FPRI’s Marvin Wachman Fund for International Education is pleased to announce a weekend-long history institute on “Teaching Japan,” featuring a series of lectures by leading scholars in several fields. This program is specially designed for secondary school teachers and curriculum supervisors. Our aim is to enrich teachers’ understanding of Japan — from ancient times to the 21st century — covering history, culture, politics, society, and foreign relations. Participating teachers will have the opportunity to interact with nationally known scholars in Japanese studies and will be provided with information on high-quality instructional materials to help translate the weekend experience directly into the classroom.
Social studies and history teachers, curriculum supervisors and junior college faculty are invited to apply for participation in the History Institute. Forty participants will be selected to receive:
* free room and board
* assistance in designing curriculum and special projects based on the History Institute
* stipends of $200 in exchange for curriculum units based on the History Institute, plus a representative selection of student work
* partial travel scholarships available for participants outside the East Coast
* subscription to Orbis, FPRI’s journal of world affairs, and Education about Asia, edited by Lucien Ellington
Please send a resume and a short statement describing your current teaching or professional assignments, your reasons for wanting to attend, and how your students or school district will benefit from your participation. IMPORTANT NOTE: At the time of application, you are asked to make a commitment either to prepare a curriculum unit based on the weekend or to do in-service activities based on the weekend.