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2010 Asia Lesson Plan Challenge

Eligibility: Entrants must be employed either full- or part-time as teachers in a Virginia public school division, teaching any grade or subject in K-12.

Criteria:  

1. Content must clearly and cogently address one or more of the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs) that may be applied to South Asia or East Asia. Content areas for this year's competition include Social Studies, English, Modern Foreign Languages, and Fine Arts. (A complete list of eligible SOLs is included in the submission packet - see below).

2. The complete submission package must be received by the deadline, May 21st, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. (Instructions/Addresses for submission are included in the packet - see below).

3. Teachers may submit entries as individuals or as teams. Each individual or team may only submit one lesson plan for each region of Asia that is eligible, i.e., one for South Asia, and one for East Asia. Prizes will be awarded to individuals or to teams, but not to separate individuals within teams.

4. Winners must consent to having their plans posted on the Asia Institute K-12 website for open source use by other schools and teachers.

5. Entries will be judged on their adherence to the SOLs, originality, level of student engagement, accuracy, relevance to South and/or East Asia, and overall quality (20%).

Prizes:     

Best overall:            $250 cash prize

Runner up:               $150 cash prize

Best South Asia:     Class set of books, maps or other materials

Best East Asia:        Class set of books, maps or other materials

Two Honorable Mentions: National Geographic Society Giant Asia Map for 1 day at your school

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Questions? Contact Rachel Stauffer, Outreach Coordinator for the Asia Institute