Geography KS3: A child led introduction to Shanghai in China
A child led introduction to Shanghai.
Shanghai lies at the mouth of the Yangtze river on the coast of the East China Sea and it is one of the busiest port in the world.
Shanghai is a modern city with a sophisticated highway and metro system and an endless stream of shipping traffic navigating its way to the East China Sea.
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.
This clip is from the series In My Shoes KS3.
Can be used during a module on China.
Students could be asked to note down any aspect of Juewen’s life that is the same or different to their own.
They could also be asked to take notes on aspects of trade and transportation within this busy city.
Finally, students could be asked to suggest solutions to problems highlighted in the clip, for example, congestion and excessive pressure put upon young people.
This clip will be relevant for teaching Geography at KS3 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and 3rd Level in Scotland.