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    Objects and Ritual in Japanese History

    The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) and the USC U.S.-China Institute are sponsoring a virtual seminar, offered to educators in all states, beginning on June 16, 2021 (2:00pm - 3:00pm). This seminar includes a weekly online live discussion each Tuesday from June 16th to July 14th as well as seminar-focused forum participation, a curriculum project, and a short essay assignment all focused on objects from art, industry, technology, and war to consider the richness of Japanese history. Upon completion of "Objects and Ritual in Japanese History", participants will receive 3 continuing education credits, online resources and materials for classroom use, and a certificate of completion. The deadline to apply is Sunday, June 13th. 

    objectsandritualinjapanesehistory"Objects and Ritual in Japanese History" will use objects from art, industry, technology, and war to consider the richness of the Japanese past. From court ceremonies to samurai rituals on the battlefield, from daily gift exchanges to Buddhist mortuary markers, Japanese communities have expressed their dreams, fears, power, and imagination using material culture and rituals focusing on objects. The seminar includes a weekly online live discussion each Tuesday from June 16th to July 14th as well as seminar-focused forum participation, a curriculum project, and a short essay assignment all focused on exploring Japan’s history through the study of objects.

    For more information and to register: Objects and Ritual in Japanese History | US-China Institute (usc.edu)

    Upon completion of "Objects and Ritual in Japanese History", participants will receive 3 continuing education credits, online resources and materials for classroom use, and a certificate of completion.

    The deadline to apply is Sunday, June 13th.

    The NCTA regularly offers virtual workshops open to teachers nationwide! For more information on NCTA's many programs and to register for other events, click here: NCTA - Free online professional development for teachers. In addition to NCTA's programs that are offered to educators from all states, we at the ARNCTA regularly update our site to share events specifically for Arkansas teachers.

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    Housed within the Asian Studies Program at the University of Central Arkansas, the Arkansas NCTA aims to empower elementary and secondary school teachers to center East Asian art, literature, history, and culture in their classrooms.

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