Lesson Plans

Bubblr: Create your own fun photo comic strips and add conversations and subtitles in Chinese.

Bubblr is a FREE, fun and incredibly easy way for you and your students to create smart photographic comic strips/presentations on the subject of your choice.

You can add your own captions, speech-bubbles or titles to photos and it works really well with pinyin and Chinese characters.

Here is how it works.

Word Magnets - Excellent Free tool for Sentence Construction

Word Magnets is an  excellent free piece of software which allows you to cut and paste sentences and reassemble them in random order, rather like fridge magnets.  It is extremely simple and can used in a surprising number of ways.  We have also spoken with the guys at Triptico who built it, and they have adapted Word Magnets to accept both Pinyin and Chinese Characters! 

Chinese New Year - food, traditionals and songs

Teacher Pei-Shu Lin uses this presentation with her KS3 children to introduce them to Chinese New Year and familiarise them with some food, traditions and even songs associated with Chinese New Year.

If you have Chinese New Year resource that you would like to share or even sell to The Chinese Staffroom, please contact pete [at] bamboolearning [dot] co [dot] uk

What its China? An ideal introduction/taster

This presentation gives children a basic idea of China, the country. It shows its scale, traditional and modern cultures. Ideal for KS1, KS2.

For older children why not try the watching the Pilot Guide to China.

China - Maps

This is a collection of maps which can be introduced incrementally on in isolations.

The collection contains the following:

  1. A map showing the world and where China is located.  It also includes Global and China populations for comparison.
  2. A map showing the world and where Mandarin is spoken.  Specifically it shows where Mandarin is the primary/native language and where more than 100,000 people speak Mandarin within a country.
  3. A map showing China and it's many neighbours.
  4. A map showing China and its main cities.
  5. A map showing China and some of its famous sights.

If you have a map that you would like to share with other teachers, please contact pete [at] bamboolearning [dot] co [dot] uk