Since 2007, Teaching East Asia: Korea has been promoting effective instruction about Korea in K-12 classrooms through professional development programs such as one-day workshops, summer institutes, online seminars, and special projects.
NCTA 2016 Summer Institute
Korea’s Journey into the 21st Century: Historical Contexts, Contemporary Issues. July 24-28, 2016. In this four-day institute, 20-secondary teachers considered modern and contemporary North and South Korea’s history, geography, intra-peninsular and international relations, and transnational cultural transmissions (e.g., K-pop, film, design). Participants worked with specialists to learn about the Korean peninsula beyond media coverage, drawing on Korean narratives and texts to enrich their teaching. TEA is grateful for the support to this program by the Freeman Foundation, Korea Foundation and Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies.
In Spring 2016 TEA offered "Korea in the Modern World," a 20-hour online course for secondary (6-12) teachers nationwide. Examining primary and secondary sources, participants considered the impacts of global themes of imperialism and independence, political-economic and nationalist ideologies, and globalization on the development of the Koreas, 1895 to the present. Content addresses the World History Content Standards and AP World History Course Guidelines.
TEA offers workshops for Colorado teachers on topics 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.