S.F. seminar to teach educators Korean culture and history

October 16, 2014

American educators will have a chance to learn Korean culture and history at the 2014 Teacher Seminar in San Francisco Saturday.

Silicon Valley Korean School and the Korean History & Culture Education Committee will host the event at the Freemont Union High School District Office from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

The seminar will discuss Korean history, culture, the North-South conflict and the country’s relations with surrounding countries.

Lecturers include Mark Peterson, a professor at Brigham Young University, and David Straub, associate director of the Korea Program at Stanford University.

Authors Hildi Kang (“Under the Black Umbrella”) and Joan Schoettler (“Good Fortune in a Wrapping Cloth”) will be present to discuss their works’ background. Attendees will receive free copies of their books.

Educators will participate in hands-on lessons on taekwondo, arirang and traditional Korean dance, Korean calligraphy and poongmul.

Call 408-202-8904 for more information.