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C1 china's economic rise and current landscape - amy howland

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C1 china's economic rise and current landscape - amy howland

  1. 1. China on the World Stage:Weighing the U.S. ResponseThe Choices ProgramAmy HowlandAcademy of the Pacific RimChoices Teaching FellowBrown University
  2. 2. Agenda• I. The ChoicesProgram• II. The China Unit andValues Activity• IV. Role Play &Debrief• V. Other Resources• Pictue of catalog here
  3. 3. Choices at a Glance40 Curriculum UnitsWeb Resources Support UnitsAlmost 1,000 Scholars Online videosTeaching with the News lessonsProfessional DevelopmentWorkshops, Summer Leadership Instituteand Online Learning ModuleCurrentIssuesHistorical
  4. 4. Meeting Common Core Standards
  5. 5. Unit StructureUseScholarsOnline&TeachingWith theNews Too.Introduce the issue and itshistorical backgroundAnalyze the issue, policyoptions and values, andconduct role playStudents articulate their ownviews on the issue
  6. 6. China on the World Stage: Weighing theU.S. ResponseWhat should U.S.foreign policy betowards China?EssentialQuestionStudent TextTeacherResource BookTeacher Resource BookTeacherResourceBook
  7. 7. The History of U.S. China Relations
  8. 8. Looking at China
  9. 9. Art and Politics: Ai Weiwei
  10. 10. Online LessonsLooking atthe Tank ManXuWenli andChinaDemocraticParty
  11. 11. Cross Strait RelationsChinese or Taiwanese?
  12. 12. U.S. and Chinese Perspectives
  13. 13. Objective: To analyze the current debate on U.S. policy towardsChina, and evaluate policy options.Options Groups:• Option 1: Press for Democratic Values• Option 2: Promote Stability and Trade• Option 3: Contain China• Option 4: Keep our DistanceCommittee on Foreign Relations, U.S. SenateOptions Role Play Activity
  14. 14. How Does the Options Role Play Work?• 3 – 5 minuteoptionspresentations• Senate questions
  15. 15. Deliberative Dialogue:An informed discussion
  16. 16. Concluding ActivityCreating Your Option 5• Students create and expresstheir own policy.• Share, critique and questionclassmates’ policies.• Which issues might dominate asummit meeting in 20 years?
  17. 17. But wait, there’s more!1. Scholars Online2. Supplemental Materials
  18. 18. Bring Scholars to Your ClassroomUse to:• Introduce the unit• Expand, deepen orreinforce concepts• Advanced assignments• Your own professionaldevelopmentOrganized by Student Readings, Lessons and Scholar
  19. 19. Supplemental Page for Each Unit,Additional Materials:Two online lessonsPower pointAi Weiwei videoAdditional documentsWeb linksBibliography
  20. 20. What is a Value?ValuesActivityFreedomJusticeToleranceSelf-relianceEqualityCommunityCooperationStabilitySecurityDemocracy
  21. 21. Prioritizing Values ExercisePrioritizing valuesdifferently leads todifferent policies.
  22. 22. Brainstorming:Draw your hand.On each finger write down the top 5 issues orvalues that you believe U.S. foreign policyshould reflect in regards to ___________.Consider all your responses, then choose theone you think is most important and copy iton your palm.When formulating U.S. Foreign Policy on________, what values should the U.S. Senatetake into consideration?
  23. 23. Objective: To analyze the current debate on U.S. policy towardsChina, and evaluate policy options.Options Groups:• Option 1: Press for Democratic Values• Option 2: Promote Stability and Trade• Option 3: Contain China• Option 4: Keep our DistanceCommittee on Foreign Relations, U.S. SenateYour Turn for the Options Role Play!
  24. 24. Preparation: Options GroupsOption Groups: Prepare a persuasive, 2 minutepresentation to convince the committee that your option is thebest one to pursue. You may wish to keep in mind thefollowing:How important are U.S. - China relations compared to otherproblems facing the United States?What values underlie your option, and how do these valuesimpact your policies?
  25. 25. Senate Committee On Foreign RelationsCan we reallyignore an economyas large and asclosely linked to theU.S. as China’s?Won’t pushing forhuman rights in Chinaspark an anti-American backlash?Develop and ask pointed, clarifying questions.
