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The Rigors of Learning a New Language

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students consider the immensity of the the task the author undertook to learn Chinese. They examine the rigors involved in learning another language-particularly one as notoriously difficult as Chinese and compare aspects of Chinese...
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Chinese Number System

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explore the Chinese number system. In this Chinese numbers lesson, 7th graders learn to count from 1-20 in Chinese, write from 1-20 in Chinese, and figure out the pattern for counting to 100.
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"Chinese in the Frontier West: An American Story"

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students substantiate a generalization by providing supporting details. They apply visual and oral information to a piece of written work and formulate at least three generalizations they think may characterize the experience of...
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Chinese Writing

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders discover Chinese written communication. In this world history lesson plan, 6th graders discuss the sound, image, and meaning of Chinese characters and then create a Chinese symbol.
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The Language Garden

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students explore threats to minority languages. For this global studies lesson, students read an article about minority languages in the world. Students then complete tasks to show their comprehension of the article. The reading is not...
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Foreign Language And Culture

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students consider the importance of appreciating a different culture in connection with the language associated with it. They explore how international politics, celebrations and relations are affected by language and culture.
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Title of Segment: Balance of Trade

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
Students take a closer look at the balance of trade. In this current events lesson, students watch PBS video clips about American trade with China. Students research Chinese production and consumerism in order to determine how world...
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Chinese Food and Communication

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars investigate using Chinese language terms for food to describe different dishes and for identification purposes. They conduct simple conversations related to the subject matter.
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Celebrate the Chinese New Year

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students are encouraged to show appreciation of Chinese culture through celebration. They can choose from a portable puppet theater for a presentation, make a dancing dragon or make dragon paper lanterns to display. Students are allowed...
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Chinese New Year

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore Chinese New Year. Students view the pictures from Chinese New Year's Dragon and The Four Dragons by use of the document camera. Students complete a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting their New Year celebration with...
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Orville and Wilbur Wong and the Fantastic Flying Machines

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Upper elementary and middle schoolers examine the role of Chinese immigrants in America. They investigate literature, history and cultures of Chinese-Americans. This ambitious plan takes two weeks to complete, and it brings in elements...
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Confronting Two Challenges-One Physical, One Intellectual

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine how the author confronted the challenges of a new language and a new culture. They examine how the author's penchant for running featured in his adjustment to the culture of Fuling and in his learning of the Chinese...
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Mapping Cultural Universals

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students identify the correlations between many nations.  In this geographic culture lesson, students create maps based on nationalities, languages and religions.  Students present their maps to the class.
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Journalism: Foreign Language Summer Program for Teens

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students research the new Foreign Language Academy and other free summer programs at colleges for teens. They write features stories about the opportunities and interview deans and university officials. Students also interview school...
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Chinese Calendar

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders listen to a Mak Kam's, "My Chinatown: One Year in Poems," before locating China on a map. They discuss the Chinese language and culture, comparing it to the American culture. They determine which animal sign they were born...
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Languages of the World 2

For Students 5th - 6th
In this geography instructional activity, students investigate the languages spoken in different countries of the world. Students read the names of 20 countries and write the principal language of each country.
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Languages of the World

For Students 4th - 6th
In this languages of the world worksheet, students skillfully match a wide variety of thirty countries to the languages spoken in each country at the present time.
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Top World Languages Quiz

For Students 6th - 12th
In this online interactive geography quiz instructional activity, students respond to 50 identification questions about world languages. Students have 5 minutes to complete the quiz.
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The Legacies of Africa and China

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders analyze the contributions of early civilizations in Africa and China. In this world history lesson, 7th graders  research Internet and print sources regarding scientific and cultural attributes of Africa and China....
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China Rocks! Chinese Calligraphy on Stone

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Learners 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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Asian Rhythms

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Learners experience another culture through a unit that explores instruments, spoken language, and calligraphy. Students experience the Asian culture first hand through a Taiko Drum Concert, as well as lunch at an Asian Buffet &...
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China: Land Beyond the Wall

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
An excellent series of five lessons on China awaits you and your young geographers. In these lessons, learners engage in hands-on activities, watch streamed video, access websites, and complete activities in cooperative groups in order...
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Religion Through Language Arts & History

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students explore the principal religions which are alive today: Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, and the Philosophies of the Chinese. They determine that there are scientific explanations for many of the subjects that...
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Chinese, Japanese and Korean Numbers and Luck!

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Young scholars explore numbers in Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. They discuss numbers and practice writing and speaking numbers 1-10 in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. As they create a chart of the three countries' numbers, they...