China “Then and Now” project

In preparation for our grade seven trip to Beijing we will be creating a short documentary on one aspect of Beijing and its culture.

Topics to be covered:

  • Hutong district
  • Great Wall
  • Via Ferrata
  • 798 Art District
  • Chinese acrobats
  • Peking duck
  • Beijing (the capital and its history)

Your task is to research the history and importance of your assigned topic and create a 3-4 minute documentary. This will then be shared with your class before leaving on our trip.

While in Beijing:

  1. Take pictures of your site / activity
  2. Interview any locals that could offer any additional information.
  3. Take notes on the surroundings.
  4. Make sure to work as a group to acquire as much information as possible.

Creating your final documentary:

  1. Collaborate with your group as to what needs to be added
  2. Continue your documentary by adding another 3-4 minutes.
  3. Pictures, interviews, videos would be a wonderful addition to your documentary
    1. For interviews you may need subtitles.
    2. Make sure the pictures are quality and not blurry.