East Asia

More than Sports: Using the Olympics to Teach Modern East Asian History

Date
Thu July 8th 2021, 4:00 - 5:00pm
Event Sponsor
Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE), the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA), and the Center for East Asian Studies.
Location
Zoom
Admission Information

Please RSVP here: https://bit.ly/3gU7SC5

Ethan Segal headshot

From amazing athletic feats to beautiful pageantry, the Olympics command the world’s attention like no other event. Students and families alike are sure to watch at least some of this summer’s games from Tokyo. But how might we, as teachers, use the Olympics to introduce topics from East Asian history? In this webinar, Ethan Segal explores the many meanings of the Olympics for China, Japan, and South Korea, from displaying recovery to promoting democracy. Join us for an interesting, engaging session that will provide useful background content, help you rethink some old assumptions, and highlight some connections for teachers to use in bringing the Olympics into your classroom.

Register at https://bit.ly/3gU7SC5.

This webinar is a joint collaboration between SPICE, the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA), and Stanford's Center for East Asian Studies.