TEA-NCTA Fall Online Offerings on East Asia Now Registering!

The NCTA National Coordinating Site at TEA is offering both seminars and book groups beginning in September. All offerings are free and open to teachers nationwide, with particular courses designed for teachers of specific grade levels. http://www.colorado.edu/ptea/

  • NEW—Online Book Group: China’s Millennials: The Want Generation with Author Eric Fish. September 22 – December 11, 2017. Application deadline: Monday, September 11 or when course fills. Take advantage of a rare opportunity to explore the lives and challenges of China’s “millennials” with author Eric Fish. Fish, a millennial himself, will guide participants through a first-hand look at young Chinese, termed “the want generation,” their impact on society, and society’s impact on them. (16 contact hours.) Details and application.
  • Online Seminar: Issues in Contemporary China. September 26 – December 11, 2017. Application deadline: Monday, September 11 or when course fills. In this online seminar, participating secondary teachers will investigate some of the key issues that are making headlines and demonstrate China’s changing nature. Topics include President Xi Jinping’s recentralization of power, territorial disputes with Taiwan and about the South China Sea, foreign policy strategy in the context of China’s rise, demographic changes, and environmental impacts. (20 contact hours.) Details and application.
  • Seminar: Japan in the World: Cultural Encounters, 16th 19th Centuries. September 28 – December 11, 2017. Application deadline: Monday, September 18 or when course fills. This four-module online course will explore Japan’s often-overlooked international relations with Asia and its encounters with the West before, during, and after the Tokugawa era (1600-1868). Participants will investigate teacher-developed lessons and primary sources to use in their middle and high school world history classrooms. (24 contact hours.) Class limit: 20. Details and application.
  • NEW—Online Book Group: Stories from China’s Post-Mao Reform Era. September 29 – November 20, 2017.  Application deadline: Tuesday, September 12 or when course fills. Acclaimed writer Liao Yiwu captures the impact of the Deng Xiaoping reform era of the 1980s and ‘90s through vivid interviews with a range of Chinese citizens, capturing the impact of a new government’s new directions and goals on Chinese society and individuals. (16 contact hours.) Class limit: 20. Details and application.
  • NEW—Online Book Group: Japan through Children’s Literature: Kamakura, A Seaside Town. October 6 – Early December 2017. Application deadline: Monday, September 25 or when course fills. The city of Kamakura offers an engaging window into Japan, past and present. In this book group, participants will consider two Kamakura-based books by author Holly Thompson—The Wakame Gatherers and Falling into the Dragon’s Mouth—to explore history, geography, traditional and contemporary culture, and the lives of children today. Open to elementary and middle school teachers. Features a live webinar with the author. (15 contact hours.) Class limit: 20. Details and application.

Student Pre-Talks with the World Affairs Council of Connecticut

The World Affairs Council of Connecticut is offering a fun and exciting new program for Connecticut High School Students. We are now offering Student Pre-Talks before some of our events for students interested in discussing and debating global affairs with teachers and peers. These will cost $5 each, and will allow students to stay for our event to learn […]

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Educators’ Appreciation Day at Mystic Seaport

NEW! Educators’ Appreciation Day  at Mystic Seaport—NOW ONE DAY ONLY AND IN OCTOBER! October 21, 2017, rain or shine Mystic Seaport is now doing special programming for teachers in October instead of April, and for one day only so don’t miss it!  This year’s Educators Appreciation Day is Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 9am-5pm rain […]

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Students & Teachers: Participate in the Breakthrough Junior Challenge!

Students and Teachers: Participate in the National Geographic and the Breakthrough Junior Challenge, a global initiative to develop and demonstrate young people’s knowledge of science and scientific principles, generate excitement in science and math, support STEM career choices, and engage the imagination and interest of the public-at-large in key concepts of fundamental science. To take […]

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Yale-China Workshop

Yale-China is hosting a one-day workshop on China in the Curriculum for teachers to be led by Yale Professor Denise Ho on October 28th.  This is a terrific opportunity for teachers looking to refine their teaching about Chinese culture and society.  Please help us spread the word to area middle and high school teachers. The […]

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Current Events Webinars from National Humanities Center

The National Humanities Center has just launched a slate of new titles in our annual webinar series.  The goal of this “ripped from the headlines” series is to give educators of all disciplines background on the day’s compelling topics.  Understanding Syria . . . the historical context of Black Lives Matter . . . the history […]

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NCSS Calls for Participation

Offer your skills, talents, and expertise this summer and fall — and help chart the direction of your profession. Consider these opportunities (from NCSS and colleagues) for social studies educators of all stripes: CALL #1. Calling social studies educators at all levels and in all professional settings (e.g., K-12 teachers, college professors, state education department […]

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TEA-NCTA Fall Online Offerings on East Asia Now Registering!

The NCTA National Coordinating Site at TEA is offering both seminars and book groups beginning in September. All offerings are free and open to teachers nationwide, with particular courses designed for teachers of specific grade levels. http://www.colorado.edu/ptea/ NEW—Online Book Group: China’s Millennials: The Want Generation with Author Eric Fish. September 22 – December 11, 2017. […]

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An important message from Connecticut History Day (CHD)!

Dear Friend of Connecticut History Day, Imagine writing a paper that opens doors to new experiences and national recognition. Or creating a performance that helps you to find your own voice. Thanks to History Day, Connecticut students had these experiences and so many more. Those experiences would not have happened without the support of so […]

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Teaching Resources from the U.S. Institute of Peace

The U.S. Institute of Peace works to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflict around the world by engaging directly in conflict zones and by providing analysis, education, and resources to those working for peace. Created by Congress in 1984 as an independent, nonpartisan, federally funded organization, USIP’s staff work at the Institute’s DC headquarters and […]

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New Materials Available to Bolster Your Holocaust Unit

Surviving the Angel of Death: The True Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz is the story of Eva Mozes Kor, who was a 10-year-old from Hungary when she and her family were sent by cattle car to Auschwitz. There, Eva and her twin sister, Miriam, were put into the care of Dr. Josef Mengele […]

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