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Chinese Hangzhou Tales Meet American Tall Tales

The West Lake in Hangzhou is famous not only for its beauty but also for its folk tales. Many of the traditional tales from this region describe...

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1 Jennifer Kraar 3/26/13

Readers Across Cultures : Observing in China and at Home

Reading habits of people in Hangzhou and Shanghai were captured on film during the summer of 2012. This photo essay was shared with elementary...

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1 Jennifer Kraar 3/26/13

Chinese Culture: More Than Meets the Eye

Explore the tangible and intangible aspects of Chinese Culture.

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2 pamela burrett 3/26/13

Falling Leaves by Adeline Yen Mah (1999)

This autobiography illustrates one girl's life in Shanghai during the political upheavals of the 1940s and 1950s. When her very well-to-do father...

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1 Melissa J Marks 3/12/13

The Importance of China's Educational System from Confucianism through Today

Grade Level: 10th Grade Honors English

Rationale: The focus of this class is world literature, while specifically preparing students for...

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15 Sarah Walls 2/12/13

NYS Global History and Geography: Lesson Plans for 9th Grade Students

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1 Kristin Luxon 2/12/13

China's Journey in the Global Apparel Industry: From the Race to the Bottom to the Race to the Top

Based on Pietra Rivoli's 2009 award-winning of the global T-shirt market and updates of the Chinese apparel industry since 2009, this two-week...

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1 Melanie Krob 2/4/13

Comparative Perspectives on Chinese Art: Song Dynasty vs. the PRC Today

In an age where artistic expression is ever more accessible through the internet and social media, this series of six lessons examine the role art...

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6 Stephanie Rizas 1/29/13

The Cat Returns Film Overview & Culture Notes

A summary and review of the film with culture notes.

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1 Rachel Jacobson 1/22/13

Seven Samurai Film Overview & Culture Notes

A summary and review of the film with culture notes.

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1 Rachel Jacobson 1/22/13

Sanjuro Film Overview & Culture Notes

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1 Rachel Jacobson 1/22/13

Rashomon Overview Sheet & Culture Notes

A summary and review of the film with culture notes.

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1 Rachel Jacobson 1/22/13

Mulan Overview Sheet & Culture Notes

A summary and review of the film with culture notes.

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1 Rachel Jacobson 1/22/13

Food For Thought: Understanding China Through Food

Students will explore the connections between food, geography and culture, then research the food, geography and culture of a specific region of...

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1 Sara Shenk 1/21/13

China’s Amazing Grand Canal and How it Changed History

Students will research the development of China's Grand Canal to understand its far reaching economic,political and social impacts

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1 Sara Shenk 1/21/13

China's Urban Centers

Lessons that focus on the development of the urban city center, primarily looking at the Government's impact on creating a functioning capital...

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13 David Krupski 1/21/13

Learning from Hangzhou about China’s Economic and Urban Transformation

This unit will introduce students to the transformational changes occurring in the economy, culture and urban life in China over the past three...

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3 Ryan Folmer 1/18/13

1989: A Critical Turning Point in Chinese History: Economic and Political Implications

1989: A Critical Turning Point in Chinese History is a series of lessons to come at the end a unit on China. High school students investigate the...

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1 Emily McAdam 1/17/13

Around China in Ten Weeks: An Overview Utilizing All Five Social Studies Disciplines

Students will be able to incorporate the five fields of Social Studies (geography, history, government, economics, and culture) in their learning...

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1 Hanadi Shatara 1/12/13

Using Contemporary Nonfiction about China to Teach Common Core Writing

This unit includes a variety of short informational articles and a Powerpoint presentation that offer American high school students a look at...

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20 Angela Rufo Singer 1/11/13