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A place where you can discuss anything pertaining to Asian cultures - from history, to pop culture. If you're interested in making Asian cultures a part of your curricula this is the place for you.

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Asian Studies for Young Students - Grades 1-4

I have taken many Asian courses at "Primary Source" in Watertown in order to enrich my "global" knowledge and create curriculum for young students that integrates geography, literacy, (reading and…Continue

Started by Marcy Prager Sep 3, 2013.

Teaching programs in Japan 4 Replies

Hello!! I thought this group would be the perfect place to post this Q. Can any of you recommend a program for teaching in Japan for a summer or a semester? Like a sabbatical kind of program? I've…Continue

Tags: sabbatical, abroad, Japan

Started by Kelly Farrow. Last reply by Robert Fish Apr 30, 2012.

Japanese Language Resources

Hello all - thought I'd post some of the links I've found useful as a Japanese teacher in hopes that some of you might have resources of your own to share. Without further ado: …Continue

Tags: Culture, Asian, Japanese, Language, Foreign

Started by Michael Low Nov 17, 2011.

INTERACTIVE: Deciphering Buddha Imagery

See this NOVA interactive - From …Continue

Started by Ryan Goble May 11, 2011.

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Comment by Ryan Goble on August 27, 2010 at 5:33pm
Thanks for sharing this Melissa!
Comment by Melissa Motes on August 27, 2010 at 5:20pm
I received this information from the National Council for Social Studies listserv... Just in case anyone was interested in this professional development opportunity.

My name is Nallely Arteaga and I am the outreach assistant at USC U.S-China Institute. I want to extend an invitation for educators and teachers to apply to the NO COST East Asia Pre 1800 Seminar, a professional development opportunity provided by USC U.S. – China Institute. Below is further information that can be forwarded or shared with colleagues, and teachers. We highly encourage educators to promote this FREE professional development opportunity, as it is for the benefit of all in the educational system. Thank you in advance.

USC U.S. – China Institute (USCI) / National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA)
EAST ASIA Pre 1800
NO-COST Professional Development Seminar for K-12 Teachers

September 28 - November 30, 2010
UTLA Building, Los Angeles

The USC U.S. – China Institute (USCI) and the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia (NCTA) provide no-cost professional development opportunities for K-12 educators interested in learning more about East Asia.

The seminar will present a survey of modern China, Japan and Korea, covering the social, political and economic developments of each country from 1800 to the present.

Individuals successfully completing all seminar requirements (curriculum project, short essay and web discussion forum participation) will receive:
- $500 stipend
- Free resource materials
- USC Rossier School of Education Continuing Education Units (can be applied towards salary scale advancement) OR LAUSD salary points (if applicable)

Seminar sessions will meet on ten consecutive Tuesday evenings from 5:00 to 8:00 pm from September 28 to November 30, 2010 and one Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the UTLA building (detailed schedule information available on seminar webpage). For these meeting days, participants will be provided with free parking and complimentary refreshments.

How to APPLY:
Go to the USCI/NCTA Fall 2010 “East Asia Pre 1800” UTLA seminar webpage at:

Application DEADLINE:
Seminar applications will be accepted until Friday, September 17, 2010. We will admit participants upon receipt of applications.

More information can be found in the attached files or by calling
213-821-4382 or

Nallely Arteaga
K-12 Outreach Program
USC U.S. - China Institute
3535 S. Figueroa Street, FIG 202
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1262
United States of America
Phone: 1-213-740-1307
Fax: 1-213-821-2382

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