Activities for China

Note: Goldern Legacy is a Chinese Historical and Cultural Curriculum - lots of lesson plans!!

Language Arts

  • Visit Chinese Calligraphy: Language as Art a project by elementary school students. There's lots to learn here! What direction do the Chinese read? in columns, from right to left and top to bottom See if you can read the number and write it down before you see the answer (look under drawing). 4,689 Look at the facts about China and figure out which "animal" year you were born in. Imagine you have a Chinese friend. How would they describe you as being like that animal? Answers will vary here. You may have to help the children think of positive aspects of each animal!
  • Visit China: Beyond the Great Wall and take a tour through the gallery. If you were going to create a gallery about your country, what pictures would you take? Answers will vary

Social Studies

  • Visit The Silk Road. What is the silk road? a trade route across China to central Asia and Europe Why was it important to China? it was a trade route for selling silk and other products
  • Visit Chinese Calligraphy: Language as Art a project by elementary school students. Look at the China facts and study the map. What is the capital of China? Beijing Name the four main rivers that flow through China. Brahmaputra, Mekong, Chang Jian, Huang He Notice where 3 of the rivers begin. What kind of land form do you think is in central China? mountains Visit this map to check your answer. What countries surround China? Mongolia, Russia, Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Burma, Laos, Vietnam, North Korea Write what you think it would be like to live in such a large country with only one time zone. Answers will vary.
  • Visit China: Beyond the Great Wall and take a tour through the Focus on China. Write a paragraph about something you learned. Answers will vary.
  • Here are some other sources of info.China Home Page, China News and articles, China Today, Yahooligans China list.

Math

  • Visit China: Beyond the Great Wall and take a tour through the Focus on China. Look under culture. In 1991, how many people in China were students, counting primary school, high school, university and graduate school? about 178 million

Art

  • Visit Chinese Art Forms and look at the different pictures. Print some papercuts and color them, or try to make one yourself! Have fun with this!

Bible

  • Visit this symbolism page and learn about the beliefs of the Chinese. Is there anything similar to our beliefs? What can we pray for? Answers will vary.
  • *Read this mission story from AWR about China. What can you pray for?

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