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Zhangjiajie 2014

  1. 1. Zhangjiajie 张家界
  2. 2. Zhangjiajie: Located in Hunan Province
  3. 3. The Four Pillars of China Alive at Shanghai American School I. Expanding Intercultural Understanding II. Experiential Learning III. Making a Difference IV. Personal Growth
  4. 4. Pillar I: Expanding Intercultural Understanding
  5. 5. Tujia Minority Culture QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. * Major regional ethnic group * Interview and record oral history * Share cultural forms of entertainment Pillar I: Expanding Intercultural Understanding
  6. 6. Bamboo Weaving * Baskets and hats part of local costume * Work with a local craftsperson to learn how to weave baskets QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. Pillar I: Expanding Intercultural Understanding
  7. 7. Identifying Values of a Culture QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. Observe the surrounding environment, identify effects of changes to landscape and infer what the culture values. Pillar I: Expanding Intercultural Understanding
  8. 8. Pillar II: Experiential Learning
  9. 9. Bamboo and the School After a visit to a local primary school, identify a need and determine how bamboo (a natural resource) could be used to alleviate that need. QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. Pillar II: Experiential Learning
  10. 10. A Visit to the Local Market * Walk to a nearby market with local teachers and students to purchase produce for lunch at the school * Learn to haggle and shop at the local market Pillar II: Experiential Learning
  11. 11. Pillar III: Making a Difference
  12. 12. Yuan Jia Zhuang Primary School  袁家庄小学 QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. * Collaborate and interact with local schoolchildren * Determine the facility’s strengths and needs Pillar III: Making a Difference
  13. 13. Video Log & Daily Journals * Daily reflective opportunities * Compare and contrast lives with that of the local community * Communicate daily findings and each day’s experiences with local people and places Pillar III: Making a Difference
  14. 14. Pillar IV: Personal Growth
  15. 15. Sketching and Watercolor Sketching & watercolor painting from nature will expand upon the students’ artistic skill set. Pillar IV: Personal Growth
  16. 16. Yellow Dragon Cave 黄龙洞 QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. A visit to the local karst cave exposes students to stalagmites, stalactites, waterfalls and a natural reservoir. Pillar IV: Personal Growth
  17. 17. Physical Comfort Zones QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. Opportunities for rafting, yoga and nature walks provide first-time or rare experiences outside of daily urban life in Shanghai. Pillar IV: Personal Growth
  18. 18. Emotional and Geographical Comfort Zones QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. * Immersion in heights and nature challenges * levels of comfort Pillar IV: Personal Growth
  19. 19. It’s going to be an adventure!

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