The Center for East Asian Studies is offering a summer workshop on Environmental and Social Issues of East Asia. Scholarships are available to workshop participants. We look forward to seeing you at our workshop.

June 21-25, 2004
(Funding from the U.S. Department of Education)

Environmental and Social Issues of East Asia: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Internationalizing the Curriculum

A five-day workshop for educators providing an opportunity to learn about and discuss contemporary international issues and their practical applications for the classroom. This year the Center for East Asian Studies will focus on an area of international importance: the environment and related social issues in China, Japan and Korea.This innovative workshop seeks to integrate disciplines from the arts and sciences, utilizing hands-on, problem-solving approaches.
Presentations by practicing teachers and university faculty.  Films, classroom resources and much more.
Computer lab: view China, Japan and Korea from EarthKAM, a NASA program that photographs our planet from the Space  Shuttle.
Visit to the Field Museum, Chicago to see the unique exhibit "Splendors of Chinaís Forbidden City: The Glorious Reign of Emperor Qianlong" ( Dinner in Chinatown.
Design your own watershed and take a boat trip on Lake Mendota.
Develop a curriculum project that can be directly implemented in the classroom.
Connect with other teachers in the Midwest.
Earn college credit and meet PI-34 Educator License requirements.

Workshop Objectives:
Develop new approaches to incorporating East Asia into the classroom from other teachers.
Examine current societal and economic issues of international importance.
Discover ways to expand your studentsí horizons of the world.
Examine how people in East Asian societies confront environmental crises, and how western ways of interacting with the environment may differ from those of other cultures.

Registration Fee: $75: Includes lunches, dinner in Chinatown, and trip to Chicago.
Travel and lodging scholarships available.
Final registration deadline: May 20, 2004
Registration forms are available online at our website:
Center for East Asian Studies
333 Ingraham Hall
1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI  53706-1397   USA

phone: 608-262-3643
fax: 608-265-2919