Chinese IV

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Essential Questions
*What are the most efficient learning and teaching strategies needed to use Chinese accurately and spontaneously?
*How best to integrate and utilize technology in the Chinese language classroom curriculum?
*How does the philosophy and themes found in Chinese literature and cinema reflect the values that are most important to the culture?
*How can the vocabulary, expressions learned be manipulated in an original way so that it will show a good understanding and appreciation of the Chinese culture?
Declarative Knowledge: Content 
*1500 new Chinese characters and use in a variety of contextualized reading and writing tasks
*Use grammar and conceptsto communicate accurately in various social and cultural contexts
* Study characters and vocabularies to develop more sophisticated reading and writing skills.
* Build translation skills
*Current happenings in China
*Study techniques to learn and practice both oral and written language
Procedural Knowledge: Skills & Processes 
- To participate in face-to-face discussion and deliver lecture-style, visually enhanced presentations
-Comprehend ideas and details in stories and news with a variety of topics
- To produce a formal, reflective essay 700-character with all the grammar patterns learned and critical thoughts
-To read a variety of contextualized materials by using Chinese dictionaries
*Papers, test, skits, interview
*weekly vocabulary and characters quizzes
*Unit tests
*End of term oral proficiency interviews and written tests
Multicultural Dimension 
* Analyze underlying cultural values manifested in fine arts, literature, media and day-to-day life
* Explore social conventions regarding requesting services, paying social visits, eating and drinking, making friends etc. and learn appropriate behaviors
* Awareness of the Chinese culture through an in depth look into the literature and its philosophy, through movies, articles, current events, and research on historical events of importance
*Situational Functional Chinese, Drills & Notes, Language Group
*Handouts (Teacher created materials)
*Daily TV news, drama, movies and online materials
*Textbook: Learn Chinese with Me textbook 4 and workbook 4