Web Sites of Interest
Note to the teacher: Some of these Web sites are commercial and
might want to look at them first.
Interactive drawings and real photos of a Chinese house. Highly
with short text on each page. Use in a lab setting and/or specific
lessons on Chinese homes. Very informative and interesting.
From the list of subjects on the left side of the home page, list
different areas that look like they would be interesting to explore.
Find the Chinese character or characters for your name or for
else in your family. Copy the characters carefully below.
Name in English __________________________________
Learn about the Chinese symbol for happiness.
a. What is the symbol for happiness?
b. In what region is this symbol a sacred thing?
c. In the story, what color is the fruit that was dropped?
d. What is the name of the boy that came from the fruit?
Learn the story of Chinese chopsticks.
a. What are the two most popular materials from which chopsticks are
b. How many years have Chinese people used chopsticks?
c. No one should beat their bowls with their chopsticks. Why not?
Do you know how to use chopsticks for eating? If not, you can go to
this site to learn how to use them! Scroll down the page until you
to the drawing showing how to use chopsticks. Practice using two
pencils. Try picking up small items.
"From Madera, California, to Kaiping, China: Sixth Graders Uncover
Mystery of a Chinese Tombstone." Description of a 17-minute
Web site for kids on the archaeological excavation of the Stockton,