ERIC Number: ED092421
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
"Misunderstanding China" Unit.
Bay Area China Education Project, Stanford, CA.
The short unit, designed around the use of the film "Misunderstanding China", is a secondary level study of American stereotypes of China. The major objective of the unit is to help students understand the origins and causes of stereotypes. While the case in point is China, the unit can be used in any context where stereotyping is relevant. Suggested teaching strategies include questioning techniques and classroom discussion. The unit is composed of the following three sections: (1) preliminary exercise and discussion on the definition, origins, causes, and people's attitudes towards stereotypes; (2) showing the film "Misunderstanding China" which is an historical presentation of how Americans have viewed China; and (3) follow-up discussion to fill out and expand the previous discussion on stereotypes with some of the historical material presented in the film. Ideas and suggestions for discussion topics are presented. An annotated bibliography of recommended secondary classroom materials on China, comprising half of the document, is included. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bay Area China Education Project, Stanford, CA.
Identifiers - Location: China