R. Sekiguchi: Resources for Making China Part of the Entire School Curriculum (C4)

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The U.S.-China Institute at the University of Southern California and the SPICE Program at Stanford University, two California-based programs participating in the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA), have provided some of the best curriculum resources on China in the country. Participants will learn
about their curricular materials and other programs for teachers, and will discuss free online CEU-eligible
courses and subsidized opportunities to travel to China.

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R. Sekiguchi: Resources for Making China Part of the Entire School Curriculum (C4)

  1. 1. April 15, 2011 National Chinese Language Conference Rylan Sekiguchi SPICE, Stanford University http://spice.stanford.edu China Resources
  2. 2. Stanford Program on International and Cross-cultural Education <ul><li>Program of Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University (FSI) </li></ul><ul><li>Serve as a bridge between FSI/Stanford and K–14 schools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing curriculum materials on international issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offering professional development opportunities for teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educating high school students through distance-learning opportunity </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Overview <ul><li>Introduce some SPICE resources; discuss ways to incorporate resources into language learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Demystifying the Chinese Language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Activity: Decoding Chinese characters </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Along the Silk Road </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Online resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>China’s Cultural Revolution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Resource: Propaganda posters </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10,000 Shovels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Resource: Restaurant menu </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Road to Beijing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Online resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Distribute printed resources </li></ul>
  4. 4. Activity: Decoding Chinese Characters
  5. 7. Extension Activity: Writing and Translating Mini-stories
  6. 8. Create a mini-story. Write three sentences using these oracle characters and new ones you invent. You will later trade stories with another group and attempt to translate their mini-story.
  7. 9. Online Resources http://spice.stanford.edu
  8. 10. Resource: Propaganda Posters
  9. 12. Resource: Restaurant Menu
  10. 16. Online Resources http://spice.stanford.edu
  11. 17. SPICE resources available: or + CD-ROM and DVDs
  12. 18. April 15, 2011 National Chinese Language Conference Rylan Sekiguchi SPICE, Stanford University http://spice.stanford.edu China Resources

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