Simulcasts and Webinars

Simulcasts. These are typically two-hour live, streamed audiovisual presentations that will bring the expertise and cutting-edge research of leading scholars in the field to teachers throughout the country. The simulcast format is also well suited for programs that focus on introducing teachers to the growing number of primary source digital collections.

Webinars. These 60- to 90-minute interactive online classes will introduce teachers to a variety of topics. The short format lends itself to large audiences and concise information on high-interest and timely topics that can be easily and immediately adapted for use as daily lessons in K-12 courses.

 

J-Boys: Kazuo’s World, Tokyo, 1965

Start Date: April 2, 2019
End Date: April 2, 2019
Time Detail: 7-8pm EDT
Location: Online
Type of Course: Simulcasts and Webinars
Course Description: "J-Boys: Kazuo's World, Tokyo, 1965," with author Shogo Oketani and translator Avery Fischer Udagwa

"Kazuo Nakamoto's life in inner-city Tokyo is one of tea and tofu, of American TV and rock 'n' roll. Kazuo is nine. It is the mid-1960s, just after the Japan Olympics, and Kazuo dreams of being a track star. He hangs out with his buddies, goes to school, and helps with household chores. But Kazuo's world is changing. This bittersweet novel is a deft portrait of a year in a boy's life in a land and time far away, filled with universal concerns about fitting in, escaping the past (in this case World War II's lingering devastation), and growing up."--amazon.com
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Offered to: All States

Middle Grades Freeman Book Award Winner “Grenade” with author Alan Gratz

Start Date: April 11, 2019
End Date: April 11, 2019
Time Detail: 7-8pm EDT
Location: Online
Type of Course: Simulcasts and Webinars
Course Description: "It's 1945, and the world is in the grip of war.

Hideki lives on the island of Okinawa, near Japan. When WWII crashes onto his shores, Hideki is drafted into the Blood and Iron Student Corps to fight for the Japanese army. He is handed a grenade and a set of instructions: Don't come back until you've killed an American soldier.

Ray, a young American Marine, has just landed on Okinawa. He doesn't know what to expect -- or if he'll make it out alive. He just knows that the enemy is everywhere.

Hideki and Ray each fight their way across the island, surviving heart-pounding ambushes and dangerous traps. But when the two of them collide in the middle of the battle, the choices they make in that instant will change everything.

From the acclaimed author of Refugee comes this high-octane story of how fear can tear us apart, and how hope can tie us back together."--amazon.com
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Offered to: All States