Team Beta grade six students (Jaffee and Fruhling) learned about China from the South Central Kansas Service Center at Clearwater.
Many thanks to presenter Kun Zhang for an excellent program! Students learned about Chinese schools, dance, folklore, family, and geography. There was also time for questions.
“Students will experience a tour from America to China and “visit” the teacher’s home town. While in China, students will see sites of the city, including McDonalds, KFC, and Wal-Mart. Students will also experience Chinese music, dance, and the Chinese classroom. They will learn basic Chinese greetings and write simple characters.” This program is provided through the CILC database of Content Providers (Center for Learning Interaction and Collaboration).
Foreign Language Standards: K-12
Cultures: Gain knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
Standard 2.1 Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the culture
Standard 2.2 Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the products and perspectives of the culture studied.
Standard 3.2 Students acquire information and recognize the distinctive viewpoints that are only available through the foreign language and its culture.
Standard 4.2 Students demonstrate understanding of the concept of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied and their own.
Social Studies Standards K-12
The World in Spatial Terms
-Understand how to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective.
-Understand how to use mental maps to organize information about people, places, and environments in a spatial context.
-Understand how to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth’s surface.
Places and Regions
-Understand the physical and human characteristics of places.
-Understand that people create regions to interpret Earth’s complexity
-Understand how culture and experience influence people’s perceptions of places and regions.
-Understand the physical processes that shape the pattern of Earth’s surface.
-Understand the characteristics and spatial distribution of ecosystems on Earth’s surface
-Understand the characteristics, distribution, and complexity of Earth’s cultural mosaics.
Understand the patterns and networks of economic interdependence on Earth’s surface.
-Understand the processes, patterns, and functions of human settlement.
-Understand how the forces of cooperation and conflict among people influence the division and control of Earth’s surface.
Environment and Society
-Understand how human actions modify the physical environment.
-Understand how physical systems affect human systems.
-Understand the changes that occur in the meaning, use, distribution, and importance of resources.
The Use of Geography
-Understand how to apply geography to interpret the past.
-Understand how to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future.