Language learning field trip

Capstone Project
4 months 1 week ago
My project is to introduce the Chinese Culture in my Chinese Club. During the Chinese Lunar New Year, we learnded the oringin and celebration of the Spring Festival. I organized a dinner party with my students and club members. I showed then how to make dumplings and we make the dumplings together. I also coooked some Chinese dishes for the party. We also watched the Spring Gala on CCTV. My students and I went on a field trip the Jackson College to participate the celebration there. My students played Chinese traditional games and take part in Chinese culture activities and tasted food donated by Chinese restaurant. The students experienced the culture activities and got a better knowledge of Chinese food and the Spring Festival.
Capstone Project
4 months 1 week ago
The theme of our capstone project is Field Trip—Cyrus Tang Hall in China. The aim of the field trip is to let the students of Grade 5 and Grade 6 at LaSalle to take a closer look at objects that tell stories of China’s complex history, diverse cultures, while learning Mandarin. Objectives: The whole project will last several months which can be divided into three procedures: 1. Explore the Field Trip before March with Ms. Veitch. (We have explored the museum--- Cyrus Tang Hall in China on Feb. 11. I’ve taken many pictures of the exhibitions and got a lot of materials for creating Field Trip Plan. 2. Contact with the home teacher and school consulter to confirm the good perfect date for the trip according to the school calendar, which doesn’t affect students’ study and exam. (We originally planned to carry on the trip at the beginning of April when the weather gets warmer, but the date hasn’t been set because of the unexpected school closures because of COVID-19 on Mar. 17th. We will figure out the date when we go back to normal school teaching.) Get the students of Grade 5 and Grade 6 at LaSalle to explore Field Trip—Cyrus Tang Hall in China to take a closer look at objects that tell stories of China’s complex history, diverse cultures, while learning Mandarin. (when we complete the field trip, I will upload the pictures and maybe videos when the students are exploring the museum.)
Capstone Project
4 months 2 weeks ago
Most People in the valley do not know anything about the TCLP or the Arabic class. I had a year long plan to showcase the program and the Arabic language and culture to everyone in the valley. Accordingly, I followed a plan that included many actions and events: First, I created collaborative classes with other teachers to raise awareness for students at my school. So, I planned different outreaches: 1- An outreach with Cosmetology teacher in which I introduced the history of cosmetics in Egypt. 2- An outreach with the forensic science teacher on the mummification process in ancient Egypt. 3- Two outreaches in the library that introduced The Hijri year and the Tanura Dance tradition. 4- An outreach teaching students the origin of papyrus and how it was made in ancient Egypt. 5- A cooking event in which I collaborated with the food science teacher and taught students how to cook two different Arabian dishes. The event included a fashion show in which the students displayed traditional Egyptian clothing. It also included a belly dance show and the school orchestra played an Arabian piece of music. 6- My extended outreach that was a series of presentations in Spanish classes to introduce the similarities between ancient Egypt and ancient Mexico. Also, they could identify the similarities between Arabic and Spanish Languages. Other outreaches were held at different classes for the sake of raising the awareness of studying new Arabic language and learning about different cultures. Secondly: I created the Arabic Club in which I ran different events for people from the community. In my club, I introduced the program, the culture and the Arabic language.It was for other members in the community. I planed to make it for all people, students or parents or others. This Club reached people outside school. Meetings were held in different places every time. Some students helped me with it. I introduced sessions about Arabic Language and Egyptian culture. some topics included: food, clothing, history, inventions and other topics related to Arab and Egyptian Culture. Thirdly: I conducted a series of school visits to introduce the program to students from other feeder schools. It included visits to high, middle and lower schools. Fourthly: I get my class involved in two projects: A museum at the end of the fist semester, and a display during the second semester. Both projects enabled all of the school students and teachers to explore the history and culture of Egypt. I was planning through the Arabic club to raise awareness and advertise the program. Finally our school participated in the international week. Students made different presentations on: The Arabic language, ancient and modern Egypt, Inventions and other projects. We had the chance to win a trophy for the best high school participation in the international week.
Capstone Project
9 months 1 week ago
The capstone project is Chinese club. Anyone who is interested in can join. We will meet every Monday after school from 2:30-3:30 IN Room128.We learn about Chinese culture, celebrate Chinese festivals, do calligraphy and Chinese painting, paper cutting and mask making, read Chinese cartoons as well as learning Chinese songs and dances.I will teach how to cook Chinese dishes and celebrate the Spring festival by organizing a food party on the Spring Festival Eve.
