While preparing for the final exam, the sixth graders also meticulously prepared a "national costume show." On June 27th, the teachers and students of 6th grade and student’s parents participated in the minority costume show. The students showed their costumes, elaborated the production concept and shared the learning results.
Why launch a national costume show? The Chinese teacher Zhang Kun explained: "In the 6th grade Chinese textbook of this semester, a theme in a chapter is 'Colorful National Culture', in order to combine the content of the course with the practice, and promote self-learning, the Chinese teachers thus organized this event”.
During the preparation, each student selected an ethnic group he or she is interested in to research, design and produce special costumes in group or individual.
In order to help the students to learn the minority culture and successfully complete the costume production, the teachers put forward the following requirements:
1. Before making a national costume, you need to have a deep understanding of the ethnic group you selected and make a poster based on what you have learned. The poster content includes:
1) Briefly describe the national characteristics from the aspects of language, belief, living environment, and diet.
2) Describe the characteristics of the national costume and analyze its cultural connotations.
3) clearly show the production process of the costume, including the description of the clothing material and the photo of the production process.
2. Use waste as the clothing materials as possible, turning waste into treasure.
3. Must be made by hand.
The Show Started
After watching the show, the parents appreciated the teachers' hard work and responsible attitude, and deeply impressed by the students' novel ideas, self-confidence and excellent artistic expression.
The event not only promoted the colorful multi-culture of the Chinese nation, but also enabled the students to understand the cultural diversity of the Chinese nation, expand their knowledge, and enhance their self-confidence and hands-on ability. It is not only another successful practice integrating textbook and activities, but also reflects the diversity, richness and flexibility of Chinese teaching methods in Kaiwen Academy, and advances the Chinese learning.