Welcome to the Program for Teaching East Asia

The Program for Teaching East Asia (TEA) at the Center for Asian Studies conducts national, regional, and state projects designed to enhance and expand teaching and learning about East Asia at the elementary and secondary school levels. Specific projects focus on curriculum development, professional development for teachers, and curriculum consultation and reform related to Asia in K-12 education.  TEA projects are currently supported by a generous grant from the Freeman Foundation and a grant from CU's Office of Outreach and Engagement.

The Program for Teaching East Asia is conducted under the auspices of the University of Colorado Boulder Center for Asian Studies. Our Center's statements on Institutional Racism in the US and the University of Colorado Campus Land Use may be found at https://www.colorado.edu/cas/center-asian-studies-statements.

New Resources from TEA

Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 in China and the U.S. through Literature and Writing is a 2020-2021 special project undertaken by TEA with funding from the Universty of Colorado Office of Engagement and Outreach and the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA). The project worked with ten secondary teachers to introduce them and their students to the book Wuhan Diaries: Dispatches from a Quarantined City, by the Chinese author Fang Fang. Students then wrote diary and journal entries recording their own experiences processing their year during the COVID pandemic. Their moving personal accounts link their personal experiences to experiences in China and globally.  Visit our project page for more information on the project and selected student writings.

Resources and Strategies for Teaching about Asian America and Responding to Anti-Asian Racism. . Educators have a critical role to play in teaching about Asian America and, now more than ever, educating to combat anti-Asian racism and all forms of racism.  Developed for Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, May 2021, this TEA-NCTA resource offers educators a selective "toolkit" to address these goals during the May 2021 Awarness month and every day.