East Asian Studies

Teaching about East Asia PD

Save the Date:

2017 Professional Development Workshop on Teaching about East Asia

AT the Edges…Over Land and Sea: East Asia through Maps

Maps are the cornerstone to understanding the network over land and water that characterize trade and commerce crossing East Asia.  We’ll explore maps as representing the mindset of their makers—the differences between Eastern  and Western cartography traditions—and set off on a journey that explores pilgrimages as well as the pathways of contemporary politics.  Along the way, we’ll explore spices and artifacts, food and religion  to provide an experiential , hands-on discovery designed to translate directly into classroom projects and lessons.

This year the University of Michigan offers a two-day immersion workshop to support educators in deepening their skills and knowledge in teaching about East Asia!

Friday, May 19, 5:30-8:30pm and Saturday, May 20, 10-5pm
At the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery. Lodging will be available.

Participants are strongly encouraged to attend programming for both days,  but it is possible to attend only the Friday or Saturday session.

Who should attend:
Educators who work with K-12 and college students. Workshop participants will be eligible to receive SCECH credits.

What to expect:
  • Faculty-led presentations and discussions
  • Talk and tour at the University of Michigan Museum of Art
  • Exploration of the Clark Library map collection
  • Teacher resource kits
  • Meals and snacks provided
  • Extension opportunities
For further information, please e-mail cstep@umich.edu
Organized by the U-M Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, Japanese Studies, and
Nam Center for Korean Studies (together a US Dept. of Education National Resource Center for East Asia)
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