K-12 East Asian Connection
On July 14-19, 2013, 25 English and world literature high school teachers will attend the fifteenth annual NCTA Teaching East Asian Literature in the High School Workshop hosted by EASC in Bloomington. This intensive workshop is focused on providing extensive background and material on East Asian literature and history in order for teachers to incorporate an East Asian component into their curriculum. After a week of lectures, discussions, teaching strategy sessions, and cultural activities, the workshop culminates with the development of classroom-ready lesson plans. Upon successful completion of the workshop, participants’ schools receive a $300 grant for the purchase of East Asian resources for their classroom. For more information see the Web site, or contact EASC outreach coordinator Cathy Gao.
The Five College Center for East Asian Studies will conduct a study tour to Japan, June 20 through July 3 (tentative dates). The group will be led by FCCEAS Director Dr. Anne Prescott, with John Frank, Social Studies Teacher from Greenwood, IN and EASC NCTA alumnus, as curriculum coordinator. The group will visit Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and Kyoto.
The goal of this study tour is to learn about peace education in Japan and to use that knowledge to develop teaching strategies for use in U.S. schools. Five EASC NCTA alumni – Stacey Gross (IL), Erica Gullickson (MN), Katherine MacLennan (IL), Chasidy Miroff (AL), Maggie Quam (MN), and Joseph Serio (OH) have been selected to participate in the program.
The study tour is funded by a grant from the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership and the Freeman Foundation.
Twelve participants who completed a 30-hour online course in Fall 2012 offered by the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) National Coordinating site at the University of Colorado Boulder, were selected to take part in a study tour to Japan this summer from June 24 to July 23, 2013. This study tour is funded through the U.S. Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program and the NCTA National Coordinating Site at the University of Colorado Boulder. Titled “Cultural Encounters: Japan’s Diverse Past and Present,” the study tour will include study in Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Kyoto/Nara, and Tokyo/Yokohama at sites of historical and contemporary cultural encounters. One EASC NCTA alumni, David Culley, will join eleven other participants in this one-month long NCTA Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad.