Environment and Politics in the People’s Republic of China

Join IU Northwest faculty member Diana Chen Lin for a K-12 educator professional development workshop focused on current issues in East Asia likely to be of interest to students. The workshop will provide lectures and discussion of the complex history of China’s environmental changes up to the 21st century. It will explore how China’s post-1978 modernization turned China into the largest carbon dioxide emitter. The workshop will also tackle the significant policy shifts in China that seek to transform challenges into opportunities by making China a leading country in green technology and green energy cars. We will work on the criteria and methods to discuss these issues in the classroom.

All K-12 educators are welcome; teachers of AP Human Geography, World Cultures, Modern World History, Art, Global Studies, English, Media Literacy, and World Languages will find the topics particularly useful. Participants will be exposed to workshop topics through lectures, discussions, and activities that can be brought into the classroom and used to enhance global contextualization within Illinois and Indiana state academic standards.

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