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Unformatted text preview: Cultural Differences Teacher Day Time Branch TA Class Summary: Ss discuss the differences in Chinese culture, then expand to Eastern/Western differences. Resources needed: printouts of reading, adjective sheet (2 Ss/page), Liu art, Topo/Ethnic map New vocabulary: culture, values, morals, customs, ethics, society, stereotype Notes: this can be taken to a higher level by using “values” instead of “food” and a different reading, etc. Aim: Ss will be in an English-speaking mood, know more about T Stage: Warm-up Page: Time: 5-7m Total: Method: Listening, Q&A • T introduces self • Name, home country, studies, hobbies/interests. • Allow Ss to ask Qs, if nothing, prompt them: “what do you think my favorite food is?” (a hamburger?) etc. Comments Aim: Ss will be thinking about what culture is, what composes it Stage: Intro Page: Time: 5-7m Total: Method: Vocabulary Map • T writes “culture” on board, circles it. Draws some lines from center. • T asks Ss to think of some words that are related. As an example, T writes “food” and connects it to center. • Ss volunteer answers, T writes on board, defining if others don't know it. Comments Aim: Ss will discuss differences in their country's culture Stage: Practice Page: Time: 5-10m Total: Method: Q&A • T asks: “Is culture the same in every country?” (ask for examples) • “Is culture even the same in different parts of one country?” (eg. North/South) • “How is culture different in China? Is Harbin like Beijing?” Comments Aim: Ss will discuss and divide China into different “cultures” (ethnolinguistic groups) Stage: Practice Page: Time: 15-20m Total: Method: Draw on board • T asks a S if they will draw a rough sketch of China on the board (T has printouts as reference if need be) • T asks Ss about different areas: N, E, S, W, Hong Kong, Shanghai, etc. • There are small regional differences, but what are the major ones? (eg. language, race, ethnicity) • Draw different areas on board in different colors. Comments Aim: Ss will discuss why these differences manifest Stage: Practice Page: Time: 15-20m Total: Method: Draw on board • T asks: “So why is it that we have all of these different groups?” • “Why is it that China's culture is so different from India's, even though they're right next to one another?” • Show them the Topographic Map of China (Ethnolinguistic if applicable) • T: “How do you think geography impacts culture?” • eg. Japan has been on an island and isolationist for thousands of years. • Africa, NA, SA have been separated from other continents by water for eons. Comments Aim: Ss will discuss differences between cultures in two countries (Germany/China) Stage: Production Page: Time: 15-25m Total: Method: Liu Graphics Handout • Pass out handouts to groups of Ss....
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2009 for the course ED 20314 taught by Professor Carolinaserna during the Spring '09 term at California State University , Monterey Bay.
- Spring '09