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Laura Amatulli
Laura Amatulli
(Rochester Hills - United States)

Teaching 8th grade in a middle school in suburban Detroit I have strong interests in Earth Science and leadership.  I  have been a teacher consultant for our local National Writing Project site, Meadow Brook Writing Project, which keeps me active  ...

Chinese Economic Trends Today

CHINA RISING: ECONOMIC REPORTS

Economics correspondent, Paul Solmon, reports from China.

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The Chinese Economic Influence in Africa

 

An article from the Economist about China's influence in Africa. It looks at the pros and cons of the growth of Chinese investors.

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China Matters Slide Show

 

This is a 100 image slide show to accompany China Matters: Exploring this Multidimensional Land and People.

China Timeline PDF

A PDF timeline of Chinese History from mythological times to present day. It has active links to Wikipedia articles for each period. It includes many pictures of artifacts with a short summary of each era. This is a very long graphic in which you can zoom in and out and scroll left to right.

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China's Environmental Challenge (PDF)

In this curriculum unit, students will learn about China's current environmental situation and explore the complex challenges facing the leadership and the peoples of this diverse land. This unit includes an environmental quiz and extensive fact sheets. In a role-playing exercise, students will use primary sources to explore multiple perspectives and points of view.

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9.4 Population Growth in China

Examines population growth in China and China's solutions to the problem. Students are asked to imagine themselves a Chinese citizen and evaluate the policy.

This resource is part of Unit 9: Development and the Social Studies 7 course.

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China: Global Studies Lesson Plans and Units

China: Factory of the World (PDF)

These lesson plans, activities, and resources will help students begin to examine China's current industrial revolution and explore the benefits and costs of its spectacular growth.

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China's Great Leap Into The 21st Century

"Mega" seems to be the word to describe China these days, with its mega population and mega economy. Without a doubt, phenomenal change is happening all across China. What does this mean for China? What does this mean for the world? On November 8th, GC hosted Sidney Rittenberg and his wife, Yulin, who discussed not only the changes taking place in China but how their lives have been intertwined with Chinese history over the past seventy years. We encourage you to explore our fifty-some page resource packet entitled: China's Great Leap into the 21st Century. You will find lesson plans for all grade levels with timely information about China's tremendous economic growth, contentious social and political issues, and China's foreign policy. New features include: highlighted information for stimulating classroom discussion (including K-12 Discussion Questions) and new resources geared to K-6 students.

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China Matters: Exploring this Diverse Land and People

 

A Resource Packet for Educators compiled in 2009.

"Balance of Trade" Script

Trade between the United States and China is causing friction as the balance of trade tilts more and more in China's favor. The accompanying video can be found online at http://www.pbs.org/newshour/thenews/theglobe/.

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"Balance of Trade" Lesson Plans

Language Arts Curriculum: Provides an understanding of the Chinese market and leads students through writing a marketing promotion to sell a product in China.

Economics Curriculum: helps students analyze the trade relationship between the U.S. and China.

The accompanying video can be found online at http://www.pbs.org/newshour/thenews/thedollar/.

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