Curriculum Corner 2014 Updates & Review

Teacher Workshops and Training: It was a busy fall season in the "curriculum corner." The 2014-2015 school year began in mid-August with a workshop for social studies teachers in Fairfax County, Va., that aimed to recast how Asian American topics are included in high school courses. Ted Gong used stories, family photos, and documents from his own family to give a personal feel to the Chinese American experience. Gina Inocencio talked about the Smithsonian's Young Historians Project that provides students with opportunities to interpret the…

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On Education: Spreading the Word About 1882

The 1882 Project took to the road in November to share lesson plans with educators from Virginia and around the country. On Nov. 2nd, Ting-Yi Oei and Ted Gong presented¬† "Righting Wrongs: Congress (Finally) Apologizes for the Chinese Exclusion Acts" at the Virginia Council for the Social Studies Conference in Roanoke, Virginia. Ting-Yi then took the presentation to St. Louis, Missouri for the National Social Studies Conference. In Roanoke, speaking to an audience that included a number of school division curriculum specialists, Ting-Yi introduces a…

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