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7/1/2008 5:34:05 PM
Topic:
Getting acquainted

vchiu
vchiu
Hi, My name is Vera Chiu. I teach Chinese at Oaks Christian at Westlake Village. I am married and have two teenage boys (16 and 14 years old). I am very excited to join this seminar, but in the meantime have "separation anxiety" with my family for almost two whole weeks. This summer will be quite hectic. I will be teaching this summer until 7/25. Then this seminar will start. After this seminar, our school, Oaks Christian, will start on 8/15. Please pray for me for my physical strength as well as mental sharpness. Thank you.
7/1/2008 5:38:52 PM
Topic:
Getting acquainted

vchiu
vchiu
Hi, My name is Vera Chiu. I teach Chinese at Oaks Christian at Westlake Village. I am married and have two teenage boys (16 and 14 years old). I am very excited to join this seminar, but in the meantime have "separation anxiety" with my family for almost two whole weeks. This summer will be quite hectic. I will be teaching this summer until 7/25. Then this seminar will start. After this seminar, our school, Oaks Christian, will start on 8/15. Please pray for me for my physical strength as well as mental sharpness. Thank you.
7/2/2008 11:40:13 PM
Topic:
pre-2011 web resources

vchiu
vchiu
Educational Chinese websites:

On Insects:
主題:值得推薦的昆蟲網 (有小朋友家長請存檔)
六足王國─台灣的昆蟲 Insects of Taiwan:
http://freebsd.tspes.tpc.edu.tw/~afu/

On Chinese paintings:
古書畫
http://www.npm.gov.tw/dm2001/B/

On Chinese literature:
中國文人世界
http://tech2.npm.gov.tw/literature/
7/28/2008 9:22:15 PM
Topic:
pre-2011 high school ideas

vchiu
vchiu
We talked about Confucianism in class. The idea about ancestor worship is one of the central theme for Confucianism. My parents still practice ancestor worship.

They put variety of fruits and food on a silk embroidered table cloth with ancestor's name board and pictures. They burn the incense and pour wine for them. Then they "ke tou" kneel down and bow to them three times while saying their prayers. I am a christian and it is against my religion to bow to another being. However, I think it will be O.k. to show a short video clip of how people carry out that ritual to the central idea of Confucianism.
7/29/2008 10:50:21 AM
Topic:
test zone

vchiu
vchiu
I want to stress this point.
7/29/2008 11:04:52 AM
Topic:
test zone

vchiu
vchiu
testing:


http://china.usc.edu
http://www.lacma.org/
7/29/2008 11:28:43 AM
Topic:
pre-2011 web resources

vchiu
vchiu
I would like to recommend this web page to Chinese teachers.

http://www.chinapage.com/china.html

This page has picture of month, photo, character writing, calligraphy, stories, poetry, history, novels, maps, and other related teaching websites. I teach through TPRS method, and this web site gives me great resources.
7/29/2008 11:43:48 AM
Topic:
Film Festival

vchiu
vchiu
I recommend this film for contemporary Chinese history.

Xiao cai feng (2002) - Plot summaryXiao cai feng on IMDb: Movies, TV, Celebs, and more...
www.imdb.com/title/tt0291032/plotsummary - 32k - Cached - Similar pages
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0291032/plotsummary

The setting has beautiful scenery around Three Gorges of Yangtze River before the Dam was built.
The time is during cultural revolution. Two young men were sent to the location. Both re-educate a beautiful young girl who is a seamstress for the village.
7/29/2008 6:47:52 PM
Topic:
Film Festival

vchiu
vchiu
Another movie I want to recommend is called "The King of Masks" (Bian Lian)

http://www.flixster.com/movie/the-king-of-masks

Plot: Wang Bianlian is an aging street performer known as the King of Mask for his mastery of Sichuan Change Art in a true story. His wife left him with and infant son over 30 years ago. The son died from i...

This feature film can be used partially in the class to illustrate the art of "Changing Faces", or the whole movie illustrating different views of Chinese society. The idea of "being a girl" can be quite a "put down" in Chinese society.
7/29/2008 7:00:04 PM
Topic:
pre-2011 web resources

vchiu
vchiu
Here are some sites for Chinese stories. These sites can be used for Chinese classes. They can be used to discussion and listening comprehension.

