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Teaching Asia with The Seattle Times

Global Asia

May 12, 2015

[This article is a repost from the Jackson School of International Studies Blog]

Over 30 Seattle area K-12 teachers learned the latest on “Global Asia: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” this year thanks to a unique, decade-long collaboration between The Seattle Times and the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies.

On April 29, 2015, the group of educators gathered for this “Newspapers In Education” event at The Seattle Times building which featured Jackson School of International Studies Chair and Director of South Asia Studies Professor Anand Yang.

As part of the initiative, Yang has authored four newspaper articles on global Asia for a classroom guide for teachers to use with their students. The articles will appear each Thursday in The Seattle Times, starting from April 30.

Tese Wintz Neighbor, a Jackson School alumna and current seminar leader for the Jackson School’s East Asia Resource Center, presented the classroom guide she authored during the workshop.

Neighbor, a former senior director of professional development for the Seattle World Affairs Council, also showed teachers how an Asia-related classroom activity could take place in their own classroom. Participants shared ideas for the activity and received additional Asia-focused classroom materials.

About the “Newspapers in Education” partnership
The Jackson School started partnering on the “Exploring Asia” series with The Seattle Times “Newspapers in Education” in 2006.

Since then, the series has included about 50 articles covering topics ranging from “China’s Youth: A Generation like No Other,” “War and Health: Agent Orange in Vietnam,” “Trash Pickers, Children and Health in India,” to “Thailand: Youtube, the Kind, and Media Censorship.”

These and many other articles, as well as curriculum guides for all nine already-published series are available here.

Six centers at the Jackson School launched and started the partnership. This year, the event was supported by the following: Center for Global Studies, East Asia Center, East Asia Resource Center, the Ellison Center for Russian and East European and Central Asian Studies Center, South Asia Center, and South East Asia Center.

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