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CLIP 13547

A child led tour of Shanghai in China

A child led tour of Shanghai in China
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Key Info
  • A child led tour of Shanghai in China
  • Duration: 11:35
  • Shanghai has the busiest port in the world and one of the biggest populations. It lies at the mouth of the Yangtze river on the coast of the East China Sea. Shanghai is one of the most modern cities in China with a sophisticated highway and metro system and an endless stream of shipping traffic navigating its way to the East China Sea through the city. Juewen is a 10-year-old girl who represents the new generation of driven Chinese children. She has a very busy school life and then takes lots of extra classes, travelling round the city on the Metro to fit in all her activities. We see her in different lessons like cello, model making (design and technology), Olympic maths, English and calligraphy. First broadcast in the Learning Zone on BBC2 in March 2012 as part of the series In my shoes.
  • Subject:

    Geography

       Topic:

    Asia: Other

  • Keywords: Shanghai, East China Sea, Yangtze River, The Bund, container ships, skyscrapers, Chinese education, calligraphy, Chinese culture, metro system, Inmyshoes
Ideas for use in class
  • Useful when looking at: Big cities and urban development. Large rivers as transportation routes. Large scale ports and harbours. Technological developments and their impact on the lives of inhabitants. Modern transport systems. Cross curricular links include: Geography - cities, towns and villages, Asia, rivers, traffic. PSHE - differences and similarities, cultural issues. Chinese - school, alphabet, daily routine, travel and transport.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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