ERIC Number: ED100748
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Where Is the Flowery Kingdom? Inquiry Exercises for Elementary Students. Service Center Papers on Asian Studies, No. 6.
These 20 inquiry exercises bridge the "understanding gap" between elementary school students' impressions and the reality of China. The exercises involve students in developing relevant understandings about China and the world, as well as in extending their skills in social studies and social education. Arranged alphabetically by title, the exercises include initiatory, developmental, and culminating inquiry into the affective and cognitive domains of learning. In all of the exercises, a possible instructional use is identified, teaching techniques and devices are described, and, when appropriate, teacher comments are also suggested. Students are asked to find the answer to a researchable question. For instance: one exercise involves determining China's place in the world by counting references to China from sources such as newspapers and recording the information in comparison with that for other countries. Students then construct a mental map of the world. Another exercise involves the identification of attitudes toward China through role playing. (Author/JH)
Descriptors: Asian Studies, Attitudes, Chinese Culture, Class Activities, Cultural Education, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Approach, Non Western Civilization, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Values, World Affairs
Service Center for Teachers of Asian Studies, Association for Asian Studies, Ohio State University, 29 West Woodruff Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210 ($1.00 each)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Asian Studies, Columbus, OH. Service Center for Teachers of Asian Studies.
Identifiers - Location: China