- Upcoming Workshops
Colorado teachers can take advantage of TEA's annual program of workshops on East Asia throughout the school year. Workshops feature faculty experts from various Colorado institutions and devote equal time to "best practices" presentations by experienced classroom teachers.
Usher in the Year of the Snake through a hands-on exploration of how New Year’s is celebrated in China, Japan, and Korea. TEA staff and local cultural specialists will provide first-hand information about new year’s traditions in East Asia and instruction in an authentic new year’s craft ready for use in your classroom. Workshop fee includes morning, snacks, lunch, and materials. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, November 21, 2012. Registration form.
Join TEA staff and CU history professor Timothy Weston for a one-day workshop focusing on China in transition. Professor Weston will speak about the changes in US-China relations and the global image of China today. TEA staff will demonstrate new curriculum on current issues in China, including economic development, migration, and education. Participating teachers will receive Professor Weston’s 2012 publication, China In and Beyond the Headlines and the 2012 SPICE unit, China in Transition. Registration donation of $30. Participants receive meals and two books. Register beginning December 10, 2012.
National expansion and colonialism are key themes in modern world history. Japan’s expansion into East Asia provides a significant non-Western case study to broaden and deepen students understandings of these global processes. Beginning in the early 1900s, Japan, like many of its modern counterparts, set its sights on building empire. In East Asia, Imperial Japan colonized the Korean peninsula in 1910. In the 1930’s Japan extended its empire to northeast China—Manchuria—before embarking on global warfare. This workshop examines Japan’s colonial policies and goals during this period and considers political, social, and cultural contexts of colonial rule in Korea and China as well as the on the Japanese home front. CU Professor Miriam Kingsberg will provide an historical overview with special attention to Japan’s expansion into China and Korea. Curriculum sessions will focus on Japanese colonialism in Korea through a new SPICE unit and propaganda campaigns in support of the national project of expansion within Japan. Teachers will receive the 2013 SPICE unit Korea in the Era of Japanese Colonialism and other lesson plans. Registration donation of $25. Participants receive meals and curriculum unit. Register beginning January 10, 2013.