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Language Level

Mandarin Chinese 3

Grade

11

Date

N/A

Day in
Unit

1

Minutes

Unit Theme and Question

Family responsibility; youth and age in society.

Daily topic:

What responsibilities do children have to their parents? What responsibilities do parents have to their children?
我们对我们的父母有哪些责任?我们的父母对我们有哪些责任?

STANDARDS
Which modes of
communication will be
addressed?

LESSON OBJECTIVES
I can support an idea with evidence.
I can state my initial opinions on the unit questions.

What are the communicative
and cultural objectives for the
lesson?

Communication

If applicable, indicate how
Connections  Comparisons

Communities  Common
Core will be part of your
lesson.

Connections

Students’ lives after high school.

Comparisons

Modern and ancient responsibilities of children.

Communities

Students prompted to think about their families.

Common Core

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.1-2, 7-8

and
Cultures

Gain Attention / Activate
Prior Knowledge

 Interpersonal
 Interpretive
 Presentational

Activity/Activities
What will learners do?
What does the teacher do?

Lesson Sequence

Warmup: when you go to college/get a job, will you want to live
close to your family or far away?
- Write on weekly warmup sheet
- Share out in partners
- (if time) Share what your partner said with the class
(equity cards)

Provide Input
Confucius 4.19: The Master said: “While your parents are alive, it
is better not to travel far away. If you do travel, you should have a
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Time*
How many
minutes will this
segment take?

Materials  Resources 
Technology
Be specific. What materials will you
develop? What materials will you
bring in from other sources?

10

Weekly warmup paper

20

Confucius 4.19 worksheet.

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precise destination.”
-

Elicit Performance / Provide
Feedback

(brief re-intro to Confucius)
Interpretation of meaning: go over as a class
Interpretation of meaning: in groups
Worksheet with questions: work as a group
o Write in your own words. Agree/disagree?
o Think of 2 examples to serve as evidence to
support your argument
o Challenge question: why might Confucius think
this idea is important?
Fishbowl circle: dialogue (1m per person each side)
- A: Do you agree or disagree with Confucius’ words?
Why?
- B: I agree/disagree because…(provide evidence)
- Switch
Unit questions presentation: what responsibilities do children
have to their parents? Do parents have to children?
- Intro to questions
- Individual reflective writing at table
- Write down 2 most important ideas/evidence for each
question on sticky notes.
Posters on wall (1-2 for each question). Each student gets 4 dots,
can put by the ideas you think are most important.

Closure

Write down 1 idea from each poster that you think is valuable.

Elicit Performance / Provide
Feedback

Provide Input

Enhance Retention &
Transfer

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Confucius 4.19 worksheet.

5

Posters, dots, sticky notes

5

Warmup paper

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Reflection – Notes to Self
I think that this lesson would hook 11th grade students quite well, as it connects to their wonderings about what they
might do after high school. This has always been a salient (if somewhat frightening) topic for students I’ve taught,
 What worked well? Why?
and I hope that they would be able to link this with the Confucius quote and begin thinking about how the unit
 What didn’t work? Why?
questions connect to their own lives.
 What changes would you
make if you taught this
I’d like to potentially include a short video clip in here, ideally something related to the Confucius quote, but have
lesson again?
not yet found a suitable one.
 ????
 Remember that the maximum attention span of the learner is approximately the age of the learner up to 20 minutes. The initial lesson cycle (gain
attention/activate prior knowledge, provide input and elicit performance/provide feedback) should not take more than 20 minutes. The second
cycle (provide input and elicit performance/provide feedback) should be repeated as needed and will vary depending on the length of the class
period.

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