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National Consortium for Teaching about Asia

NCTA seminars serve more than 1,000 teachers yearly. Participants interact with East Asia specialists, receive extensive readings and other materials, and discuss effective strategies for bringing East Asia into their classrooms. Each seminar leader or team facilitates a seminar on East Asia that incorporates primary-source selections from the Chinese, Japanese, and Korean traditions. NCTA offers seminars in different delivery methods to accommodate the different needs, schedules and preferences of teachers. Seminars can be taken in a face-to-face setting, online, or in a blended format (face-to-face and digital used together). NCTA targets teachers of world history, world geography, other social studies courses, and language arts/world literature as the primary audience of its programs. Teachers of Asian languages, media specialists, librarians, and art teachers who play a key role in teaching Asian studies content also are eligible for NCTA programs. NCTA seeks to develop a community of inquiry among educators interested in East Asian studies that serves as a forum for collegial discussion of issues relevant to the teaching of East Asia.
National Consortium for Teaching about Asia
National Consortium for Teaching about Asia3 days ago
I'm in the Washington Post today, writing with the amazing Ilaria Maria Zucchina on the propaganda battle which is playing out alongside the street protests. One question we were interested in addressing is what a protest movement does when it can't rely on the impartiality of the mainstream media. In Hong Kong, the answer is to go high-tech with Airdrop, and low-tech with Lennon Walls.
National Consortium for Teaching about Asia
National Consortium for Teaching about Asia4 days ago
July 20th workshop in Lawrence, KS:

The workshop will help educators incorporate local and global knowledge about the environment across disciplines as well as empowering their students to be the leaders we need.
National Consortium for Teaching about Asia
National Consortium for Teaching about Asia4 days ago
"A group of 22 countries has issued a statement urging China to stop the mass detention of ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims in its western Xinjiang region, the first concerted international challenge to a policy China has vigorously defended at the United Nations."
National Consortium for Teaching about Asia
National Consortium for Teaching about Asia4 days ago
NCTA Class App USING SAMURAI TO TEACHING CRITICAL THINKING.

Thanks to TV, movies, manga and anime, students may bring lots of knowledge of samurai to the classroom. But how much of what they know is based in fact? And how do teachers dislodge student stereotypes to teach and learn about samurai in their historical context? Professor Ethan Segal suggests that samurai offer an excellent case study for developing critical thinking skills because students can analyze the media sources of their own knowledge as well as historical primary and secondary sources, comparing and contrasting the information presented. In this Class App, Professor Segal offers a five-question template for interrogating sources. He applies those questions as he suggests a variety of print and visual sources that can be used in the classroom to engage students in historical inquiry and analysis of samurai culture in the medieval period. Legal concludes with the case study of the film The Last Samurai.

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National Consortium for Teaching about Asia
National Consortium for Teaching about Asia4 days ago
Freeman Award Honorable Mention 2017 - Young Adult/High School Literature

Set in a near-future Taipei, Taiwan, that is imagined as plagued by pollution, a group of teens risk everything to save their city. Jason Zhou survives in a divided society where the elite use their wealth to buy longer lives. They wear special suits, protecting them from the pollution and viruses that plague the city, while those without suffer illness and early deaths. Frustrated by his city’s corruption and still grieving the loss of his mother who died as a result of it, Zhou is determined to change things, no matter the cost. With the help of his friends, Zhou infiltrates the lives of the wealthy in hopes of destroying the international Jin Corporation from within.

Jin Corp not only manufactures the special suits the rich rely on, but they may also be manufacturing the pollution that makes them necessary. Yet the deeper Zhou delves into this new world of excess and wealth, the more muddled his plans become. And against his better judgment, Zhou finds himself falling for Daiyu, the daughter of Jin Corp’s CEO. Can Zhou save his city without compromising who he is, or destroying his own heart?
National Consortium for Teaching about Asia
National Consortium for Teaching about Asia4 days ago
NCTA recommended books on China for grades 3 to 5.

 


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