The countries of East Asia are in the news almost daily. This course is designed to enrich your curriculum and provide your students with a better understanding of this important world region, through an introduction to the histories and cultures of China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam. Each session is built around a selection of written and visual primary sources, making the seminar perfect for history and social studies educators, art educators, librarians, and world language teachers as well. Our presenters (UMBC faculty) will provide you with both the content and resources needed to more effectively incorporate the study of East Asia into your existing curriculum. Going further, the broadened cultural context of this seminar will enable a deeper understanding of the diverse student populations we all teach.