Field Trip to the Peabody Essex Museum and Boston’s Chinatown

Project Type: 
School Project
Award Project Round: 
Deadline Date: 
Sunday, November 1, 2009

Mentor teacher Amy Sanders at Yarmouth High School in Yarmouth, ME applied for a CLP grant with TCLP Chinese teacher Xiao Chunzhi to organize a field trip to the Peabody Essex Museum and Boston’s Chinatown. Nineteen students in grades 8 through 12 and their family members expanded their understanding of Chinese culture during a guided tour of the museum, and Chinese language students learned new vocabulary they could practice in real-world settings as they ate lunch at a busy Chinese restaurant and explored the shops in Boston’s Chinatown. Participating students shared their experiences with classmates who did not attend the field trip by creating posters that were displayed in the school library and giving presentations in their advisor groups, sparking new interest in Chinese language and culture throughout the school.