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August 2012 Archives

Beginning September 15, 2012: "East Asia - Ancient Cultures & Global Economies" Seminar for Teachers of World Cultures, World History, Geography, Economics, Art, and Literature

The National Consortium for Teaching About Asia (NCTA) teacher seminar program will provide you with the necessary content and resources to implement the study of East Asia in your curriculum. No previous background in Asia is assumed. Teams of teachers are strongly encouraged to apply. Participant benefits include stipends and materials. This is a "no-cost" professional development opportunity open to all interested K-12 educators.

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Application deadline is September 10, 2012. (Late applications will be considered if spaces remain.)

When: Eight Saturday mornings from September 15 through December 15 (30 hours total) and one follow-up workshop in Spring 2013
Where: University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

Seminar sessions will be held on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at UMBC in Catonsville, Maryland.

Fall 2012 Seminars
September 15 - Introduction to the Geography, Early Civilizations, and Philosophical Underpinnings of East Asia
September 29 - Western Expansion into East Asia: Qing Dynasty, Opium War, and Territoriality
October 13 - Japan's History: Heian through Tokugawa
October 27 - Japan's History: Meji Era
November 3 - Art in East Asia (Walters Art Museum, Baltimore)
November 17 - Mao and Post-Mao China
December 1 - Recent History of Korea
December 15 - East Asia and the Global Economy

Participant Benefits:
Mini-grant for instructional materials for participants' schools;
Instructional materials for the course (texts and free one-year subscription to Education About Asia magazine);
Stipend upon completion of the seminar requirements;
Eligibility for NCTA East Asia Study Tours in Summer 2013

Enrollment will be capped at 20 participants. A complete application will include the Application Form and a signed Letter of Support from an administrator in your school.

More information: che@umbc.edu

The national NCTA program is sponsored by the Freeman Foundation, in association with the Asian Studies Center, University Center for International Studies of the University of Pittsburgh, and the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia. The Maryland NCTA seminar program is presented by the UMBC Asian Studies Program, Department of History, and Center for History Education.

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