Children of Hangzhou

Children of Hangzhou

Connecting with China

Join four teens from Hangzhou, China—Doudou, Weicheng, Gangzheng, and Qianyun—and gain insight into Chinese daily life. China is in the news every day, but not in a way that gives Westerners a true sense of the different facets of Chinese people's lives. Through these four video diaries, viewers will experience a school day, visit the countryside, see the training of an opera student, and share in a birthday celebration. Related enrichment activities will help viewers connect with China by trying out the favorite games and activities of their Chinese peers, whether it's learning how to play a sport or making a traditional craft.

  • Video diaries in English and Mandarin, ideal for language learning or cultural studies
  • Interactive maps of China and the world, with related discussion questions
  • Cultural activities such as a dance opera demonstration, an abacus lesson, and a Chinese shuttlecock-making demonstration
  • Chinese vocabulary lists and pronunciation guide

Originally created by educators at the Boston Children’s Museum as an accompaniment to an exhibit, this DVD-ROM can be used in the classroom or in the home.

Note: All features aside from video diaries themselves must be accessed via computer. Video diaries can be played on any standard DVD player.

System Requirements: DVD-ROM drive, Adobe Flash Player 10


Cheng & Tsui
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Children of Hangzhou is an educational DVD-ROM that will educate and delight viewers of all ages and backgrounds... an excellent choice for classroom or home viewing, highly recommended.

— —Children's Bookwatch, the Midwest Book Review