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Teaching about East Asia Seminar at the University of Pennsylvania—Deadline Extended: January 6, 2017

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Teaching about East Asia Seminar at the University of Pennsylvania Spring 2017 is a seminar for middle and high school teachers of World History, World Cultures, Geography, Economics, Language, Literature and Visual and Performing Arts.

Hosted at the University of Pennsylvania's Center for East Asian Studies with support by the Freeman Foundation in association with the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) through the NCTA Pittsburgh National Coordinating Site. 


  • Winter and spring 2017 - commitment to attend all sessions which comprise 30 contact hours and submit all written work
  • Fall 2017 - commitment to attend all follow-up curriculum sessions - 6 hours
  • Currently teaching or designing a course in which adequate time is devoted to the study of Asia. The applicant can also be a supervisor, or demonstrate/ resource teacher responsible for training other teachers.
  • Written support of school administrator to retain the course in the curriculum

How can "the standards" relate to your teaching?

This seminar will provide you with both the content and resources needed to implement the study of East Asia into your curriculum. Topics will closely follow the National Standards for World History and the AP World History Syllabus. 


Four Saturday sessions at area musuem and the University of Pennsylvania, 9:00 am — 3:00 pm; and two Thursday evening sessions at University of Pennsylvania, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm (30 hours in all). 

Benefits to Participants:

  • $200 professional stipend to each participant upon satisfactory completion of all seminar requirements: attendance at all sessions and submission of all written assignments
  • $100 mini-grant for school-related materials and activities 
  • Seminar books and teaching materials
  • Complimentary subcription to Education About Asia
  • Certificate of completion
  • Eligibility to apply for summer programs on East Asia
  • Act 48 hours will be available


  • Margaret Lonzetta and Lesley Solomon, Seminar Leaders National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA)
  • Professors of history, political science, art, literature and anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania
  • Museum Educators

To Apply (Deadline Extended: January 6, 2017)

  • Complete registration from and one-page statement 
  • Receive signature from school administrator
  • Mail or fax the registration form and statement to:

Attn: David Dettmann
642 Williams Hall
255 S. 36 Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305
Tel. 215.573. 4203 | Fax: 215. 573. 2561

You can download the NCTA 2017 Application HERE

For specific questions about the seminar, cotact Lesley Solomon at