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TEA-NCTA Fall 2018 Online Seminars

  • 1.  TEA-NCTA Fall 2018 Online Seminars

    Posted 08-21-2018 02:14:00 PM

    Register Now for TEA's NCTA Fall Online Courses

    NCTA at TEA is offering three seminars and several book and film discussion groups this fall. See individual flyers for specifics and application details. All courses offer completion award, materials, and certificate of professional development contact hours.

    Open to teachers nationwide.


    Seminar: Chinese History through Its Dynasties, Part 1: Qin, Han, Tang. September

    28 – November 19, 2018. Application deadline: September 14, 2018. "Ancient" history matters! This seminar will explore political, social, and cultural history through examination of three of China's most significant early dynasties. Each module will include analysis of historical themes as well as exemplary curriculum. (High school) Flyer and application:


    Seminar: NCTA National Online Seminar: Korea in the Modern World, Part 1: 1894-

    1. 1953. September 27 – November 28, 2018. Application deadline: September 14, 2018.

    This four-module course will examine primary and secondary sources to consider the impacts of imperialism and independence, political-economic and nationalist ideologies, and globalization in the development of Korea, 1894-1953. (Secondary) Flyer and application:


    NEW-Online Book Group: The Road to Sleeping Dragon: Learning China from the

    Ground Up, with Author Michael Meyer. September 24 – December 11, 2018.

    Registration deadline: September 14 or when group fills. Join author Michael Meyer in a four-part online book group on his highly acclaimed 2017 memoir. In this, the last book of Meyer's China trilogy, he tells his personal story of learning China's language,culture, and history, providing high-interest, timely, and highly readable resources about

    China's history, growth, and daily life. (Secondary) Flyer and application:


    NEW-Online Film Group: China's City Dreams: Urbanization, Demolition, and the

    Chaos of Reality. October 5 – November 27, 2018. Registration deadline: September

    30 or when group fills. This course examines key issues in contemporary China through three films, each of which explores China's explosive urbanization and its consequences, considering the promise of the city as a beacon of progress and multiple realities that unchecked urbanization has rendered upon people's lives. (High school) Flyer and application:


    NEW-Online Book Group: Japan through Children's Literature: Picture Book

    Biographies. September 28 – November 20, 2018. Registration deadline: September

    14 or when group fills. Through picture book biographies of a Japanese artist, composer, and inventor, participants will consider the possibilities of the genre in the integration of social studies and literacy curriculum about Japan. (Elementary and middle school) Flyer

    and application:



    Book Group: Contemporary China in Short Stories: The Bridegroom, by Ha Jin.

    September 24 – November 2, 2018. Application deadline: September 19 or when

    group fills. This NCTA book group will consider classroom-applicable stories of contemporary China at the turn of the 21st century. National Book Award winner Ha Jin takes on changing family and courtship relations, the impact of American fast food on Chinese tastes and customer service, and other topics reflecting a changing China. (High school) Flyer and application:

    Catherine VH Ishida
    Japan & Korea Projects Coordinator
    Boulder CO