K-12 East Asian Connection
In June EASC will offer a one-week residential NCTA Teaching about Asia seminar in Birmingham, AL for K-12 educators. Taught by William Womack (History, Samford University), the seminar will take place June 20-24. Generously funded by the Freeman Foundation, NCTA Teaching about Asia seminars provide a broad overview of the history and cultures of China, Japan, and Korea and give participants the opportunity to discuss classroom applications and resources. Texts are free for all participants, and school resources and stipends are provided to those who successfully complete the seminar.
For more information about the seminar, please visit EASC's NCTA Web site, or contact outreach coordinator Cathy Gao.
On July 11-15 EASC will hold it thirteenth annual NCTA Teaching East Asian Literature in the High School workshop in Bloomington. Attended by 25 high school teachers of English and world literature, this workshop's intensive focus on East Asian literature and history provides the background and materials needed to incorporate an East Asian component into their curriculum. The week of lectures, discussions, teaching strategy sessions, and cultural activities culminates in 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.