Limited seats are still available in Primary Source's online course, Changing China: History and Culture Since 1644. Primary Source is a 23-year old nonprofit organization that educates K-12 teachers about world histories, diverse cultures, and global issues. This course will introduce you to a fascinating period of Chinese history through readings, discussion, primary sources, and activities. This is a facilitated, asynchronous course that is open to educators from across the country and around the world. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to register.
Changing China: History and Culture Since 1644
10-Week Online Course
Course dates: June 13 – August 21, 2012
Professional Development Points offered: 45
Graduate credits offered: 2
Fee: $375 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. Approximate time commitment is 3-5 hours per week.
Recommended especially for educators in grades 6-12. Email email@example.com for more information and to register.