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Global Awareness Class Discovers China

Amber Isaacson, Megan Hunt, Haley Pileski, and Kim Perez, all seniors, try their hands at Chinese calligraphy.

The CHS Global Awareness class went to Marvin Ridge Middle School to Discover China Day recently accompanied by their teacher Mr. Dustin Allen. We learned all about China and its history. We had a tea ceremony, learned about Chinese noodles, learned Chinese calligraphy, and learned about business manners in China. It was a lot of fun and we learned a lot of things that are beneficial to us.

In the tea station we learned what makes each tea different, and how to have a tea ceremony. We learned about green tea, black tea, and oolong tea, and actually got to try some of each. They taught us how to accept the tea politely and all about the benefits of drinking it.

We really enjoyed watching how to make Chinese noodles from scratch. The techniques they used were unique and very different from the way we do it here in the US. We received a folder with noodle and sauce recipes. Trying the noodles was a lot of fun because we had an option of what kind we wanted to try, although both of them were excellent.

Our favorite part of the day was when we practiced calligraphy. They had ink with brushes for us to use at each table. We each practiced four ways to write the words “horse,” “spring,” and “lucky” in Chinese. Later, based on the number on your desk, we drew one version of the words on a banner that was going to be hung up.

In the business station we learned about Chinese etiquette. China is very different from America. For example, at a business dinner you never want to finish your meal or the host will think you are not full and order something else for you. However, in America, it is almost rude to not finish your meal.

We all thought it was a fun and educational trip!

Written by: CHS Seniors Megan Hunt, Amber Isaacson, and Liz Wood
Posted: May 01, 2014 by Paula White

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