Capstone Project
9 months 1 week ago
capstone for Moos elementary school is a big show for students. On spring festival, we will have a showcase for all the moos Chinese mandarin learners and parents and a dragon parade with students from different grade and a Chinatown tour.It will happen around Feb since it is the spring festival.The teachers will be on the fashion show and the fifth grade will be the MC. From Pre-K to kindergarden will show poems, songs , art ,kungfu .So we need the support with the traditional costumes for the fashion show and the showcase actors and actress .Our school is an IB school so lots of students from different backgrounds , to help spread the impact and help increase their interest in Mandarin . On the Spring festival showcase, we may hold an art show to show their calligraphy work and paper cutting work too. After the showcase ,the students will be more acknowledge with what efforts they have done in Mandarin class. And their is an old saying in China, "Food is the paramount necessity of the people", so to know more about Chinese cultures, we will hold a sping-festival campus to the Chinatown.I will lead the students and parents visit Chinatown and tell stories about Chinese food culture and try Chinese food.
Capstone Project
1 year 4 months ago
My capstone is actually my CLP,which is a Chinese local fair.I had intended to hold it in March,but we had spring festival and too many snow days in February,so we didn't have enough time to get everything ready for it.And now we are busy with every detail to make sure it will be successfully held on April 26.So far, we have taken a field trip to MIA to help as many as possible students to have a general visual idea of what Chinese culture is like.Besides,I appointed 6 students to be directors of each section of the fair.They are responsible for food, calligraphy,dancing,martial arts,papercutting,sports.To make sure their sections will be popular, they are learning to dance, play Taichi and so on these days.And they have finished the posters and flyers for promoting their activities. Two weeks later, they will go on field trip to a Chinese buffet to learn about Chinese cuisines and learn to make dumplings.
Capstone Project
1 year 4 months ago
My capstone project is to establish Chinese curriculum for my host school, Ewa Makai Middle School. Since this is the first year of my host school to have Chinese Mandarin class, I felt quite challenging 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. My project includes 2 parts: 1. Lesson planning resources 1) Chinese Lessons Scope SY1819: a complete recording of all the lessons I taught in this academic year with contents I taught in each class and reflections after class. 2) Lesson Plans: teaching materials I created according to topics, including slides, tests, rubrics and resources, including my CLP materials 3) a copy of student’s portfolio 2. Chinese class supplies, the decoration we used in classroom and during Chinese New Year celebration, supplies for culture activities like brushes, paper, tea … I will leave anything that can be reused for the future Chinese teaching.
Capstone Project
1 year 4 months ago
My capstone project is to establish a sister school partnership between my host school in the US and my home school back in China. Since my home school is well recognized for its foreign exchange affairs, we know how beneficial the relationship is to teachers and students for both sides. It not only benefit language learning, but also broaden student’s minds by visiting or talking with people from another culture, which helps them to be global citizens. For education administrators, it also helps them to have a glance at another educational system, to learn from their good points, and reflect on their own practice to make adjustment to be better. Before I departed, my home school had shown great interest in having a sister school in the US and presented the EHHS with a gift on behalf of the school to show our sincerity and welcome. After I arrived, I talked with the principal Mr Ryan and the language supervisor Liz, they also show their willingness to establish the relationship. As planned, they will pay a visit to my home school this Nov to talk about how to promote the relationship further.
Capstone Project
1 year 4 months ago
Objective: My capstone is about having an Arabic Club. I have already launched the Arabic Club in my school since the beginning of October. The Arabic club takes place in room B303 every Tuesday. The Arabic Club has included lots of activities such as 12 online sessions between native speakers and the participants of the club. Native speakers have included volunteers (Syrian refugees) from NaTakalm and some of my Egyptian students. Also, I have conducted Calligraphy sessions and Hieroglyphic sessions for the participants. At the end of the Arabic Club, I have planned and led a field trip in March to highlight the activities presented in the club. The National Geographic Museum Field Trip Lesson Plan Goals: The mission of the National Geographic Museum is to bridge international and cultural distances and to make the students understand and accept the differences they will encounter in our increasingly global society. And as a part of connecting Egyptian culture and history to students’ learning, I will conduct a fieldtrip to the National Geographic Museum to have an eye opener for our students on Ancient Egyptian history. Students will use their Arabic classroom experience in interpreting the collection and will benefit by gaining tremendous insight into this great culture. Learning objectives: By the end of the lesson, students will be able to: 1- Identify 6 names of Egyptian queens. 2- Write 5 sentences in Arabic about one of the Egyptian queens. 3- Identify the symbolism of Egyptian Gods and Goddess in ancient Egypt. 4- Present about life in ancient Egypt.
Capstone Project
1 year 4 months ago
My capstone project is having students experience Chinese culture in the Chinese community in Chicago. We have learnt a few lessons about Chinese food and Chinese Lunar New Year celebration, then we will take students to experience what they have learnt in the classroom personally. So we called this activity Cultural Immersion Chinatown.