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ENROLL NOW! SPACE IS LIMITED East Asia - Ancient Cultures & Global Economies Seminars for Teachers begin on September 14, 2013

The National Consortium for Teaching About Asia (NCTA) teacher seminar program at UMBC 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 6, 2013. (Late applications will be considered if spaces remain.)

When: Eight Saturday mornings from September 14 through December 21 (30 hours total) and one follow-up workshop in Spring 2014
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 (parking is free).

Fall 2013 Seminars:
September 14 - Introduction to the Geography, Early Civilizations, and Philosophical Underpinnings of East Asia
September 28 - Western Expansion into East Asia: Qing Dynasty, Opium War, and Territoriality
October 12 - Japan's History: Heian through Tokugawa
October 26 - Art in East Asia (Walters Art Museum, Baltimore)
November 2 - Japan's History: Meiji Era
November 16 - Mao and Post-Mao China
December 7 - Recent History of Korea
December 21 - 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;
Access to the nationwide NCTA for program alumni, including eligibility to apply for study tours in East Asia, online book clubs, free workshops, summer institutes and numerous teaching resources.

A complete application will include the Application Form and a signed Letter of Support from your school's principal or assistant principal.

More information:

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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