Eastern Oregon University is planning a symposium on East Asian history for K-12 teachers in Oregon, Washington and Idaho.

The symposium is intended to help teachers introduce their students to the history and culture of China, Korea and Japan. It's scheduled for March 9-10, April 20-21 and May 11-12.

Registration, which is due by Feb. 16, is limited to 20 teachers. Those who attend will receive $900 worth of stipends, curricular materials and other materials for their schools. Participants also may enroll for credit.

In addition, attendees can sign up for an event during the second weekend of the course that gives a closer look at the Chinese cultural heritage in Eastern Oregon. Specialized lectures, discussions readings and visits to the Chinese cemetery in Baker City will be included.

Marilyn Levine, the dean of the College of Arts and Science, and Matthew Wells, assistant professor of history, will teach the course. This is the second symposium on East Asia that Levine has presented, and she's convinced education about Asia is critical.

For more information or to register for the symposium, call Gretchen Jolly at (541) 962-3555.

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