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Beds and Chinese Culture

Writing assignment

Beds have special meaning in Chinese culture.  Is there a piece of furniture in American culture that holds significance?  What is that significance?  Has it changed throughout time?  Why or why not?

Common Core State Standards Connections

Reading for Informational Text, Grades 3-5

Standard 6 - Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.

Standard 9 - Integrate information from two texts on the same topci in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgably.

Reading for Informational Text, Grades 6-12

Standard 7 - Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g. visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.

Standard 8 - Trace an evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.

Writing, Grades 3-5

Standard 1 - Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

Standard 2 - Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

Standard 7 - Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.

Standard 9 - Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

Writing, Grades 6-12

Standard 1 - Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

Standard 2 - Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts and information thorugh the selection, organization and analysis of relevant content.

Standard 7 - Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.

Standard 9 - Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

Speaking and Listening, Grades 3-5

Standard 1 - Engage in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade-level topics and texts building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

Speaking and Listening, Grades 6-12

Standard 1 - Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade-level topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly

Reading for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Grades 6-12

Standard 1 - Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the evidence.

Standard 2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source, provide an accurate summary of the source, distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

Standard 8 - Evaluate an author's premises, claims, and evidence by corraborating or challenging them with other information.

Standard 9 - Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic.

Writing for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Grades 6-12

Standard 1 - Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.

Standard 7 - Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem, narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

Standard 8 - Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibilty and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following an standard format for citation.

Standard 9 - Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

Timeline project

Research the 19th and early 20th century China trade, and Chinese immigration to America over that same time. Create timelines for the China trade and Chinese immigration.  What is happening in Chinese immigration during the China trade?  

Common Core State Standards Connections

Reading for Informational Text, Grades 3-5

Standard 3 - Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

Standard 6 - Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.

Writing, Grades 3-5

Standard 2 - Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

Standard 7 - Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.

Writing, Grades 6-12

Standard 2 - Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts and information thorugh the selection, organization and analysis of relevant content.

Reading for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Grades 6-12

Standard 1 - Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the evidence.

Standard 9 - Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic.

Writing for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Grades 6-12

Standard 2 - Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures, experiments, or technical process.

Standard 7 - Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem, narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

Standard 8 - Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibilty and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following an standard format for citation.

 

Object Analysis

Using the image zoom, look closely at the Chinese bed.  Fill out the Object Analysis worksheet on the sidebar to more closely observe and understand the object.

Common Core State Standards Connections

Reading for Informational Text, Grades 3-5

Standard 1 - Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

Standard 2 - Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.

Writing, Grades 3-5

Standard 1 - Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a poit of view with reasons and information.

Standard 2 - Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

Standard 9 - Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

Writing, Grades 6-12

Standard 1 - Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

Standard 2 - Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information thorugh the selection, organization and anlaysis of relevant content.

Standard 9 - Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

Speaking and Listening, Grades 3-5

Standard 1 - Engage in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade-level topics and texts building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

Speaking and Listening, Grades 6-12

Standard 1 - Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade-level topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

Reading for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Grades 6-12

Standard 2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source, provide an accurate summary of the source, distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

Writing for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Grades 6-12

Standard 1 - Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.

Standard 9 - Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.