Learning objects Dragon temple: level 2 [Chinese]

TLF ID L1040

Find your way through ancient temple grounds to a hidden treasure room. Solve word puzzles as you go. Identify components of Chinese characters and fit them together in the right order. Identify characters with similar components. Notice that characters are often formed from two or more basic characters. For example, the characters meaning 'omen', 'field' and 'join' combine to form a character meaning 'good fortune'. Use components to build characters in the correct order: left, then right; top, then bottom. Discover hidden messages. This learning object is the last in a series of two objects that progressively increase in difficulty.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students select and order character components using conventions.
  • Students identify common components that make up characters.
Educational value
  • Introduces the concept that Chinese characters are made up of several parts that are written in a set order.
  • Provides opportunities to apply the specific order for writing a character.
  • Distinguishes simple common components that make up characters.
Year level

5; 6; 7; 8

Learning area
  • languages other than english
  • Languages other than english/Oral interaction
  • Languages other than english/Reading and responding
  • Languages other than english/Writing
  • Languages other than english/Chinese
  • Languages other than english/Character texts
  • Languages other than english/Characters
  • Languages other than english/Visual cues
  • Languages other than english/Vocabulary
  • Analysis;
  • Application;
  • Comprehension;
  • Evaluation;
  • Knowledge
Student activity
  • Interactives;
  • Comprehension Activity;
  • Analysis;
  • Modelling;
  • Multiple Choice Questions
Learning design
  • Experiential learning;
  • Independent learning;
  • Problem solving;
  • Visual learning

Other details

  • Technical implementer
  • Script writer
  • Publisher
  • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia
  • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
Access profile
  • Device independence
Learning resource type
  • Interactive Resource
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 6.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows)
  • Firefox - minimum version: 3.0 (MS-Windows)
  • Safari - minimum version: 3.0 (MacOS)
Operating systems
  • MacOS - minimum version: X
  • MS-Windows - minimum version: 2000 - maximum version: Vista
Platform requirements
  • Initial load time may exceed 10 seconds on a dedicated 64kbps connection due to the use of rich media content.
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