Chinese Alphabet Teacher Resources

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Count on Chinese Characters

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Learners research and use traditional Chinese characters to notate numbers. They compare and contrast Chinese calligraphy with Arabic numerals. Students demonstrate their comprehension of number concepts through their drawings and...
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China: People and Places

For Teachers K - 5th
Young scholars compare the Chinese and English languages. In this Chinese language lesson, students identify how the writing system in China uses different characters than the letters in the English language.  Young scholars practice...
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China Rocks! Chinese Calligraphy on Stone

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students explore the art of calligraphy through writing Chinese characters. They view a Power Point as an introduction to Chinese calligraphy and practice writing Chinese characters. In groups, they visit centers to explore the history...
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In The Leaves Lesson Plan

For Teachers K
Students are exposed to Chinese characters. In this multicultural early childhood lesson plan, students identify objects by using folding cards which have Chinese characters on one side and the English equivalent on the other.
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Chinese Characters And Calligraphy

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders select one or more Chinese characters and paint them on watercolor paper using information gathered about Chinese calligraphy. Chinese proverbs are also emphasized in this 4th grade art lesson.
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The Art and History of Japanese Calligraphy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Chinese and Japanese calligraphy is beautiful and significant in both culture and tradition. Engage your class in this expressive fine art form through a lesson on using, holding, and creating brush strokes common to Japanese writing...
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Calligraphy Minibook

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Engage young learners in practicing their counting skills while teaching them about the Japanese writing system with this printable book. Using the included key that shows the kanji characters for the numbers 1-10, children count the...
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Jonathan Swift: 1667-1745 (Part 2)

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Containing some summary and relevant quotes from Gulliver's Travels, this presentation would pair well with a unit on the novel and discussion points surrounding each quote. The slideshow identifies a few themes and motifs (aristocracy,...
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Chinese Lanterns

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students research Chinese culture, the lunar calendar, and how the new year is celebrated in China. They research several different meaningful Chinese characters. Students paint animal figures and Chinese characters then cut and fold...
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Count the Stars

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Students research information about China and its languages and counting systems. They identify Chinese characters for numeral from one to ten and then create a counting tool to assess Chinese numerals and represent the Chinese culture.
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Sealed

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Pupils research the tradition of using personal seals from ancient to contemporary times in China. They become familiar with several Chinese characters and reproduce a facsimile of a personal seal or chop and use it to mark their work.
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Sealed With a Chop

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students research the tradition of using personal seals from ancient to contemporary times in China. They become familiar with several Chinese characters and reproduce a facsimile of a Chinese personal seal or chop and use it to mark...
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Understanding History Through Oracle Bone Study

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students study the Chinese characters and oracle bone inscriptions in order to understand the relevance of language to the reflection of cultural values. They examine the appearance of an oracle bone and the use of oracle bones in...
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China: Culture and Young Adult literature

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders are introduced to Chinese language and culture to make Asian reading selections in literature circles more meaningful. They write about Chinese characters, work on oral speaking, and read Asian books and then have...
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Xu Bing and New English

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students explore a Powerpoint presentation as an introduction to Xu Bing and his new English calligraphy. In this new English instructional activity, students understand that new English was invented by this artist and resembles Chinese...
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Day of the Dragon King

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explore various cultures to compare them to their own culture. They read Mary Pope Osborne's Day of the Dragon King and identify the Chinese New Year, Chinese Zodiac, and how the zodiac differs from ours. After reading,...
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The Development of Writing and Books

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Learners participate in activities geared to help them explore the development of writing and printing. In this writing and printing lesson, students compare two versions of a quote given orally and on paper. Learners discuss the...
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Major Archaeological Discoveries of China in Recent Years

For Students 6th - 7th
In this archaeology of China learning exercise, learners complete a 12 page packet of activities and questions. Students learn about restoration of relics and the history and culture of China as revealed in archaeological artifacts....
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Feudal Japan

For Teachers 7th - 10th
An excellent overview of historical Japanese culture, this presentation could carry through a world history unit or a lesson on the history of Japan. Especially interesting are the slides that compare Japanese armor and castles to other...
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Chinese Calligraphy

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students explore Chinese calligraphy. In this art and social science lesson plan, students copy the Chinese character ideograms in order to create words or phrases.
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Culture of China

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explore the oral language of the Chinese, retell folk tales, and eat with chopsticks. They view a slide show of China to examine what life is like in China. They memorize three Chineses phrases and note three differences...
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Seems Like a Million Bucks

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore philanthropy. In this service learning lesson plan, students read Sam and the Lucky Moon, identify the elements of the story, and examine the benefits and costs of giving.
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The Cultural Geography of East Asia

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students use information from the Asia Society's AskAsia Web site to explore the cultures of China, Japan, and Korea. They answer four questions and then use what they have learned to write a letter of introduction to a Japanese exchange...
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Chinese Dragons

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Young scholars use texture, line, shape, pattern and color to create their own dragons to celebrate Chinese New Year.

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