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Eating the Scorpion

Inspiring American teachers to become better teachers about China, with direct visits to that nation

Overview

Genre
Foreign Worlds, Adventure, Human Interest, and Social Issues
Synopsis

Introducing students and teachers to the real China. It puts a human dimension to the critically important American issue of the value of international understanding.

We follow a group of American teachers—who teach students about China—as they visit it for the first time. From historic sites to people's homes they confront their book knowledge with personal experience and discover a new passion for Asia. We see how back in their classrooms this changes them, energizes their teaching and expands horizons for their students

The teachers in turn inspire their students with a desire for learning about China, to the point that the students are so eager for more of what they are being taught, they don't want to leave when the bell rings.
"Ideal in preparing teachers for a study tour to China..."
-Anne Prescott, Associate Director, Center for East Asian & Pacific Studies, Univ. of Illinois

Treatment
Show treatment
Stage
finished
Running time
57 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Richter Productions
Country
United States
Years of Production
2006
Locations
China--Beijing, Xian, Shanghai.Suzhou, Great Wall; U.S.--North Carolina
Prod. Partners
Houghton Freeman Foundation

Distribution Details

Release year
2007
Broadcast (Acq.)
North Carolina Public TV
Language
English, Chinese
Subtitles
English Subtitles

Photos

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