The 20 enjoyable, interactive classroom activities that are included will help your students understand the text in amusing ways. Fun Classroom Activities include group projects, games, critical thinking activities, brainstorming sessions, writing poems, drawing or sketching, and more that will allow your students to interact with each other, be creative, and ultimately grasp key concepts from the text by "doing" rather than simply studying.
1. Fortune Cookies
Either bake fortune cookies in which you can place your own fortunes or buy fortune cookies from a Chinese store or restaurant. Have students share their fortunes.
2. A Taste of China
Have a Chinese food lunch or simply serve traditional Chinese food in class. One option would be to have students make the food and bring it in.
3. Movie Day
Watch Disney's "Mulan."
4. Exploring the Baiji
Research the ancient myths of the baiji and its current status in China.
5. Damming the Yangtze
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