Investigate the cultural, socioeconomic, historical, and contemporary trends of China today through professional development workshops. Link China to broader world history curricula through pilot programs at the U-M International Institute and Michigan Council for Social Studies. State Board Continuing Education Units are available.
East Asia Immersion Workshop
LANGUAGE ACROSS BOUNDARIES
words, writing, & gesture
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Educational Conference Center
School of Social Work Building – University of Michigan Central Campus
1080 S. University Ave.
Ann Arbor MI 48109
What makes the languages of East Asia distinct and yet so similar? Explore language as it relates to Asia by learning about language families, the evolution of writing and script, loan words, and English as a world language. Tap into non-verbal language/communication through performing arts and gesture. The program will feature presentations by visiting scholars, students, and community members, with hands-on calligraphy, movement and practice, word play, and more. Bring cultural engagement to your classroom through lesson plans, resources, and hands-on activities.
Cap off the day with a chance to connect with participants & organizers in a themed dinner event (optional)!
0.5 SB-CEUs AVAILABLE
Registration Fee: $30 (includes breakfast and lunch)
Deadline for Registration: March 2, 2012
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register (indicate if you would like SB-CEUs).
Ann Arbor Public School and Washtenaw Intermediate School District Teachers are eligible for reimbursements. A limited number of grants may be available for teachers outside Washtenaw County. Please inquire at registration.
Sponsored by the Centers for Chinese and Japanese Studies, the Nam Center for Korean Studies, the University Musical Society, and the Confucius Institute
Presented in conjunction with the University of Michigan theme semester: "Language: The Human Quintessence."
Search our past events for resource materials, including PowerPoint presentations and recordings of lectures.
For more on the critical need for resources on China and other Asian nations see the Asia Society's "Asia in the Schools: Preparing Young Americans for Today's Interconnected World":