Presented by the Institute for Korean Studies:
June 7 - 8, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily
Deadline: April 15, 2018
This workshop offers 6-12th grade Ohio teachers an introduction to the rich history and culture of Korea. Through a series of small seminars held over two days, this free program is intended to provide teachers with the knowledge, resources, and expert guidance to allow them to incorporate or enhance curriculum about Korea into their classrooms. Dr. Mark Peterson, head of Korean Studies at Brigham Young University, will offer a series of presentations focused on the rich history of the nation, including Korea’s role in early print culture, the unique nature of the language, the nation's early economic and industrial development and its long history of political and diplomatic relations up to and including the Korean War, and even the growth in the international popularity of Korean food and drink.
OSU faculty members will offer additional presentations on topics ranging from to the nation’s art and literature to contemporary Korean popular culture to the challenge of North Korea. A final session, directed by an experienced high school teacher with some expertise in Korea, will be devoted to developing lesson plans for the classroom, which will be shared with all participants through the workshop’s webpage.
Workshop presented by the Institute for Korean Studies at The Ohio State University, Mitchell Lerner, Director.
Mark Peterson has a Ph.D in East Asian Languages & Civilization from Harvard University. He is currently Associate Professor of Korean Studies at Brigham Young University, where he has also served as the coordinator for the Asia Studies program. He is the author or editor of four books about Korean history and society, and has served as the Executive Director of the Korean-American Educational (Fulbright) Commission in Korea; as a founding member of the American Association of Korean Teachers; and as the editor-in-chief of the Korea Journal.
In addition to the knowledge participants will gain about Korea, additional benefits will include:
- $200 personal stipend after completion of the workshop and lesson plan
- Lunch provided each day (including Korean food)
- Parking tokens provided each day
- Education materials, including books about Korea
This workshop is made possible through support from:
- Korea Foundation
- Institute for Korean Studies (OSU)
- U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant to the East Asian Studies Center (OSU)
- Department of History (OSU)
- Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures (OSU)
- Temple of Heaven:Flckr, Justin C., A corner of the Temple of Heaven in Seoul (next to the Westin Chosun Hotel)
- Food: Flckr, S Nak, D1000002.jpg
- Flag: Flckr, Andrea Vannl, South Korea