ERIC Number: ED351413
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Chinese Treasure Chest: An Integrated Exploratory Chinese Language & Culture Program.
Jensen, Inge-Lise; Verg-in, Yen-ti
This publication describes the Chinese Treasure Chest project, an exploratory Chinese language and culture program developed by two elementary school teachers in the Aleutians East Borough (Alaska) School District. The project centers on the use of a large box of materials and a program plan designed to introduce elementary students in kindergarten through grade 6 to beginning Chinese language instruction through integrated, hands-on activities across-the-curriculum. The multi-media resource kit was designed so that it can be easily used by elementary school teachers without previous backgrounds or training in foreign language instruction. Following an introduction is a description of how the kit is organized and a series of notes for users. An overview section displays the contents of the kit, which contains nine sections, or "boxes", primarily by presenting reproductions of photographs with very brief description of each "box." The heart of the treasure chest is a resource file box that contains laminated information cards, activity sheets, background reading, project samples, photos, patterns, and related Chinese vocabulary. The other boxes contain materials relating to the following topics: (1) Chinese language; (2) Chinese Literature; (3) arts and crafts; (4) mathematics; (5) science; (6) social studies; (7) cooking; (8) sports and games; (9) health; (10) music; and (11) Chinese New Year. This report's final section presents photographs of students from Sand Point School (Alaska) participating in a Chinese Spring Festival. Also included are two charts displaying the overall organization of the kit and the program with all components and the contents of each component listed. (JB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Aleutians East Borough School District, Sand Point, AK.
Identifiers - Location: China