Grade 8 H-SS (History-Social Studies) Curriculum for Chinese Immersion Programs
One goal of a Chinese immersion program is to provide students with opportunities to acquire language skills while obtaining understanding of a content area. Social studies for integrating language and content learning is a research-based choice by plenty of Chinese immersion programs around the nation. As an online reading platform, iChineseReader has been working diligently with teachers in the Chinese immersion education field. We aim to provide reading materials that support student learning in various content areas, especially in social studies.
We would like to introduce our U.S. History in Chinese project, an 8th grade H-SS curriculum model for immersion programs. This project is created by experienced classroom teachers and curriculum developers. In this model, you will find the following components: • leveled Chinese reading materials • Chinese and English resources for instruction • Unit plans and lesson plans • Strategies and activities to scaffold students’ learning of content and literacy skills • PBL project ideas in which students conduct research and develop historical thinking skills
As we continue to work on this project, we welcome teachers and curriculum developers to join us.