ELA & Arabic Integrated Capstone Project "Layla and Majnun & Romeo and Juliet" (People are People)

Host School

Project title: Romeo & Juliet meets Layla and Majnun. As a project we will create a short shadow puppet video where students will act out parts of Romeo and Juliet and Layla and Majnun as thought to showcase both cultures. We were also joined with a visual artist from the Flock Theater (theater artists) and Alicia Cobb (visual artist) to help students bring it to life and work on the artwork with the students. The play was recorded and showcased on the morning announcements. 

Faust First Chinese Celebration

With a twist on multiple intelligences, my capstone project will allow students to contribute student-selected projects that will be showcased during Faust's First Annual Chinese Celebration. Students will be given a list of small projects they can choose from, individually or in a small group, that peaks their interests, builds on their specific intelligence and showcases Chinese Language and culture. The goal is to invite the entire school community to Chinese Celebration to participate in the event.

Wu Ning's Capstone Project

My capstone project is to establish a Chinese curriculum for my host school, Ewa Makai Middle School. Since this is the first year my host school has had Mandarin Chinese classes, I felt quite challenged when I started my teaching. How I wished that I had good resources that was suitable for my teaching context. Developing a curriculum alone is never an easy job, but I do believe it will benefit further development of this course and my successor. That is why I devoted a lot of time and energy to my capstone project.

Shen Yan's Capstone Project


My capstone project is to build up the relationship between students in U.S school and students in China via online videos. Students in U.S school have already learned some basic Chinese words so that they can make a brief introduction about themselves. Also American students will ask some questions like “ni hao ma? (how are you?)”, “ni jiao shen me ming zi? (what’s your name)” and “ni ji sui? (how old are you)”. If they want to introduce more about themselves or they want to ask more questions, they can speak in English slowly and clearly.