兒童有聲故事書 + Adobe Flash Player 9.0 b296 繁體中文版http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/062e26b5b50334d997ead3b636be5e2f.swf >恐龍和垃圾(1.60 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/073dd2104f9cf35e2fe6de90b4802d23.swf
>樹的聲音(5.32 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/1d2a2100aacb7446ec020a19e02ab0c0.swf
>艾蜜麗的玩具魔法(6.14 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/1d5355af9098636b7d35c1b387956aeb.swf
>國王的新衣(5.07 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/3c3c6d1ea63676da14ed81ecb4b683a8.swf
>比利騎士的偉大冒險(4.27 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/4dd025d7b145c9dfddc33f252b646c7c.swf
>獨自去旅行(4.75 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/4ef41d65bc54a28021a30b40d84ea1d8.swf
>天鵝(2.39 MB)
[Edit by="vchiu on Jul 29, 7:05:34 PM"][/Edit]
[Edit by="vchiu on Jul 29, 7:07:49 PM"][/Edit]
7/29/2008 7:05:08 PM
Topic:
pre-2011 web resources

vchiu
vchiu
Here are some more sites on Chinese stories. These sites can be used as supplemental material for regular reading and listening.


http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/5e4198c6a05660f6ecddb588402a8a1a.swf
>獅子燙頭髮(4.94 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/6ab12823da10ef9307869debdb6d231c.swf
>咚倒吸歪(6.74 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/6d1ea0b0df1833b5d43dd55f6673c907.swf
>第一百個客人(7.22 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/8cfc7bc3cc0ccbe3b0ef0003f2c6cf51.swf
>媽媽的甜蜜小麻煩(3.85 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/73dee4912b0811b9032bbd4fe1f3bb05.swf
>是蝸牛開始的(1.84 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/89d8afb9387f65e4e43174cdf1a46fb1.swf
>走進生命花園(3.86 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/489cabf25eec3cc0639eea90222c8fa7.swf
>大鳥樹(1.98 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/845a1f4fbea35bbcaa4e48f965857f4a.swf
>毛頭小鷹(1.60 MB)
[Edit by="vchiu on Jul 29, 7:07:13 PM"][/Edit]
7/29/2008 7:06:33 PM
Topic:
pre-2011 web resources

vchiu
vchiu
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/944fa44506f394948ac766b821c6ae0d.swf
>好好哭吧(3.54 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/9001s.swf
>我自己玩(1.10 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/9002s.swf
>賣翅膀的小男孩(2.22 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/9003s.swf
>星月(2.15 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/9005s.swf
>白鴿少年(1.27 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/9006s.swf
>我們的媽媽在哪裡?(1.37 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/9007_2s.swf
>我和我家附近的野狗們(152 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/9007s.swf
>你是我的朋友嗎?(2.82 MB)
7/29/2008 7:08:38 PM
Topic:
pre-2011 web resources

vchiu
vchiu
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/9008s.swf
>狐狸孵蛋(1.98 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/9009s.swf
>用愛心說實話(2.72 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/9010s.swf
>魔法一點靈(3.14 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/9101s.swf
>薩琪到底有沒有小雞雞?(1.38 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/9102s.swf
>老鼠娶新娘(2.45 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/9103s.swf
>豬頭三兄弟(2.17 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/9104s.swf
>薩琪想要一個小寶寶(1.41 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/9105s.swf
>臘腸狗(1.68 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/9106s.swf
>好想吃榴槤(1.08 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/9107s.swf
>我是老大!(1.59 MB)
7/29/2008 7:09:33 PM
Topic:
pre-2011 web resources

vchiu
vchiu
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/9108s.swf
>巧姑娘的鵲橋(2.91 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/9109s.swf
>嫦娥奔月(2.50 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/9110s.swf
>誰要來種樹?(948 KB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/9111s.swf
>怪叔叔(1.63 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/9112s.swf
>小魔怪黏巴達(2.57 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/9201s.swf
>小罐頭(7.23 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/9204s.swf
>春神跳舞的森林(4.62 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/9205s.swf
>善意的謊言(5.90 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/9206s.swf
>藏起來的房子(5.28 MB)
[Edit by="vchiu on Jul 29, 7:10:07 PM"][/Edit]
7/29/2008 7:11:15 PM
Topic:
pre-2011 web resources

