This session will be held virtually, via Zoom. There will be an introductory/orientation meeting over Zoom from 8:30-10:00, with independent work to follow.
Even as East Asia has become more visible in global politics and our daily lives, language barriers often make it difficult to effectively incorporate Asian texts into the classroom. This PD session will tackle this challenge by providing strategies for engaging Asian history and culture through visual sources—from high art to popular film. Through a series of focused sessions on topics like travel and nature in Japanese Woodblock prints, the “Yellow Peril” in Western postcards, visions of “the people” in Maoist Propaganda posters, and the memory of the Atomic Bomb in Japanese manga, this workshop will provide educators with both the historical context and practical materials necessary to visually engage Asia in the classroom. The session also introduces teachers to accessible digital collections of visual sources and lesson planning guides for use in the classroom.
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