Publication Date

2015

Degree Name

Master of Arts in the Teaching of English (MATE)

First Advisor

Alex Silverman

Abstract

This project demonstrates materials developed over a three-year period in Chinese international schools for the teaching of U.S. history to ESL learners. It includes an outline for a two-year curriculum with a regular weekly cycle, as well as a close look at strategies and tested activities intended to facilitate understanding of this complex topic and to encourage students to participate beyond passive reception. Specific cultural issues of teaching U.S. history in China are discussed, including issues of ideology and censorship.

Disciplines

Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Chinese Studies | Curriculum and Instruction | Educational Methods | International and Comparative Education