Harvest is a four-skill intermediate Chinese program that integrates the teaching of the language and culture. It draws students into the study of Chinese through its stimulating and contemporary readings, authentic language use, content-based materials, and engaging and meaningful activities.
Culture permeates every lesson, giving students an appreciation of the habits, traditions, and perspectives of the Chinese-speaking people in the 21st century. The program comprises 6 units, 12 lessons and covers a wide variety of cultural topics such as school life, family, festivals, Chinese ethnic minorities, famous people, Chinese literature and arts.
The Harvest Workbook, sold separately, follows the theme of each unit to provide additional reading, writing, listening and speaking practice. The bound-in CDs provide the audio program for all listening activities.
The Harvest program was designed for high school students who have studied Chinese as a foreign language for at least 3 years.
Table of Contents :
Unit 1: School and Family 学校与家庭
Lesson 1: Chinese is Fun! 我爱学中文
Lesson 2: My Father, Laoshe 儿子眼中的父亲
Unit 2: Food and Sports 饮食与运动
Lesson 3: The Beijing Teahouse 北京的茶馆
Lesson 4: Shaolin Kungfu 少林功夫
Unit 3: Festivals and Customs 节日与风俗
Lesson 5: Celebrating Chinese New Year 过年
Lesson 6: Moon Festival 中秋节
Unit 4: Travel and Society 旅游与社会
Lesson 7: Planning a Trip to China 我要去中国旅游
Lesson 8: Moving into a Modern Apartment 搬家手记
Unit 5: Famous People and History 名人与历史
Lesson 9: Who Was Confucius? 孔子是谁？
Lesson 10: China Highlights 我知道中国的历史和文化
Unit 6: Literature and Arts 文学与艺术
Lesson 11: "To Borrow Arrows with Thatched Boats" 草船借箭
Lesson 12: Chinese Paper cutting 中国剪