Learn about China’s geography, language, culture, food, and history. Take a virtual tour of the Great Wall or view numerous photographs of Chinese people and places. Try writing Chinese characters or listen to audio files of Chinese word pronunciations. Includes many craft and classroom activities, plus interactive quizzes. There are sites for students of all ages. Includes eThemes resources on ancient civilizations of China and panda bears.
Follow the links to read how a bridge from an ancient Chinese painting is designed and constructed, then play the bridge game. Explore the usefulness of bamboo and the dynasty's contributions to modern culture. Includes a teacher's guide.
Follow Mr. Wong on this culinary tour of China. Learn about Chinese cooking methods and utensils, different types of regional cuisine, and the history of Chinese food. To navigate, click on the tabs at the top of the page, then click on a topic on the left-hand side.
This CNN site introduces China comprehensively, including its economics, politics and the lifestyle. There are video clips, interactive maps and other fun features. There are many articles that are good for older students. Requires Quick Time.
These sites are about giant and red panda bears. Learn about their native habitats, what they eat, and why they are endangered. See live views of pandas through several Web cams, watch videos, and listen to audio clips of a panda bleating, honking, and barking. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on endangered animals and one on the country of China.
Learn about ancient China. On these sites, you can read about the daily life, history, dynasties, inventions, and celebrations of the oldest continuous civilization on earth. See Chinese art, view the Great Wall, visit the terracotta army of Emperor Qin, or read about Confucius and Chinese women as warriors.