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NCTAN: Teaching about China: Resources for teaching about timely topics

May 13, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

China is frequently the subject of US news, and students have a range of perceptions (and a lot of questions!) about the country and the people who live there. In this workshop, we’ll touch on several topics, including the Uyghur community and other minority groups, the outbreak of the coronavirus, biases against China, and more. We will provide Inquiry Design Model lesson plans and primary source material for classroom instruction, and we will help provide teachers and Social Studies Education students with relevant questions to ask and resources to draw from. Lunch will be provided.

Participants will receive a certificate from North Carolina Teaching Asia Network confirming 2 hours of professional development for the completion of this workshop.

Workshop organizers
Dr. James Hudson, Assistant Professor of History, UNCP
Dr. Serina Cinnamon, Associate Professor of History & SSE Director and Coordinator, UNCP

This event will be held in person at UNC-Pembroke.

Workshop activities: 10 AM – 12 PM
Lunch: 12 PM – 1 PM


North Carolina Teaching Asia Network (NCTAN) opens up the door to East Asia by providing free seminars for K-12 teacher in North Carolina and beyond. A variety of methods, including on-site face-to-face, on-line simulcast, or on-line courses, provides for teachers who are looking for a way to improve curriculum on Mongolia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam. NCTAN is under the initiative of Columbia University’s Weatherhead East Asia Center, in collaboration with the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA). NCTA, funded by the Freeman Foundation, is a multi-year initiative to encourage and facilitate teaching and learning about Asia in world history, geography, social studies, and literature courses. 

Please email NCTAN Director Becky Butler with any questions.


May 13, 2023
10:00 am - 1:00 pm


1 University Dr.
Pembroke, NC 28372 United States
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Carolina Asia Center
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The Carolina Asia Center supports diverse Asia-related events. However, CAC co-sponsorship of any talk, seminar, documentary screening, film screening, performance or celebration does not constitute endorsement of or agreement with the views presented therein. As an academic institution, we value diverse perspectives that promote dialogue and understanding.

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