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Learning objects Amazing characters: level 1 [Chinese]

TLF ID L861

Solve word puzzles as you find a way through two mazes (a cave and a palace). Search for hidden keys engraved with Chinese characters. Find pairs of characters that look alike. Notice that a character may be formed from a base character plus extra strokes. Build your knowledge of simple characters by checking meanings and spoken examples. This learning object is the first in a series of two objects that progressively increase in difficulty.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students distinguish between similar-looking characters.
Educational value
  • Illustrates the balance and shape of Chinese characters.
  • Provides opportunities to distinguish between characters that look alike.
  • Demonstrates the sound and meaning of some basic characters that make up more complex characters.
Year level

3; 4

Learning area
  • languages other than english
Strand
  • Languages other than english/Oral interaction
  • Languages other than english/Reading and responding
  • Languages other than english/Writing
Concept
  • Languages other than english/Visual cues
  • Languages other than english/Vocabulary
  • Languages other than english/Chinese
  • Languages other than english/Character texts
  • Languages other than english/Characters
  • Languages other than english/Pinyin
  • Languages other than english/Linguistic structures and features
Skill
  • Knowledge;
  • Comprehension;
  • Application;
  • Analysis
Student activity
  • Interactives;
  • Games;
  • Analysis;
  • Modelling;
  • Comprehension activity
Learning design
  • Experiential learning;
  • Independent learning;
  • Problem solving;
  • Visual learning

Other details

Contributors
  • Technical implementer
  • Script writer
  • Publisher
  • Date of contribution: 09 Oct 2013
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia
  • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
Access profile
  • Colour independence
  • Device independence
Learning resource type
  • Interactive Resource
Browsers
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS Windows)
  • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
  • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
Operating systems
  • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
  • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
Platform requirements
  • Initial load time may exceed 10 seconds on a dedicated 64kbps connection due to the use of rich media content.
Rights
  • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.