文姬 Wenji’s Choice

Introduction
Life with the Xiongnu
Life with the Han
Modern Immigration
Assessment
Connection to PGL

Assessment

Unit Assessment
Students will consider and research an immigrant experience in the U.S. or China, and create a series of journal entries into which they may draw and express their new lifestyle and circumstances as either an American in China or Chinese in America. In both scenarios, students should incorporate new vocabulary into their journal, either as an American immigrant describing and comparing new experiences in China, or as a Chinese immigrant describing and comparing new experiences in the U.S.

Students will present one or two anecdotes from their journals to the class in the form of a first-person monologue, inviting questions from the audience.

Requirements:

  • Students should be able to cite one or more primary sources (e.g. an interview with an immigrant, a personal essay, or a newspaper article).
  • Be creative! Journals might include a mix of writing, scrapbook images, and drawings to express an experience.

Grading Rubric:

  • Total score out of 5
  • Grammar points for review

Self Assessment

Name ___________________________________

I CAN DO . . . Checklist

I CAN… YES WITH HELP NOT YET
Identify Cai Wenji and retell her story. in Chinese in Chinese in Chinese
in English in English in English
Identify differences in the lifestyles of Eastern Han and Xiongnu people. in Chinese in Chinese in Chinese
in English in English in English
Discuss what immigrants may experience after emigrating to another country. in Chinese in Chinese in Chinese
in English in English in English
Identify differences between the experiences of immigrants today versus Wenji’s time. in Chinese in Chinese in Chinese
in English in English in English

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