Resources for Schools

The resources provided on these pages are aimed at primary and secondary school teachers seeking to integrate teaching about China into their curriculum. They include:

-       Educational resources for teachers: lesson plans; information; links to more resources – all organised by topic – from calligraphy and festivals to the environment and housing;

-       Information on professional development workshops we run for teachers of Chinese language and culture:

-       Materials to help youngsters prepare for YCT exams;

-       Information on Chinese cultural exchange programmes and summer camps for young people;

-       Information on teaching immersion courses, including visits to China.

Our aim is to support teachers across Scotland in making accessible stimulating, diverse material on contemporary China.

We hope you find the material useful and we welcome your feedback on what works and what doesn’t; developing resources; suggestions of topics interest; topics you would like more material on; requests for interactive workshops on particular topics:

Presentations, lesson plans & factsheets are available on the following topics: Housing in China, Environment of China, Chinese FestivalsCalligraphy and the arts, and Architecture.

The materials for schools provided on these web pages are the product of collaboration among the Confucius Institute at the University of Glasgow, the Confucius Institute for Scotland’s Schools at Strathclyde University, and researchers in the Scottish Centre for China Research. They are based on a series of workshops we held in 2013 at the University of Glasgow. We are grateful to the school teachers from across Scotland who participated in those workshops for sharing their insights and experiences of teaching about China. Their support benefited this project enormously.