“China Through My Eyes” will be a travel series for use in elementary classrooms, following two American girls in Southern China.
“China Through My Eyes” will be a travel web series for use in elementary classrooms. It will feature the encounters of two girls, Ava and Sofie, age 7 & 8, as they travel to Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Macao.
For centuries, these three cities were China’s window to the world, and the world’s window into China. Think about the wonder and excitement of visiting the most populous country on Earth, with a totally different culture. Different food. Different animals. Different alphabet. Now imagine it through the eyes of a child.
This will be the first series of travel videos for these girls. They will take classrooms along experientially on their voyages of discovery like no grown-up presenter can. Videos will run 3-5 minutes and feature anything from a trip to the market to a visit to a Shaolin temple to attending an elementary school.
This is an exciting opportunity for you to help launch a new teaching tool that will creatively engage students in social studies, geography, language and history. China is changing and moving ahead at such a rapid pace, and our children need to be engaged right now at the elementary level.
Our plan is to head to China this spring or summer, to be able to catch the area in its full flower and vibrance. Funds raised will go to cover the costs of production and post-production. The series will be available for free online through The Cape Cod Chronicle, as well as on YouTube, Facebook and Vimeo.
We're passionate about education, and we want to share this story. The girls will also be available to screen the series and participate in live programs in schools and museums in-person in the Northeast or via Skype throughout the country.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Atop Victoria Peak in Hong Kong, Zhenhai Tower in Guangzhou or on the steps of St. Paul's Cathedral in Macao (or similarly picturesque location), the girls will pose for a photo holding a sign with your name, which we will send to you and post to our web site + 2 party tickets + 5 coins/notes.
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We will come to your school or museum to screen one or more of the films and share our experiences (limited to within New England or New York) + DVD + 2 party tickets + 50 coins/notes.
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A special "Thank you" in the credits + lunch + photo + DVD + 2 invitations + 50 coins/notes.
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Credit as Executive Producer for one episode + lunch + photo + DVD + 2 party tickets + 50 coins/notes.
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Credit as Executive Producer for the entire series + lunch + photo + DVD + 2 party tickets + 50 coins/notes.