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East Asian Literature in Your Classroom: Graphic Novels and Cultural Authenticity

Description

This one-day workshop gave teachers the opportunity to think deeply about “picture telling” in the art forms of the picture book, manga/graphic literature, and anime. Mary Roberts demonstrated ways to evaluate materials for accurate content and cultural authenticity. Then, using provided texts such as Are You An Echo?: The Lost Poetry of Misuzu Kaneko, American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang, and Pyongyang: A Journey to North Korea by Guy Delisle, participants had a chance to practice these skills and discuss the implications of “picture telling” with other teachers. Mary also highlighted a variety of other quality classroom instructional materials for children and young adults that contribute meaningfully to an understanding of China, Japan, and Korea.

Details

Saturday, April 29, 2017
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
University of Washington in Seattle

Participants are invited to arrive at 8:30 for coffee and conversation.

Leader

Mary Barber Roberts

Books

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Benefits

  • Six Washington State OSPI clock hours
  • Course materials, including the books listed above
  • Lunch provided
  • One-year subscription to Education about Asia
  • Free parking on campus

Registration

$30 registration fee covered the above benefits

 

East Asia Resource Center

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