Teaching About Asia in Northwest Indiana

Start Date: March 2, 2019
End Date: May 11, 2019
Time Detail: In-class sessions (Saturdays, 9am-12pm): March 2nd, April 20th, April 27th, May 11th. Online sessions: March 9th, March 16th, April 6th, April 13th. Field trip to Art Institute of Chicago on May 4th.
Location: Arts & Sciences Building, Indiana University Northwest, Gary IN 46408
Type of Course: Blended Seminars and Workshops
Audience: First priority is given to Indiana middle and high school teachers who are in the strongest positions to teach East Asia in their classes, especially teachers of world geography, world history, world cultures, arts, economics, and literature. Media specialists, guidance counselors, and gifted and talented teachers who are in a position to promote the sustained presence of Asia are also eligible to participate.

The priority deadline is February 15th, 2019. Participation limited to 20 teachers.
Course Description: Combining in-class and online instruction, this 9-week seminar (4 in-class sessions + 4 online sessions) will provide a broad overview of the history, society, and culture of early and modern China, Japan, and Korea. Ample class time will be devoted to discussing middle/high school classroom applications and resources. Participants will also have the opportunity to visit the Art Institute of Chicago’s Asian collection.
Registration and Info:

Those who complete the program will receive:

  • a solid foundation for teaching about East Asia
  • texts and resources on East Asia ($175 value)
  • the option to purchase graduate credits from Indiana University
  • a certificate of participation;
  • a $150 school grant for the purchase of East Asian resources
  • a $350 personal stipend

Application available HERE.

Offered to: Indiana