Changing China: History and Culture Since 1644
Ten-Week Online Course
Course Dates: June 12 - August 20, 2013
PDPs/Credits: 45 PDPs; 2 graduate credits
Fee: Partnership educators—no cost other than fee for 2 graduate credits; Non-partnership educators—$425 plus fee for 2 graduate credits.
What has driven the dramatic transformation of China over the past 350 years? What should students know about this economic and cultural powerhouse? The complex history of modern China and its unique place on the world stage will be the central focus for this online course, which will explore the period from the Qing Dynasty and the decline of dynastic China to the present day. In addition to the materials presented in Primary Source's sourcebook China in the World: A History Since 1644, this course will make use of readings, videos, and web-based resources to engage educators in some of the most current scholarship and thinking on China's development as a nation state. Topics will include the early republic, communist China, economic and political changes, internal migration, arts and literature, and China's future in an era of globalization.
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.
Recommended especially for educators in grades 6-12.
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.
Registration deadline extended to Friday, May 10. Limited seats are available!