A Japan-focused workshop is provided annually for K-14 educators. Subject areas shift from social studies to cultural studies. Past workshops have featured speakers from the University of Michigan and partnering organizations.
This series is designed to provide educators with an experiential, cross-regional exploration of different themes related to Japanese, Chinese, and Korean cultures and traditions. Workshops sessions have included presentations and demonstrations from University of Michigan faculty and staff, and representatives from cultural organizations in Southeastern Detroit.
World History Initiative: Teaching Globally
A collaboration of the International Institute and the School of Education, this workshop series for high school world history and geography teachers is designed to help develop curricula for their classrooms based on Michigan's content expectations. Specific cases from around the world are used to explore ways teachers can structure instruction of the different eras comparatively and connectively across world regions. CJS regularly supports this series by organizing faculty to present on the different eras in Japan's history.