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For more than 30 years China has been transforming itself from a poor country with an economy based on rural farming, to a more wealthy, developing nation with an urban industrial economy. As you work through today’s activity, be on the lookout for examples of China’s poor rural agricultural past colliding with its more wealthy urban industrial future.
Link to assessment #1
You will be working through a series of stations. Use the materials provided by your teacher, and in the table below to help you. As always, be very gentle with all library materials, and read all instructions very carefully.
Note: This three day activity addresses the following elements from our districts GVC
seventh grade social studies WCO #4- "Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others"
All students working through the station activity will need a copy of this packet:
McVey_An Introduction to China.pdf
We will begin today's lesson by watching several short videos created by the National Geographic Society. As you watch you are to make notes about things that surprise or interest you most.
Chinese Elementary School
China’s Amazing Flora
Visit Culture Grams, and search for information on both China and the United States. Use the information you find to fill in the table on your answer sheet.
Culture Grams link
Use the NASA link at right to answer the questions on your answer sheet.
NASA comments regarding China's space program
Use the link for this station to access the video giving travel advice for tourists headed to Beijing.
Lonely Planet's Beijing travel advice
Use the atlas provided at this station to help you identify China's neighbors, etc.
See table for station number 5.
Learn about the unwanted environmental side effects of China's rapid growth by using information provided by Global Issues in Context
McVey_MRMS library China activity station six.pdf
Use the descriptions provided of two young people living in Chinese cities.
See table for station number 7 (or use file posted below).
For this station we will be working together as a group reading and listening to an article titled, "China and the Decline of US Manufacturing Industry". Be sure to familiarize yourself with the questions that go along with the article before the actual reading begins.
China_Final Instructions for China Station Activity.pdf
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Use the document for your core. Be sure to read the directions carefully then work with your table group to answer your questions. (
Link to assessment #2
Link to instruction video
China activity_Instructions for final day.pdf
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