Chester resident Anne Canipe is headed to South Korea this month.
Canipe, a teacher at Cosby High School, was invited to participate in a week-long geography education conference and field study in the northeast Asian country.
The group with which Canipe is traveling is made up of 14 teachers from throughout the United States. Each teaches Advanced Placement Human Geography, which transfers as college credit to many colleges and universities.
Canipe and three other teachers were chosen to make a presentation during the conference. Their works will be published for conference attendees.
Geography activities on the Korean Peninsula will enable the teachers to gain direct experience with the Korean people and their culture.
A one-day conference in Seoul will focus on the geopolitics of the Korean Peninsula along with territorial and geographical naming issues that have persisted since the end of World War II.
The field study will include observations at the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea, visits to agricultural and industrial sites, the study of Seoul as one of the world’s largest cities, and the historical and cultural heritage sites representing the Korean Peninsula’s 3,000-year history.
The Northeast Asian History Foundation sponsors the all-expenses-paid opportunity for teachers to engage in international field study, collaborate with South Korean teachers and share their academic expertise in human geography.