Red Scarf Girl Introductory Research Objective



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Objective: To gain a better understanding of the Chinese culture prior to reading the memoir, Red Scarf Girl.
Procedures:


  1. Choose one of the following topics to research. Topics will be chosen by random assignment.



  1. Cultural Revolution

g. Family

  1. Red Guard

h. Dating and Marriage

  1. Government/Economy/Health & Health Care

  1. Housing

  1. Education

  1. Life Cycle/Diet

  1. History

j. Recreation/Arts

  1. The People/Customs & Courtesies

k. The Holidays




  1. Conduct research using the DATABASES ONLY. NO GOOGLE!!!!



  2. To access the databases, go to:
    a. firstcolinallibrary.weebly.com.
    b. Click on Class Visits.
    c. Click on Frierman: Red Scarf Girl Background Research



  3. Answer questions on the graphic organizer and cite all sources. You must use at least two (2) sources. Source citations are done for you on the database page.



  4. Be prepared to share your findings in a round robin class discussion.

  5. Each topic is worth 50 points.

  6. More than one student will work on each topic, but you will complete the research independently for an individual grade.



  7. DUE AT THE END OF THE BLOCK.





Name _____________________________________________ Block _______ Score _______/50
Cultural Revolution

Directions: Answer the following questions on the background to the Cultural Revolution in China. Cite your sources in proper MLA format. (Questions 1-6 = 5 points each; Sources 10 points each)


  1. Dates of Cultural Revolution: _________________________________________________________



  2. Official Name: _____________________________________________________________________



  3. Purpose/Motivation: _______________________________________________________________
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  4. Who was the leader of the Cultural Revolution? Give some background on who he was as a leader in China.__________________________________________________________________________
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  5. Characteristics/What happened: _____________________________________________________

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  1. How many people died? ____________________________________________________________
    What class/es of people died? ________________________________________________________

Sources:
1. __________________________________________________________________________________

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2. __________________________________________________________________________________

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Red Guard

Directions: Answer the following questions about the Red Guard in China. Cite your sources in proper MLA format (Questions 1-7 = 4 points each; Sources 10 points each)


  1. What was the Red Guard? __________________________________________________________
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  2. What were the “four olds”?__________________________________________________________
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  3. _________________________________________________________________________________
    What was the role of the “four olds” in the Cultural Revolution? ____________________________
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  1. Who did the Red Guard target? Why?: _________________________________________________
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  2. Define the following: bourgeois, rightists, counterrevolutionaries, proletariat _________________
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  3. What did the Red Guard do? _________________________________________________________
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  4. What happened to the Red Guard? ____________________________________________________
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Sources:
1. __________________________________________________________________________________

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2. __________________________________________________________________________________

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Name _____________________________________________ Block _______ Score _______/50
Government/Economy/Health & Health Care

Directions: Answer the following questions about the government, economy, health, and health care system in China. Cite your sources in proper MLA format (Questions 1-6 = 5 points each; Sources 10 points each)


  1. Describe the structure of the government ______________________________________________
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  2. Describe the political landscape ______________________________________________________
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  3. What is the relationship between the government and the people? __________________________
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  4. What is the relationship between the population and the economy? _________________________
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  5. Describe the economic system in China ________________________________________________
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  6. Describe the health care system and major health concerns in China. ________________________
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Sources:
1. __________________________________________________________________________________

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2. __________________________________________________________________________________

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Name _____________________________________________ Block _______ Score _______/50
Education

Directions: Answer the following questions about the education system in China. Cite your sources in proper MLA format (Questions 1-4 = 7.5 points each; Sources 10 points each)


  1. What is the structure of the education system? __________________________________________
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  2. What kind of access to education do the people of China have? _____________________________
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  3. What is school life like? _____________________________________________________________
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  4. Who has access to higher education? How does one get access to higher education? ____________
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Sources:
1. _________________________________________________________________________________

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2. __________________________________________________________________________________

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Name _____________________________________________ Block _______ Score _______/50
History

Directions: Describe the following items about the history of China. Cite your sources in proper MLA format (Questions 1-4 = 7.5 points each; Sources 10 points each)


  1. Ancient Dynasties__________________________________________________________________
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  2. Revolution & Communism___________________________________________________________
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  3. Moderate Changes___________________________________________________________
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  4. Recent Events & Trends___________________________________________________________
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Sources:
1. _________________________________________________________________________________

