worksheet A for 不用, 想, 要, 应该, 得, 能, 可以 http://web.cortland.edu/wangh/final/worksheet1.htm
worksheet B for 的地得 http://web.cortland.edu/wangh/final/worksheet2.htm
http://www.purposegames.com/game/8b33485d92 (game on clothes items)
Cities - The Real Shanghai 1 of 2 - BBC Travel Documentary
Cities -The Real Hong Kong 1 of 2 - BBC Travel Documentary
China's Unknown Mega City of Chongqing 1 of 2 - BBC Our World Documentary
BBC Documentary - The Chinese Are Coming
click-able Chinese map
China vs. U.S. Education
American Born Chinese go back to China
ABC World News:A wake up call for the U.S. in education
A Day at an "Average" Chinese Elementary School
BBC - Chinese Schools - Episode 1, Part 1
1. 螳螂捕蝉 Always Watch Your Back
A mantis is stalking a cicada, but it doesn’t know there is anoriole behind him. This proverb is used to describe people who pursue immediate gains while neglecting greater danger behind.
2. 亡羊补牢 Better Late Than NeverA wolf stole the farmer’s sheep through a hole in the fence!But after the famer fixed the fence, the wolf could not steal any more sheep. Originating around 400 B.C, this story teaches us that even though we have made mistakes and suffered from losses, we can still fix them by learning from our mistakes.
3. 金太阳，银太阳 Golden Sun Silver Sun
Golden Sun Silver Sun is a Chinese legend about how the sun and the moon came to be. It reflects traditional Chinese peoples’ belief of the harmonious relationship between nature and human beings.
4. 小马过河 Little Horse Crosses the River
The little horse wanted to cross the river but he did not know how deep the water was. What should he do? Ask Mr. Cow and Ms. Squirrel, or try by himself? A popular Chinese tale for children, Little Horse Crosses the River encourages children to think independently and not to fear challenges.
5. 小猫钓鱼 Little Kitten Goes Fishing
A lovely Chinese fable about a kitten who goes fishing with her mom. She does not catch any fish at first because she was absent-minded. What children can learn from this story is that success always comes from staying focused.
6. 盲人摸象 Six Blind Men and the Elephant
Six blind men touched an elephant to see what it was like. Each of them felt a different part and had different perspectives. This tale implies that while one’s subjective experience and opinion can be true, they may be limited because of insufficient holistic knowledge.
7. 杞人忧天 The Worrisome Man
Yoyo worried about everything to the point that he could not even leave his room, out of fear that the sky would fall and the earth would collapse. But are these worries necessary? The tale satirizes people who worry about groundless things, and tells the readers to be broad-minded and cheerful.
8. 三个和尚 Three Monks
Based on the ancient Chinese proverb "One monk will shoulder two buckets of water, two monks will share the load, but add a third and no one will want to fetch water." The story encourages children to understand the old saying “unity is strength.”