers, and took home books to keep and use in school and share with students. The following attributes were studied: quality of the story, plot, and characterization; cultural authenticity, and the potential for classroom use.

This seminar was 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: April 20, 2019

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: 317 Thomson Hall, University of Washington, King Lane Northeast, Seattle, WA 98105.

Lunch  provided; free parking.

Program benefits

  • 6 Washington State OSPI clock hours
  • Free copies of the workshop texts and handouts
  • Lunch provided
  • One-year subscription to Education about Asia


Mary Roberts

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