文姬 Wenji’s Choice

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

Life with the Xiongnu

from Eighteen Songs of a Nomad Flute: The Story of Lady Wenji (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
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一。 Show the class images depicting Wenji’s life with the Xiongnu people.

二。 Introduce new vocabulary and grammar pertaining to Wenji’s life with the Xiongnu using the associated flash cards.

Vocabulary
匈奴,匈奴人,匈奴语,蒙古大草原,高,壮,长茅,弓箭,骑马,打仗,毛皮,地毯,羊肉,羊奶,乳品,帐幕,交易

Grammar
又…又… 匈奴人又高又壮。
…住在… 匈奴人住在蒙古大草原。

三。 Divide students into four groups to do research on the Internet to identify, learn about, and report on Wenji’s lifestyle with the Xiongnu nomads. Each group will investigate six topics: food, clothing, housing, transportation, trade, and language. They will use their findings to create a picture book with captions that describes Wenji’s life with the Xiongnu.

Reference for classroom teachers:

匈奴生活
肉,乳品,鱼类
裤子,长靴,长袍,尖帽
毡帐,帐幕
骑马,蒙古马
匈奴语,匈奴字
交易 马,牛,羊,皮毛,地毯