From Anime to Pokémon: Using Pop Culture to Teach About Japan

August 18, 2008
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30-hour professional development course for grade K-12 educators in cooperation with NYC Department of Education

From pokémon to anime, many American students are fascinated by Japanese culture. This course helps teachers use materials from Japanese popular culture as an entry point to teach important lessons about Japan through sessions on Japanese cinema, anime, manga, material culture (toys, etc.) and popular literature. Each session considers how to use these materials, which naturally hold the interest of students, to teach larger lessons about Japan. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the workshop includes topics and materials relevant to the Global Studies, Arts, English and Language Arts, and elementary curricula. Lunch will be provided, and tuition includes all materials.

3P credit is available from NYC Department of Education. Please click here for a form for registration and tuition information.

For more information, please call Education Programs at (212) 715-1254.

  • August 18, 2008 – August 22, 2008