Journey to Japan with Rick DaSilva: Thursday, February 27, 6:30 pm at the Elizabeth Taber Library.
A native of Marion, Rick DaSilva has been teaching history at Tabor Academy for the past decade after graduating in 1989. Since he’s been at Tabor, he’s taught Ancient and Modern World History courses as well as Asian History as an elective. Over the past eight years, mostly through the support of Tabor, Rick has visited Asia a number of times with stops in China, Thailand, Cambodia, Tibet and most recently Japan. Rick’s experiences abroad have shaped the way he teaches, as well as his perspective as a traveler of Asia. Rick’s hobby is photography, and it’s through his images that he expresses his appreciation and interest in Asian history, culture and people.
Please join us for this special talk on Thursday, February 27, at 6:30 pm, when Rick will share his experiences touring Japan this past summer. This trip, backed by the National Consortium for the Teaching about Asia (NCTA) and the Fulbright-Hays Group Study Abroad Program, sent Rick and 11 other educators from all over the country on a month-long study tour. Rick will be discussing the trip and its purpose as well as his own personal experiences through discussion and sharing his images.