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Teacher Events and Workshops

Webinar Series: Teaching Medieval Japan
Free, Pre-registration Required.

Learn project-based strategies for teaching about Japan using the Asian Art Museum’s education website.  Each webinar lasts about an hour and is facilitated by Asian Art Museum staff, a UC Berkeley content expert, and a World Savvy curriculum consultant. Sign up for one or the entire series.

Medieval Japan: The Standard Narrative (Saturday, May 17, 2014, 10:30 am PDT)
Medieval Japan: Symbols of Protection and Strength (Saturday, May 31, 2014, 10:30 am PDT)
Medieval Japan: Art and Storytelling (Saturday, July 19, 2014, 10:30 am PDT)
Medieval Japan: The Arts of Tea (Saturday, August 30, 2014, 10:30 am PDT)

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Discovering Connections 2014
Tuesday–Saturday, July 22–25, 2014
, 9:00 am–4:00 pm
$200; Scholarships Available, Application Required

In this four-day program, teachers will visit the collections of the Asian Art Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (on view at the Asian Art Museum) to explore artworks using observation, inquiry, analysis and reflection. Participants will develop techniques for engaging with artworks and learn how the museum setting empowers students' critical thinking and creativity.

The institute is designed for high school teachers and includes gallery experiences, discussions with museum staff, and an education packet.

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China’s Growing Global Impact: Balancing Economic Development and Environmental Sustainability
Saturday, August 4–5, 2014 8:30 am–3:30 pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s San Mateo Conference Center
1300 El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA

$200 stipend available upon completion. Presented by The 1990 Institute
Apply Online by April 30.

Become more knowledgeable about China and U.S.-China issues and prepare your students for a better understanding of China in the 21st Century. This two-day workshop will explore in depth these critical issues and how they are intertwined, from both historical and current perspectives, and will take into account China’s relations with the world community, especially the United States.

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Teacher Workshop: Roads of Arabia
Saturday, October 25, 2014, 9:30 am–2:30 pm
$10, Pre-registration Required

Imagine life along the ancient trade routes and later pilgrimage routes of the Arabian Peninsula through storytelling and an inquiry-based tour. Experience the artistic legacy of the region with a calligraphy activity and hear from Michael Wolfe, filmmaker and founder of 20,000 Dialogues. Includes tour, workshop, and curriculum resources as well as a continental breakfast and a light lunch.

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