Web Sites of Interest

Name ________________________________ Date____________________________

Note to the teacher: Some of these Web sites are commercial and you might want to look at them first.

1. http://www.pem.org/yinyutang/

Interactive drawings and real photos of a Chinese house. Highly visual with short text on each page. Use in a lab setting and/or specific lessons on Chinese homes. Very informative and interesting.

2.  http://chineseculture.about.com/
From the list of subjects on the left side of the home page, list five different areas that look like they would be interesting to explore.






3.  http://chineseculture.about.com/library/name/blname.htm
Find the Chinese character or characters for your name or for someone else in your family. Copy the characters carefully below.

Name in English  __________________________________ 

Chinese symbols _____________________________________

4.  http://chineseculture.about.com/library/weekly/aa081000a.htm
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?

5.  http://chineseculture.about.com/library/weekly/aa_chopsticks02a.htm
Learn the story of Chinese chopsticks.

a. What are the two most popular materials from which chopsticks are made?

b. How many years have Chinese people used chopsticks?

c. No one should beat their bowls with their chopsticks. Why not?

6.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chopsticks
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 come 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 the Mystery of a Chinese Tombstone." Description of a 17-minute documentary film.

8. http://www.stocktongov.com/DiscoverStockton/
Web site for kids on the archaeological excavation of the Stockton, California, Chinatown.