Teachers, spread the word! This is an awesome way to learn about teaching Asian Pacific American history in beautiful Seattle this summer. Come join me!
This NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop is open to all K-12 educators as well as classroom professionals, school administrators and substitute teachers.
This week-long, 2016 NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture summer institute will focus on the hidden histories of the Asian Pacific American pioneers, from the earliest Native Hawaiians who navigated the Pacific Coast and toiled for the Hudson Bay Trading Company in the early 1800s through the Chinese, Punjabi, Filipino, Korean and Japanese immigrant laborers who built the infrastructure of the major cities in this region.
Participants will each receive a $1,200 stipend to help offset travel and housing costs.
Session 1: July 17-23, 2016
Session 2: July 31-August 6, 2016
Application deadline – March 1, 2016
Although focusing on landmarks and events in the Pacific Northwest, the country’s rapidly changing demographics and the critical need for Asian Pacific American curriculum resources in K-12 classrooms make this a much needed workshop. Instrumental to the development of the West Coast, but even more crucial to the dialog of race, inclusion, and national policy, the challenges and successes of the early Asian Pacific Americans will provide a foundation of understanding for contemporary and national issues today.
Presenters include Erika Lee Gary Okihiro, Dorothy Fujita-Rony, Madeline Hsu Moon-ho Jung, Gail Nomura, and Shirley Hune.