See below for a summary table of these resources.
Detailed information for teachers is provided in the Teachers’ notes section of this website.
Accessing the Scenarios
- You can access the Scenarios from this website by linking directly to the launch page of each Scenario.
- You can download (zip file) a browser-based version of each resource to run off your network (plug ins required).*
- You can download (zip file) a standalone executable version of each Scenario (no plug ins required).*
NOTE: The standalone versions that you can download are compressed .zip files. These must be extracted/unzipped/uncompressed before they can be used using Winzip, Stuffit expander, Winrar etc. See Technical help for more information.
|Scenario 1: Swap a Family||Scenario 2: Room for Change|
|Scenario 3: Gongfu Star||Scenario 4: Children’s Palace|
|Scenario 5: Wanted||Scenario 6: A Sporting Chance|
#Standalone files do not require a browser or plug in to run (see Technical help).
*Zip files are compressed files and need Winzip or Stuffit expander to uncompress them (see Technical help).
|Language||For details of required prior knowledge and a comprehensive list of the language used, please refer to the Teachers’ notes section of this website.|
|1 Swap a Family:||This Scenario focuses on the ways in which urban and rural people and communities interact, live and work, and reflects the diversity of lifestyles in China. Two Chinese teenagers, Daniu, a boy from a rural village and Shasha, a girl from Shanghai, decide to swap families for a week. After Daniu and Shasha introduce themselves, students can choose whether to visit Daniu’s family in the country with Shasha or to visit Shasha’s family in Shanghai with Daniu. Students must visit both families before they can proceed to the final shot in Zone 4.|
|2 Room for Change:||The focus of this Scenario is on the ways in which Chinese-speaking communities interact and live in Australia. Lingling’s family decide to renovate their home. We see two alternative futures as Lingling dreams about how the renovations may turn out.|
|3 Gongfu Star:||This Scenario is set in a television studio. A Chinese television presenter interviews a Hong Kong gongfu star, Zi Xiang, who usually responds in rap style to his questions.|
|4 Children’s Palace:||Students explore the use of Chinese language in the context of a ‘Children’s Palace’. Students look at 12 after-school activities offered at the palace and focus on the ways in which school children in China interact, live and play after school.|
|5 Wanted (To Catch a Thief):||This Scenario focuses on culturally significant places in Beijing. Students follow two Chinese teenagers as they track down the thief who stole a jade dragon from the Palace Museum.|
|6 A Sporting Chance:||Students explore the use of Chinese language in the context of the Beijing Olympics and Paralympics where characters decide to visit the different events: aquatic events, badminton, gymnastics and the Paralympics.|