  26. 26. Omit Parts of the Role Play Materials• Values and Beliefs• Action Steps• Pro and ConArguments• Scholars Online• Excerpts fromHistorical Records
  27. 27. Teaching Tools on our Teachers• Options Role Play video• Tips for Role Plays video• Guidelines for Deliberation document• Deliberating Pros and Cons of Policy Options document• And more….
  28. 28.• Face-to-face and online seminars, stipends, study tours toEast Asia•
  29. 29. Other Places to Go and Things to Do• Five College Center for East Asian Studies, Smith College• Free e-newlsetter, local NCTA• Bryant College China• SPICE
  30. 30. Other Resources• Asia for Educators, Columbia Universityafe.easia.columbia.eduGreat web resources and online professional development• Education about Asia Magazine, back issues are archived on the web for free!Current subscriptions - $30 for 3 issues/year
  31. 31. The Choices Approach• Student-Centered• Incorporates latestScholarship• Multiple Perspectives• Meets Common Core• Historical ThinkingSkills and CivicLiteracy
  32. 32. Going DigitaliTextbooks allow students to:• Swipe through photocollections• Watch videos• Highlight text• Take notes• Search for content• Look up key
  33. 33. Institutes…. Spread the wordEach SummerThe Choices ProgramWatson Institute for International Studieswww.choices.eduThe 1960s: Upheaval at Home and Abroad2013 Summer Leadership InstituteJuly 8-12, 2013Applications are available at www.choices.eduApplication deadline is Friday, March 15, 2013.Open to all secondary social studies teachers. Language arts teachers, media specialists, andcommunity college professors may also apply. Housing, meals and materials are provided.Participantspaytravel toandfromProvidence, RI.Civil rights, Vietnam, upheaval and protest. e1960s wereatimeof intensivesocial changeanduncertainty in theUnited States. Whilethecivil rightsmovement challenged thesystem of racialsegregation and discrimination at home, the Vietnam War challenged Americans’ perceptionsabout therole of theUnited States in world a airs. Participantswill consider how the civil rightsmovement and theVietnam War in uenced thistumultuousperiod of U.S. history, changing ournation forever.Instituteparticipantswill:Hear lecturesfrom top historiansand social scientistsEngage in curricular sessions on how Choices meets common core standards and fostershistorical thinkingskillsRe neoutreach strategiesfor sharingtheir knowledgewith other educatorsBy April 8The Choices ProgramWatson Institute for International Geographically About International Issues:The Choices ApproachJune 26-28, 2013Applications are available at www.choices.eduApplication deadline is Monday, April 8, 2013.Brown University’sChoicesProgram invitessecondary level geography teachersto apply for a2013Summer Institutethatfocuseson usingtheChoicesapproach and curricular materialsto ask What isWhere, Why, andSoWhat?Usingthescholarship and lessonsfound in our eUnited Statesin Afghanistan unit asaspringboard, theInstitutewillexplorehow theChoicesapproach and curriculamaterialscan beimplemented to develop geographically literatestudents,capableof askingand answeringthebigquestionsin geography.egoal of theInstituteisto build acommunity of educatorsdedicated to sharingbest practicesfor usingChoicesmaterialsand approach to teach about international issuesthrough ageographic lens.Participantswill:Bene t from content–rich presentationsby university geographers;Beimmersed in theChoicesapproach to teachingabout contested international issuesthrough presentations,curricular modeling, and discussions;Sharebest practicesand approachesfor addressingcomplex international issueswith other educatorsfromacrossthecountry; andDevelop plansto sharestrategies, resources, and insightsgained from theInstitutewith other geographyeducators.Housing, meals, Choicescurriculum units, and a20-hour certi cateof completion areprovided.ereisnofeefor theInstitute, but participantsarerequiredtocover their owntravel toandfromProvidence, RI.Participantsareexpectedtoconduct outreachactivitiesuponcompletionof theInstitute.Choiceswill providematerialsfor theseactivities.
  34. 34. Thank You!• Preview a copy of anyunit(s)…. Just ask!• Picture of catalog here.