文姬 Wenji’s Choice

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

Modern Immigration

一。 Post maps of the U.S. and China on both sides of the classroom. Divide the students into two groups, one for each country: the U.S. group has emigrated from China, and the China group has emigrated from the U.S. Assign each student a name tag with an occupation, such as college student, sales representative, chef, teacher, doctor, etc. Each group will discuss the changes in lifestyle from their native country, including food, clothing, language, school, and housing.

Ask each group to make a poster with drawings and words depicting the changes in their lifestyles, and present these to the class.

Vocabulary
护照,移民,坐飞机,坐船,离开,洋人,华人,北京烤鸭,上海小笼包,汉堡,薯条,唐装,旗袍,西装,礼服, 结婚

Grammar
…为什么…? 因为…
…和…一起…

Some reasons for immigration across history:
From China to the U.S. and other parts of the world

  • railroad and laundry workers / to earn money
  • overseas students / to gain education
  • professionals / to do global business; to experience a different lifestyle

From elsewhere in the world to China

  • missionaries / to evangelize
  • colonists / to expand the reach of a nation
  • professionals / to do global business; to experience a different lifestyle

Interactive Timeline: The History of Chinese in America