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K-14 Student Programs

Korea from "A Single Shard"

Korea Comes Alive from "A Single Shard" Program

Engage your students with the history and culture of ancient East Asia by introducing them to the Newbery Award winning book "A Single Shard" by Linda Sue Park set in 14th C Korea. Receive a classroom set of this popular YA novel, a companion "Korea Kit" filled with A/V material, books and cultural artifacts related to the book to borrow, a bus subsidy to tour University of Michigan Museum of Art's Gallery of Korean Art with trained docents, and a hands-on ceramics demonstration with a craft that the kids can take home!

Participating schools will receive the Newbery Award winning book, “A Single Shard” by Linda Sue Park for their classrooms. They will also receive the loan of the Nam Center’s “Single Shard” Themed Korea Kit, which includes, a collection of books, DVDs, and cultural artifacts that relates to the setting of the book. As a reinforcement of the narrative and details that they learned in the study of the novel, the students will visit the U-M Museum of Art on a field trip to tour the Gallery of Korean Art, and it’s collection of ceramics with a docent. The information that they have been exposed to from the book, the Korea Kit, and in the Gallery of Korean Art will be reinforced kinesthetically through a ceramics demonstration in which they will experience ceramics making.

Contact us for more information.

Sponsors: Nam Center for Korean Studies and UMMA

This program is also made possible in part by a Title VI grant from the US Department of Education.