Animal Action News Program: Help Wild Animals Stay Wild

A Project Prototype by I-Ling Hsu

published on Oct 1, 2016

The key driver for eating is hunger for sure but the eating habit we have is not solely determined by physiological or nutritional needs. Different factors, especially cultures, attitudes, beliefs, and knowledge, about food can influence people’s eating choice of food.

Given the fact that it may bring the negative impact to the society, there is a need for a greater understanding of the determinants that affect food choice. This project examines the major influences on food choice with a focus on those that threaten the environment and wildlife animals.

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Preparing for the Project

Newspaper Reading Reports

Launching the Project

Interview, writing, creating a video

Managing the Project

Writing, reporting, and editing

Assessment

Assessment procedures

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Preparing for the Project

Newspaper Reading Reports

Research about the eating culture of wildlife animals in China- Students read news reports on how different factors, such as cultures, attitudes, beliefs, and knowledge, about food influence Chinese people’s eating choice. First time is speed reading, and then close reading, and finally critical reading.

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    1. Newspaper Readings: These news articles show cultural phenomena of how wildlife animals are treated in different cultures.

 

                                               i.     中国修订野生动物保护法,再启保护与利用之争 Exploitation of Endangered Species Feared as China Revisits Wildlife Law
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20160202/c02chinawildlife/

 

                                             ii.     深圳官员被曝吃娃娃鱼宴,殴打记者 Chinese Officials Accused of Dining on Endangered Salamander
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20150127/c27salamander/

 

                                            iii.     大熊猫的未来 ()Future of Giant Pandas (I)
https://gloss.dliflc.edu/LessonViewer.aspx?lessonId=22919&linkTypeId=0

 

                                            iv.     大熊猫的未来 ()Future of Giant Pandas (II)
https://gloss.dliflc.edu/LessonViewer.aspx?lessonId=22920&linkTypeId=0

 

Launching the Project

Interview, writing, creating a video

1.     Interview the Chinese communities- Based on the reading reports, the students design a questionnaire together to interview native Chinese. Questions may include (but not limited to) Have you ever eaten wildlife animals? What kind of animals? What occasions? Interviews reinforce students’ acquired knowledge of the wildlife animals topics and stimulate rich content and structure for the news report and learn about the culture difference.

2. Critically examine a Chinese news video about the eating culture of wildlife animals- Find a Chinese news video about the eating culture of wildlife animals. Search by “the keywords of your topic + news, topic, discussion, or survey,” etc. E.g. “endangered animals China” “endangered animals survey.”  Cultural videos stimulate rich content and structure for the news report and generate different views.

3. Write an article about the cultural practices of serving wildlife animals at restaurants, present appropriate responses to help face such issue, and raise the awareness of animal protection.

4. Create a news program to present your ideas.

Managing the Project

Writing, reporting, and editing

1.     Writing, feedback, and revising - Students (individually or in pairs) come up with news report ideas and pitch them.

2.     Project group work reports - Students turn in project work reports weekly

3.     Individual work reports - Students will submit weekly individual work reports.

4. Editing, layout and publishing - Students work in small groups on the editing and final layout of the videos.

Assessment

Assessment procedures

1.     Reading reports, writings, and videos, will be assessed.

 

a.     List of Reading Report Forms:

 

                                                        i.     速读 Speed Readinghttp://goo.gl/forms/aWm6u8CN9P

 

                                                      ii.     细读 Close Readinghttp://goo.gl/forms/6DJpQoKL9T

 

                                                     iii.     精读 Critical Readinghttp://goo.gl/forms/AtKhEoAwfG

 

2.     Interview and writing:

 

a.     Interview and Video-Searching Form: http://goo.gl/forms/JuEGF9tYmG

 

b.     Drafthttp://goo.gl/forms/oc7JZQniOR

 

3.     Audience reception and Feedback - When the videos are given to the audience they will give their feedback.

 

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