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China Matters: From Mao to Now


With China’s rapid economic development since Mao’s death in 1976, China has become an increasingly complex and dynamic society. How can we integrate China into our teaching and situate China in a global context? This course explored political, economic, social, and cultural themes in China’s recent past and present (1949-today) with an emphasis on pedagogical approaches for the classroom. Walk in and explore the dramatic and dynamic changes taking place across China today. Walk out with dozens of ready-to-go lessons designed to stimulate student curiosity about why China matters!


June 1-2, 2017
Dimond High School in Anchorage, AK

The 15-hour workshop occured over two days during which the participants studied essential aspects of contemporary China in the morning under the direction of an East Asian scholar and then work on pedagogical issues with an education professional in the afternoon.


Tese Wintz Neighbor and Mischell Anderson


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  • Books listed above will be provided
  • Participants will be reimbursed for the cost of registering through the ASDSA website
  • Teachers who complete the workshop will receive 1 credit through UAA for “HIST A590 China Matters: From Mao to Now”