Period 8 Project Exploring Chinese medicine
I. Teaching aims: Improve the students’ ability of practice. II. Teaching important point: .Help Ss learn and use English through doing a proj
ect together. III. Teaching difficult point: Read the passage about Chinese medicine. IV. Procedures: Step1 Introduction and lead-in This part is designed to help you learn and use English through doing a project together. Part A is about Chinese acupuncture, one of the most famous Chinese medical treatments. You may use the background knowledge in the article and what you have learnt to finish a project about Chinese medicine. You will do research on the topic; discuss the possible benefits or disadvantages of acupuncture in comparison to other medical treatments. You are expected not only to research information but also to choose useful information. You should assign roles to all group members, cooperate by working together and fulfill each part of the assignment to finish the project. And finally you will gain a better understanding of Chinese medicine. Step2 Exploring Chinese Medicine
Part A : Reading 1. Read the article about Chinese acupuncture quickly. Scan the text and find which of the following topics is not mentioned:
history, past uses, current uses, acceptance in the West, benefits, disadvantages
2. Scan the text and take notes of the development of Chinese acupuncture. 3. Think about the following questions: 1) What medical problems can acupuncture treat?
2) How does acupuncture reduce and relieve pain? Answers (1) Some of the medical problems that can be treated by acupuncture include very bad pain, such as neck and back pains, headaches, injuries, stomach problems and blood pressure problems. Some people have also used acupuncture to treat addictions to cigarettes, drugs, alcohol and food (overeating). (2) Refer to the last paragraph of the article. Part B 1. You will be divided into groups of four to discuss the eight questions in Part B. Report your findings to the class. 2. Prepare your project and present it to the class. Others may give comments or raise questions. 3. Do Parts B1and B2 on page 111 of the Workbook, so you will be more familiar with some important words and their usages learnt in this section. Step3 Homework: 1. Do the listening exercises in Parts A and B on page 116 of Workbook, and then complete Part C. 2. Do Parts D1 and D2 on page 113 of the Workbook. 3. Read Part A first and then do Part B on page 117 of Workbook. V. Design of writing on blackboard:
VI. Record after teaching: