Program Activities

  • Pre-departure Activities: February 2020 – May 2020
  • Activities in China: June 24, 2020 – July 28, 2020
  • Post-departure Activities: August 2020 – December 2020

Pre-departure Activities (February 2020 – May 2020) 

Since the participants will represent secondary social studies teachers across the nation, it is impossible to conduct face-to-face pre-departure training. Therefore, a 12-week online learning modules will be applied to help participants to build background knowledge, identify specific areas of interest for curriculum development, as well as sharpen their intercultural competence. 

Post-departure Activities (August 2020 – December 2020) 

A series of follow-up activities will be planned to continue the dialogue among participants and to ensure the incorporation of knowledge and skills gained in China into secondary social studies curriculum as well as the dissemination of teaching materials to a larger teaching community.

August 2020

Reflection and Program Evaluation

Participants will finalize and post their units of study including suggested teaching materials, resources and strategies

September 2020 – December 2020

Participants will conduct outreach activities in respective schools and districts and make presentations at professional organizations.