The East-West Center, AsiaPacificEd Program, located in the heart of Honolulu, has partnered with Asia Wise Education to teach students about Asia and the Pacific, and as a result learn more about themselves, their community and the world as a whole.
I'm told that the “Asia Literacy Challenge (ALC)" program fulfills national curriculum standards, including things like world geography and world history from 1750-present. It is also designed to help develop student's research skills "while encouraging their interest in Asia through a deeper engagement and contextual learning rather than just memorizing facts", as well as the development of teamwork and collaboration if students choose to take the challenge with a partner. "Students may take the challenge individually or in pairs—there are advantages to both. If taken individually, the results can be used for assessment purposes. In pairs, students can develop their teamwork and collaboration skills. This encourages discussion about the information they find; makes it more stimulating and interesting; and increases their learning and understanding."
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According to the information I was provided, here are some FAQs on the Asia Literacy Challenge:
What grades are included in the competition?
There are separate programs for lower (6th-8th grades) and upper (9th-12th grades) levels.
How do I register?
You can register online or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
How much does it cost?
Teachers can register free of charge. Each student costs $7 plus a one-time administrative fee of $35.
When is registration due?
Asia Literacy Challenge can be used at any time from now to December. Two weeks advance registration is required before you may use the program.
When can we participate?
Anytime before December 7th.
How much time does it take?
The Asia Literacy Challenge takes 2-3 hours
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Visit www.asialiteracychallenge.org and/or review the flyers below for additional program details and registration information.
You can also download the flyers (seen above) if you'd like:
NOTE: I (Oahu Homeschool Mom) am not affiliated or associated with this organization or program in any way. This is NOT a sponsored post or paid advertisement. I am simply passing on the information in case someone is interested. Please be sure to do your due diligence and look into the program further and make a fully formed decision on your own before getting involved.
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