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"Outlines of Buddhism in East Asia"

Seattle Asian Art Museum

Monday, November 12, 2012 - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Seattle Asian Art Museum
1400 East Prospect Street Seattle, WA 98112 - Google Map

Presenters: NCTA seminar leaders Melanie King, Tese Neighbor, Steven Thorpe, Mary Roberts, and Mary Cingcade (EARC).

Teachers of all grade levels, K-12, are invited to join the University of Washington's East Asia Resource Center and National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) seminar leaders from the Pacific Northwest for a fun, inspiring day learning about the Buddhist traditions of East Asia at the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) pre-conference clinic, "Outlines of Buddhism in East Asia." We will spend the day at the Seattle Asian Art Museum, home to the beautiful and serene Sculpture Garden of Buddhist images and the new exhibit, Buddha of the Western Paradise, curated by clinic presenter Melanie King. Our goal for this workshop is to provide educators with opportunities to interact with primary sources in Buddhist arts, literature, and history that connect to major themes in social studies: the transmission of ideas between cultures and their local adaptations, the expression of values and beliefs in arts and literature, the impact of religion on local societies and economies, and the role of religion in the contemporary world.

Presenters will pair the introduction of themes and sources with teaching ideas modeled through a variety of engaging activities, including a fun and empowering gallery experience that cultivates observation and critical-thinking skills as it synthesizes big ideas. Teachers will receive an excellent collection of activities and resources for learning and teaching about East Asia they can use immediately with their students. Those who attend the clinic will also receive tickets to the Seattle Art Museum downtown, where participants can enjoy a visit to the Asia exhibits there.

Please join us for an unforgettable day to kick off your conference experience! Sign up for the clinic at the same time you register for the NCSS conference. The registration fee is $30 for members, $40 for nonmembers.

Questions about the clinic? Please contact the EARC at

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