Japan and the World: Historical and Cultural Developments (5th Century - Present)
Ten-Week Online Course
Course Dates: January 15 - March 25, 2014
PDPs/Credits: 45 PDPs; 2 graduate credits
Fee: Partnership educators—no cost other than fee for 2 graduate credits; Non-partnership educators—$450 plus fee for 2 graduate credits.
Explore Japan through its history, arts, and literature. With an emphasis on Japan post-1853, this eight-session online course integrates an overview of Japanese history and culture with extensive consideration of the best pedagogical approaches to translate such learning into effective teaching. We will examine rich primary and secondary sources that explore Japan's geographic features, belief systems, feudal and contemporary government systems, artistic traditions, and the ways in which Japan has interacted with the world. Drawing on course content and innovative Web 2.0 tools, participants will also construct curricular materials for use in their own classrooms.
This course will be offered completely online and will require a basic comfort level and interest in the use of computer technology as a medium for learning. The time for completing each week's work is approximately 3-5 hours.
Open to all K-12 educators.
Partnership educators: Registration must be approved through your school district. Please get in touch with your school district's Primary Source contact person and let them know which program(s) you are interested in. Upon approval from your district, Primary Source will contact you with instructions for online registration.