Exploring Global Questions in Asian Perspective: A Virtual Workshop

In courses already straining to cover the world’s diverse history, literature, and geography, incorporating Asia often leads to a new question: what material to cut? This PD session seeks to address this issue by considering Asia not as a new, replacement curriculum, but as a way of gaining important global perspectives on familiar questions: the discovery and conquest of the new world, the industrial revolution, World War I, and the global supply chains that define our modern world. This six hour workshop empowers educators to explore essential world history questions like these through fresh perspectives from Korea, China, and Japan. It also provides educators with books, digital curricula, and pedagogical tools for making sense of Asia’s growing importance on the world stage.