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Cultural Encounters: Japan's Diverse Past and Present

  • Online Course
  • Study Tour

Cultural Encounters - Japan's Diverse Past and Present
30-hour Online Course: September 13, 2013 - January 5, 2014.

This online course will examine episodes in Japan’s international and intercultural relations from the Nara period to the present, with special attention to Japanese approaches and responses to cross-border movement of peoples, ideas, and materials. Content addresses the World History Content Standards and AP World Hisory Course Guidelines. Thirty middle and high school world history teachers from across the country are currently enrolled.

This course is made possible through the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership funding to the J-OPP Project and the Freeman Foundation funding to the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia at TEA. 

Cultural Encounters: Japan's Diverse Past and Present.
NCTA Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad in Japan: June 25-July 23, 2013

Twelve teachers who completed the 30-hour online Cultural Encounters course in Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 were selected for this four-week study tour. Funded through the US Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Groups Project Abroad Program and the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) National Coordinating Site at TEA, this seminar in Japan included study in Tokyo, Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Nara, Osaka, Kyoto, Nagoya, and Yokohama at sites of historical and contemporary cultural encounters. Pending funding, the project hopes to publish participant-developed curriculum for use in World History and Asian studies courses.

Cultural Encounters: Japan's Diverse Past and Present.
Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad in Japan: June-July 2013

Teachers who complete the 30-hour online Cultural Encounters course in Fall 2012 will be eligible to apply to this study tour. This four-week study tour, funded through the US Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Groups Project Abroad Program and the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) National Coordinating Site at TEA will include study in Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Kyoto/Nara, and Tokyo/Yokohama at sites of historical and contemporary cultural encounters. Participants will be asked to contribute a modest cost share for the program.