vchiu
vchiu
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/9207s.swf
>紅蘿蔔奧圖(5.71 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/9208s.swf
>皮皮放屁屁(4.78 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/9209s.swf
>公主四點會來(3.23 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/9210s.swf
>阿達龍(3.75 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/9211s.swf
>小心大野狼(5.50 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/9212s.swf
>別再親來親去(2.67 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/19475f8fb661fb08c1d790e56ebd02a9.swf
>達文西想飛(4.26 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/116127c39dc7086841f8beb750314478.swf
>漢妮卡特小姐的帽子(6.24 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/867532af067f3d147b249a26d3bff708.swf
>鱷魚怪(2.79 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/3756241f434dcca790d5816372017c62.swf
>拔啊,拔啊,拔蘿蔔!(5.17 MB)
7/29/2008 7:12:09 PM
Topic:
pre-2011 web resources

vchiu
vchiu
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/46194218e68a838ca174e04a2f90b4ec.swf
>帶來幸福的酢漿草(4.99 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/a2e83015abc08a5fee2e5d02c77e6928.swf
>蝴蝶風箏(4.46 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/a4881b3cd17cb38f7300263cad10d867.swf
>曼先生的旅行(5.81 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/b8da171c04d85015227f92362f322c75.swf
>五歲老奶奶去釣魚(5.11 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/b8ffbe0e5d8c75bb02bc499e13e7afe3.swf
>小熊包力刷牙記(1.91 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/c3a8d479b1e5880b996792cc1fb1b38d.swf
>我想和你作朋友(3.05 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/c6a0f6c48ce7881e19e2440cb4e46ae0.swf
>鼻子人(4.58 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/c958963ac6de1e579925cb3c3c8e8687.swf
>敲門人瑪麗‧史密斯(5.14 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/dafdd650f4cd4fe9e755d34753600dad.swf
>小島上的貓頭鷹(3.90 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/de7570c59afae3932019db787cb27289.swf
>你還愛我嗎(3.92 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/e1cd827f4c3fca0659dbd461fd5457cc.swf
>蜘蛛和蒼蠅(5.52 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/f024431f06b0e9f6a9728ae5c439e421.swf
>媽媽,買綠豆(1.74 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/f131a1614ae0960609ce72f5db0371cc.swf
>酷老師逛動物園(3.02 MB)
http://children.cca.gov.tw/children/select_book_pics/feature_swf/f9455a9fae81e3a5ae5a96d63a12523a.swf
>色彩的翅膀(6.41 MB)
http://140.111.119.141/picbook/picbook/9202s.swf
>一顆超級頑固的牙(4.65 MB)
http://140.111.119.141/picbook/picbook/9203s.swf
>誰去掛鈴鐺(2.07 MB)
http://140.111.119.141/picbook/picbook/9012s.swf
>聖誕小子(3.20 MB)
[Edit by="vchiu on Jul 29, 7:13:01 PM"][/Edit]
7/29/2008 7:21:31 PM
Topic:
pre-2011 web resources

vchiu
vchiu
This site is in Chinese. Chinese paper art design has been popular in China for many years. This site can be used in art class, as well as in Chinese history, social studies, and Chinese language art class. Notice how delicate the designs are and how they reveal Chinese culture and daily life.

http://epochtimes.com/i6/5031430441449.jpg
7/31/2008 4:31:43 PM
Topic:
Film Festival

vchiu
vchiu
"To Live,"directed by Zhang YiMo, is a great film about how Cultural Revolution's impact on ordinary people in China. I found the film at Thousand Oaks Public Library. Professor Ye also mentioned about it yesterday.

For teaching ideas on this film, there are plenty of satires and ironies. This film also covered a great spectrum of other events, such as the Great Leap Forward, along with Cultural Revolution.
7/31/2008 4:41:59 PM
Topic:
Film Festival

vchiu
vchiu
I liked the movie. I grew up in Korea, and I was fully aware how much tension the North and the South holds. My parents lived through the Korean War. I appreciate the brotherhood the movie portrays. I also sympathizes how much guilt the South soldier suffered which eventually caused his suicide. I am not sure how much possibility the same kind of incident could occur, but non the less it is possible to build some kind of relationship over the long term if they have the chance to encounter each other face-to-face.
7/31/2008 4:59:21 PM
Topic:
Seminar readings and materials

vchiu
vchiu
In response to Professor Ye's lecture, I would like to recommend these two websites:

On Chinese paintings: 古書畫 http://www.npm.gov.tw/dm2001/B/
On Chinese literature: 中國文人世界 http://tech2.npm.gov.tw/literature/

For teaching ideas, teachers can list several artists, poets, and other writers on the board. Let students choose a person to do research on, and give a brief report and presentation on the artist.

For Chinese language class level III, student can give a brief introduction on the artist/author, give the class the characteristics of the artist, and also use the artist's characteristics to re-create a picture/poem, and present to the class.
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