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East Asia in the Classroom

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

This one-day workshop gives 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 will review quality books for the grades 2-8 classroom and will read and interact with the texts, share responses with other readers, and take home books to keep and use in school and share with students. The following attributes will be studied: quality of the story, plot, and characterization; cultural authenticity, and the potential for classroom use.

And the winner is… apply to the workshop and find out.

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: 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 will be provided; parking is free.

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

Registration Info

This workshop is open to all current 2-8 grade educators, and there is a $30 registration fee. Please email us at if you are interested in attending.


East Asia Resource Center

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