The PowerPoint contains 172 slides featuring a wide variety of inspiring images of Chinese culture – the landscape, the people, the customs, the arts, animals and flowers from Inner Mongolia to the Great Wall of China, from the Panda to sushi. It is accompanied by Chinese music and plays automatically. It also contains an accompanying 'suggestions for use' sheet.
Suggestions for Using the resource - use for a presentation, just let the PowerPoint run. The powerful images speak for themselves. Follow up by letting the students talk / ask questions.
- Which image did you like the best?
- Was there anything you were surprised by?
- Would you like to go to China?
- Play the PowerPoint as a calming influence at the end of a lesson.
- Use as a stimulus for research
Ask the students to choose one of the photographs or aspects of the PowerPoint eg Inner Mongolia, Hong Kong, Buddha, Chinese food, The Great Wall of China etc and get the pupils to research and complete a project on their chosen topic.
- Use as a stimulus for creative writing
Pupils choose an image and produce some creative writing about it – prose or poetry. They can imagine they are at a certain place and write about the sounds, sights, smells etc. (The Lantern Festival, The Firework display in Hong Kong. They could write about one of the characters in the PowerPoint – the man on the donkey cart (a day in the life of), a Buddhist monk, a dancer
- Use for display purposes
The images could be printed off and used for display purposes during the Chinese New Year.
The resource is appropriate for students of all images.
The resource will contribute to the students' 'Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural' learning. It will help to promote mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.