“Take & Go Into the Classroom” Resources to Support Teaching About Modern Chinese History
Professor at Dakota State University and author of Modern Chinese History, David Kenley, in conjunction with the East Asian Studies Center at The Ohio State University, led and facilitated the NCTA Workshop: Take & Go Into the Classroom: Modern Chinese History this past Tuesday, January 30th. David Kenley’s book, Modern Chinese History is a 100-page synopsis of Chinese history through a modern-day lens, focusing on the twin themes of cosmopolitanism and exceptionalism present in China, both historically and present-day.
After delivering a brief synopsis of his book and the process of writing it, Kenley, alongside the workshop participants, explored their individual teaching methods pertaining to Chinese culture and history, while offering advice and ideas to one another on teaching Chinese studies in the classroom.
The resources from the “Take & Go” series are compatible with Social Studies, Language Arts, Science, Visual Arts, and other classes with the goal to provide educators with opportunities to use the resources either as stand-alone or cross-curricular learning opportunities.
If interested, resources for Kenley’s book, such as pre-constructed lesson plans and study guides, are available here at the East Asian Studies Center Website.