Each year National Endowment for the Humanities supports K-12 education through its Seminars and Institutes program https://www.neh.gov/divisions/education/summer-programs which provides tuition-free opportunities to study a variety of humanities topics with both distinguished and up-and-coming scholars, as well as like-minded colleagues. Stipends of $1,200-$3,300 help cover expenses for these one- to four-week in-depth studies of a humanities topic. Here are two related to East Asia:
1. Application Deadline: March 1, 2018 for Contested Territory: America’s Involvement in SE Asia, 1945-1975http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/education-programs/contested-territory/ to be held in Durham, NC on July 16-27th. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 406-0118
2. Application Deadline: March 1, 2018 for Enduring Legacies of the Global Mongol Empire https://www.mongoliacenter.org/programs/neh-institute-2018/ to be hld July 16- August 10th at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. For more information contact email@example.com or (215) 573-4204.
Can’t make it to either? Check out the online resources below ncluding primary sources, document based questions, images, and lesson plans about 1) Vietnam and 2) about the Mongols. And please let me know if you have favorites to share.
1. https://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/vietnam/promos/for-educators and http://www.learner.org/series/powerofplace/page13.html andhttp://aas2.asian-studies.org/EAA/EAA-Archives/14/2/844.pdf and Fall09_covers_new – 844.pdf
2. http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/mongols/ & http://www.asianart.com/mongolia/index.html &http://www.lacma.org/khan/intro/ & http://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plan/marco-polo-takes-trip
Cheers from Nancy
Nancy F. Hope
Kansas Consortium for Teaching about Asia Coordinator
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Kansas
Wescoe Hall, Room 2133
1445 Jayhawk Blvd. Room 201
Lawrence, KS 66045