New Curriculum Materials on Modern East Asia

The latest project in the Social Studies Section, begun in 2005, continues their ongoing work in the development of historically accurate and pedagogically sound instructional materials on Asia. The thematically based text for high school students focuses on Modern East Asia and, in particular, on the interrelationships among China (including Taiwan and Hong Kong), Japan, […]

Social Studies Faculty Active In and Out of the Laboratory

While the Laboratory School is a true laboratory for CRDG researchers, for students, it is both laboratory and school. ULS students are well aware of their role in the research process and participate actively in research functions. But this is also where they go to school: it is the place they meet friends, form clubs, […]

New East Asia Curriculum Materials

Given Asia’s importance to the United States, economically, politically, and strategically, there is general agreement in America, at least in theory, that students “should learn about Asia.” World history texts frequently give short shrift to Asia, although Asian civilizations do receive more coverage in such textbooks than they did in the past. And while it […]

Focus Area 02: Hawai‘i, Asia, and the Pacific

The Rise of Modern Japan The CRDG social studies section completed research and development of The Rise of Modern Japan, a high-school text jointly published with the University of Hawai‘i Press. The book traces key aspects of Japan’s history and culture from 1600 to the present. The activity-centered text is replete with maps, timelines, archival […]

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