This year TEA offered its first summer institute on a topic in Korea studies. The institute and follow-up activities are made possible by generous funding from the Korea Foundation and the Freeman Foundation-funded National Consortium for Teaching about Asia.
NCTA 2015 Summer Institute
Korea's Journey into the 21st Century: Historical Contexts, Contemporary Issues. July 13-17, 2015. In this 4-day residential summer institute, 30 secondary teachers considered modern and contemporary South Korea's distinct history, geography, intra-peninsular and international relations, and transnational cultural transmissions (e.g., K-pop, film, and design). Participants worked with specialists to learn about the Korean peninsula beyond the media coverage, drawing on Korean narratives and texts to enrich their teaching about contemporary South Korea in the classroom.
TEA offers workshops for Colorado teachers on a topic in Korea studies; related resources are shared. Recent workshop topics have included "Divided Korea: History and Legacies," “The Korean Peninsula’s Golden Age and Nuclear Age,” and “Bringing Korea into the Curriculum.” For information about upcoming workshops, please see our Upcoming Workshops page. You can also sign up for the TEA mailing list.
Built with support from the Korea Foundation and contributions from teachers and publishers, TEA's Korea Resource Center offers teachers in the western United States a growing collection of curriculum resources on Korea. Print materials are lent free of charge to teachers in the western United States; audio-visuals require a $35 deposit. Please see our Korea Resource Center page for full details.