IJC

Year 10 Intrepid Journeys: Destination China

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr E. Wang

Ever wanted to see the Great Wall and the Terracotta Warriors? Ever curious about how the fascinating ethnic culture and modern technology are integrated in one city like Beijing and Shanghai? Ever wondered how the Chinese language works? Are you ready to explore one of the world's oldest cultures and find out why Riccarton High School values our new connections to some middle schools in Hangzhou?

This elective will give you opportunities to explore the rich culture and history of China - follow your own passions to find the Chinese connection and learn how to introduce yourself and make friends in the Chinese language.

Students will learn about

  • The history and culture of China
  • Compare modern and ancient China
  • How the Chinese language works - written and spoken
  • Our own school links with China
  • Research and presentation skills on a topic of their choice

Links to most curriculum areas are possible, depending on the students’ choice
of research topic. Obvious links will be to Learning Languages, Social Sciences.



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