In this session, the presenters will share new materials on 'hot topics' such as climate change in Asia (in anticipation of the upcoming COP26 meeting) and the Chinese state's attempts to regulate young people's gaming habits. In addition, we will share an updated version of a National Geographic-funded project focused on preserving (Asian) heritage languages in Canada, with a focus on Cantonese. Finally, we will provide upgraded materials on early Asian migration to Canada, as well as provide a preview of other newly available Asia-focused materials from other organizations. We look forward to seeing you there!
Grade 6, 9 and 10-12 teachers
Erin is the Program Manager at Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and has been working with the BCSSTA, the Ministry of Education, and various other community groups to develop resources for teachers to use in the classroom that support the teaching of Asia and Asian history. She is excited to be presenting again at the BCSSTA conference and to show you all the new materials!
Christine is a teacher in West Vancouver and has been working with Erin since 2012 on projects to bring Asian history and resources into BC classrooms.