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.


September 23, 2017: TEA-NCTA Colorado Workshop: Teaching Korea in the Globalizing World

Colorado teachers are invited to participate in a one-day workshop designed to offer perspectives and resources for teaching Korean history and contemporary issues. Through presentations by Korea studies professors Sungyun Lim (University of Colorado), Suzy Kim (Rutgers University), and Dafna Zur (Stanford University) and curriculum sessions with TEA staff, participants will consider how to engage students in exploring political ideology, economic development, and national identity on the Korean peninsula using Korean narratives and multimedia primary sources. Offered thanks to the support of the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea at San Francisco, Freeman Foundation, and Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies. Flyer and registration.

NCTA-TEA Online Seminar

As part of its NCTA online programming, TEA from time to time offers “Korea in the Modern World,” a 20-hour online course for secondary (6-12) teachers nationwide. Examining primary and secondary sources, participants consider 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.

Summer Institutes

In summers 2015 and 2016, with the support of the Freeman Foundation, Korea Foundation and Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies, TEA offered summer institutes on 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).

Korea Resource Center

Built with support from the Korea Foundation and contributions from teachers and publishers, TEA’s Korea Resource Center offers teachers a growing collection of curriculum resources on Korea. Print materials are lent free of charge to teachers within commuting distance of the TEA offices; audiovisuals require a $35 deposit. Please see our Korea Resource Center page for full details.