Workshop for K-12 Teachers
“Bringing Asia into the K-12 Curriculum”
Date: Friday, September 23, 2005
Location: Case Hall, Computer lab 337, Classroom 339
Description of Sessions
Welcome & Introduction – Van Nguyen (Outreach Coordinator, ASN)
Asian Studies Center web-based resources: Windows on Asia ,
Understanding Vietnam : Beyond the War,
Nepal : Understanding the Rivers, Environment, and Culture – Murari Suvedi (Associate Professor, Department of Community, Agriculture, Recreation and Resource Studies)
“Teaching Asia Through Technology Lessons”
Margaret Holtschlag (Haslett Community Schools)
“Teaching Asia Through Children’s Literature”
Kurnia Yahya (PhD Student, College of Education )
Sally McClintock (Founder of LATTICE)
Aki Sakuma (Curator of book exhibit "Hello, Dear Enemy")
“Teaching Icons: A Practical Approach to Asia ”
University of Michigan (representatives from the Center of Japanese Studies, Center for South Asian Studies, and Center for Southeast Asian Studies)
Break, walk to Kresge Museum
“Teaching Asia Through Art” – Kresge Museum gallery walk/presentation
Linda Cooke Johnson (Associate Professor, Department of History)
Wrap-up and Evaluations
Description of Sessions:
Asian Studies Center web-based resources
This session will look at resources for K-12 teacher at MSU Asian Studies Center . We will focus on the outreach website, “Windows on Asia ” and two websites featuring K-12 lessons developed from Fulbright-Hays study trips for teachers to Vietnam and Nepal .
Teaching Asia Through Technology Lessons
This session highlights a unit of study designed for technology lessons for grades 2-5 in Haslett Public Schools, connecting the five themes of geography.
Teaching Asia Through Children's Literature
This session will focus on the teaching of Asian culture through translated children's books, with special attention to a local exhibit of international books titled, “Hello, Dear Enemy.” This exhibit features children's books from around the world featuring the theme of war and peace.
Teaching Icons: A Practical Approach to Asia
Representatives of the University of Michigan National Resource Centers will share knowledge about the 3 most emblematic monuments, people, and events of each Asian region: South, East, and Southeast. These recognizable symbols will provide a seamless gateway from classroom to world.
Teaching Asia Through Art
Starting with a gallery walk, participants will view the Asian collection at MSU's Kresge Art Museum . We will then look at different ways to teach about Asia through the visual arts.
For further information on the schedule, please contact Van Nguyen at 517-353-1680 or firstname.lastname@example.org