The Arabic Culture Showcase

The Arabic Culture Showcase

In this project , the students will showcase their skills in learning Arabic to other students , parents , and teachers. The event will be held in the media center in Plantation Middle school On the last Sat of , April 2023. There will be six partitions with different groups of students. The first is to write the names of the guests in Arabic on Cartouches. The second is to prepare welcome drinks for the guests like hibiscus , tamarind, tea, etc.

Capstone abstract

A grand Chinese New Year celebration is going to be held on Jan 27, 2023. The students, parents, and staff in our school are invited to enjoy the wonderful day. In addition to performing Chinese songs, students also dance with the music of Chinese songs. Students also have the opportunity to dress up with the Chinese costumes. In addition to students, teachers will also perform on stage. It's going to be a very lively show.

Taiwan and Mandarin Fair

The capstone project will be incorporated with the annual Chinese New Year events next year in 2023. It will be a fair open to the community that welcome all the community members to enjoy various fun activities involving Mandarin and Taiwanese culture. There will be popular Taiwanese food such as Boba Tea, Taiwanese fried chicken, potstickers and scallion pancakes…etc. People may need to pass a Trivia about Taiwan to get tickets for food, or they can try to order food in Mandarin!

Calligraphy Mural of a Chinese poem《登鹳雀楼》On the Stork Tower

The DLI program in our school is growing. It needs support and understanding from the local community. And our mural program met the needs in two different ways. One is training the chosen ones to practice Chinese calligraphy for the mural, the other is using the mural to inspire the interest of all the 472 students in our school in learning Chinese or Chinese culture. Besides, it gives extra support for the DLI program by being a complement of culture learning for all the 103 DLI students. They learn more about the Chinese language, writing, and culture by the project. Cooperation between the 6 DLI teachers and other 42 teachers increased too. Now more teachers understand and support the DLI program. And as multiculturalism is better understood through the mural, we draw more students into the DLI program, and now the community get more involved with DLI program and more people know our school and choose to send their children here.

In order to select some students for the mural program, we had the introductory classes for the basic, then the afterschool calligraphy club to learn more and finally the morning training session for 23 mural students. They practiced a certain character in the Chinese poem On the Stork Tower 《登鹳雀楼》for the mural with instruction videos and papers from me. Meanwhile I tutored them during the whole period of time to help them improve their calligraphy writing.

The students surprised me a lot by progressing so much in calligraphy. The first work and the last one are quite different. I am so happy to see all the differences. And they are really interested in practicing calligraphy and still want to learn more after the training. Since the mural is done now, the students feel really proud of themselves and they are admired and envied by their peers. Teachers, school and the community all feel proud of them too.

Spring Festival Exhibition

Festivals are the important part of the culture. Spring Festival is the most important festival in China and there are a lot of customs that helps the students learn more about the Chinese and Chinese culture. There are three sections about the project. Before the Spring Festival, students learn why the Chinese people celebrate the Spring Festival and how the Chinese people celebrate it.