Tenth graders gain a deeper understanding of stereotypes by reading Gene Yang's, American Born Chinese. Pupils will hone their ability to analyze, synthesize and evaluate text as they discuss this work in the format of a Socratic seminar.
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Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet: A Novel
Jamie Ford’s historical novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, explores the relationship between a young Chinese American boy and a Japanese American girl set against the backdrop of Seattle during World War II. The teaching...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Chinese Ice Sculptures Melting
Students examine, critique and study a newspaper article on a famous ice festival in China that is being affected by rising global temperatures. They complete three worksheets on the article that deals with comprehension questions, a...
6th - 10th English Language Arts
Jay Chou: Famous People (ELL Assignment)
This 13-page assignment was designed for English language learners and includes a one-page reading on the Taiwanese entertainer, Jay Chou, and 10 activities/exercises that address listening and reading comprehension, speaking, vocabulary...
7th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
The Good Earth: Concept Analysis
Designed for teachers, this resource provides an overview of Pearl S. Buck's Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Good Earth. Information about the organizational pattern of the story, issues and themes addressed, historical background on...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
TIME: Hillary Rodham Clinton
Work on biographies and nonfiction text with this TIME Magazine article on Hillary Rodham Clinton. The article is short; at only five paragraphs, it could be a great reading comprehension activity or a model for a biography project. Six...
7th - 10th English Language Arts
China's Rising Labor Movement
Young historians will explore the complex causes and effects of industrialization in China by perusing the numerous articles included in this webpage. Throughout the resource, there are many writing and discussion prompts to help direct...
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Creative Writing and Analysis
Students read and analyze poems by Li Po and Wang Wei. They answer discussion questions, identify the elements of the poems, examine and discuss Chinese landscape paintings, write an original poem, and write a comparison/contrast essay.
10th - 11th English Language Arts