Lesson 1

Watch the following video about school life in China

What differences do you notice about the school on the video and Churchill Primary School?

What similarities did you notice?

new vid

what did you notice anout life in China?

Do you think this is a fair representation of normal life in China? Why/Why not?

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day 2

tube chop – chop video then save embed code. paste it in the comments page and highlight and copy from http – cid#. then highlight where you want to link it and click on the chain link button.

Lesson Ideas

See-Think-Wonder

  1. What do you see?
  2. What do you think about that?
  3. What does it make you wonder?

Headlines

Write a headline that captures the most important point of this image

Seeing Themes

  1. What is the main issue or feeling behind the video?
  2. Search for that theme in Tag Galaxy
  3. What images presented in the ball match those from your main theme?
  4. What are stereotypes related to the theme?

The 5 W’s & H

As a class or group answer the questions as insightfully as you can.

  • Who?
  • What?
  • Where?
  • When?
  • Why?
  • How?

Which is the “Real” China?

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This image is from Tag Galaxy (taggalaxy.com) after searching for the word “China.”

Thinking Prompts

  1. If these images were all you knew of China, what would your impression of it be?
  2. From your perspective, which images depict stereotypes? What are the values or judgments behind the stereotypes?

Version 2

Now apply the same questions to this image of China, Shanghai & Architecture):

Thinking Prompts

  1. If these images were all you knew of China, what would your impression of it be?
  2. From your perspective, which images depict stereotypes? What are the values or judgments behind the stereotypes?

Finally, you might want to explore China Today and address the same questions.

Miniature Earth

See – Think – Wonder

  1. What did you see that surprised you?
  2. What does this make you think about?
  3. What does this make you Wonder about your life and the other people in our “village?”