Activity 1: Spot The Diﬀerence
1. Teach the new vocabulary (tableware) to complete the activity.
2. Elicit from students what chores they do at home to help eg. washing dishes, setting the table, looking after pets.
3. Explain that Maomao and Mo’s chores growing up were to set the table, but they’re from diﬀerent cultures. Do students think the tables will look the same? What might be diﬀerent?
4. Introduce the Mission Director’s instructions and students complete the activity.
1. What might you do if you were Mo or Maomao in this situation?
2. Is this situation one where one person is ‘right’ and one person is ‘wrong’ or are they simply diﬀerent?
3. What kind of language (phrases) could you use in this kind of situation?
Eg. I can see your point, however… That’s a good idea, we could also do….
Activity 2: Healthy Food Feeding
1. Teach the new vocabulary (healthy/unhealthy) students need to complete the activity.
2. Ask students if they’ve ever been to a Chinese restaurant. What are some of their favorite dishes?
3. Show the vocabulary items of the Chinese healthy and unhealthy food. Students sort them into which ones they think are healthy and unhealthy in pairs. Check together as a class.
4. Look at the 6 unhealthy foods and discuss what makes them unhealthy.(deep-fried, high sugar). Are there foods in their own culture that are also unhealthy that ﬁt into these categories? Eg. candy = high sugar, doughnuts = deep fried
5. Introduce the Mission Director’s instructions and students complete the activity.
Note: If you have 1 mao coins in the classroom, students can use these to play with. If you don’t have them students can use any local currency coin. If using Chines coins, students can call the front side (正面) and the back side(反面) or with a ‘mao’ coin call the head ‘ﬂower’ 花 and the tail ‘number’ 数字 since this Chinese coin doesn't have a queen's head.
Students work with a new partner and discuss:
1. How do you feel when you win or lose a game?
2. Can you always win every game? Is it fun playing with someone who is a ‘bad loser’?
3. What’s more important when you play a game, winning or having fun?