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2. __________________________________________________________________________________

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Name _____________________________________________ Block _______ Score _______/50
People/Customs & Courtesies

Directions: Answer the following questions about the people, customs and courtesies of China. Cite your sources in proper MLA format (Questions 1-9 = 3.5 points each; Sources 10 points each)


  1. What is the population of China ______________________________________________________

  2. What languages are spoken in China? __________________________________________________
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  3. What religions are practiced in China?__________________________________________________
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  4. What are the general attitudes of the Chinese people? ____________________________________
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  5. Describe the personal appearance of the Chinese people? _________________________________
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  6. Describe the greetings used by the Chinese people and when they are used. ___________________
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  7. Describe the gestures used by the Chinese people and their meanings. _______________________
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  8. Describe the visiting customs of the Chinese people. ______________________________________
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  9. Describe the eating customs. _________________________________________________________
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Sources:
1. _________________________________________________________________________________

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2. __________________________________________________________________________________

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Family

Directions: Answer the following questions about the family structure in China. Cite your sources in proper MLA format (Questions 1-3 = 10 points each; Sources 10 points each)


  1. Describe the family structure: ________________________________________________________
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  2. Describe the relationship between parents and children ___________________________________
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  3. Explain the gender roles. ____________________________________________________________
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Sources:
1. _________________________________________________________________________________

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2. __________________________________________________________________________________

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Housing

Directions: Answer the following questions about housing conditions in China. Cite your sources in proper MLA format (Questions 1-3 = 10 points each; Sources 10 points each)


  1. Describe what housing is like in urban settings.___________________________________________
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  2. Describe what housing is like in rural settings. .___________________________________________
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  3. How is housing in China similar and/or different from housing in the US? _____________________

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Sources:
1. _________________________________________________________________________________

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2. __________________________________________________________________________________

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Dating & Marriage

Directions: Answer the following questions dating and marriage customs in China. Cite your sources in proper MLA format (Questions 1-3 = 10 points each; Sources 10 points each)


  1. What are the dating and courtship rituals and protocols? __________________________________

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  1. What is the role of marriage? ________________________________________________________

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  1. Describe the wedding traditions. ______________________________________________________

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Sources:
1. _________________________________________________________________________________

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2. __________________________________________________________________________________

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Life Cycle & Diet

Directions: Answer the following questions about the life cycle and diet in China. Cite your sources in proper MLA format (Questions 1-5 = 6 points each; Sources 10 points each)


  1. Describe the Chinese diet? __________________________________________________________

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  1. What are the rituals and protocols during birth_______ __________________________________

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  1. What are the major milestones during a person’s life? ____________________________________

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  1. Describe the funeral and death traditions. ______________________________________________

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  1. How do these customs and traditions compare to those celebrated in the US? _________________

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Sources:
1. _________________________________________________________________________________

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2. __________________________________________________________________________________

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Recreation & The Arts

Directions: Answer the following questions. Cite your sources in proper MLA format (Questions 1-7 = 4 points each; Sources 10 points each)


  1. What role do sports play in Chinese culture? What sports are popular in China? _______________
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  1. What activities do the Chinese do for fun and leisure? ____________________________________
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  1. What do the Chinese do for vacation? _________________________________________________
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  1. What are the traditional Chinese arts? _________________________________________________
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  2. Explain the role of Calligraphy in Chinese culture. ________________________________________
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  3. What instruments are popular in China? ________________________________________________
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  4. What is the role of opera and theater in Chinese culture? __________________________________
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Sources:
1. _________________________________________________________________________________

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2. __________________________________________________________________________________

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The Holidays

Directions: Describe each of the holidays and/or festivals listed below, and explain their importance to the Chinese culture. Cite your sources in proper MLA format (Questions 1-5 = 6 points each; Sources 10 points each)


  1. Spring Festival ____________________________________________________________________
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  1. Tomb Sweeping Day____________________________ ____________________________________
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  1. Dragon Boat Festival ________________________________________________________________
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  1. Other Festivals ____________________________________________________________________
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  1. Explain how these holidays and festivals compare and contrast to the holidays and festivals in the US. _____________________________________________________________________________
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Sources:
1. _________________________________________________________________________________

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2. __________________________________________________________________________________

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