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    Teaching Women's History in Asia | March 2023 Workshop Series

    "Teaching Women's History in Asia" is a virtual pedagogical workshop series to celebrate Women's History Month. Register here!

    japanese bridal photoARNCTA Celebrates Women's History Month with a Three-Part Virtual Series, "Teaching Women's History in Asia." As folk heroes, religious icons, and wartime survivors, women have played crucial roles in shaping East Asian history, and their stories provide a vital window into the culture, society, and politics of China, Korea, and Japan. In this series, Asia scholars and specialists from around the region will provide participants with crucial context and concrete strategies for centering women and Asia in their classrooms. Come to a single event, or attend all three to receive a free packet of books and curriculum materials.

    WHEN: Thursdays in March (March 2, 9, 16) 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    WHERE: Virtual via Zoom:
    AUDIENCE: Grade 6-12 social studies and language arts teachers will benefit most, but all are welcome!


    K-12 Teachers can receive:

    -Up to 3 Hours of Continuing Education Credit

    -Access to ready-to-use digital materials for teaching women in Asia

    -Teachers who attend all three virtual workshops will be given two FREE award-winning books on women in Asia from ARNCTA’s library



    zachMarch 2, 4:00 - 5:00pm

    "What Makes a Heroine? Teaching Chinese History and Culture with Mulan"

    With Dr. Zach Smith (University of Central Arkansas)


    jooyounleeMarch 9, 4:00 - 5:00pm

    "The 'Comfort Women' System and Its Contested Memory"

    With Dr. Jooyoun Lee (St. Edward’s University)


    mindylandeckMarch 16, 4:00 - 5:00pm 

     "In the Beginning Woman was the Sun: Illuminating Japanese Female Icons"

    With Dr. Mindy Landeck (Austin College)


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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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