This section is currently in the early stages of development, as we use the website in a variety of courses, from surveys to seminars, at both the college and high school levels. We plan to use that practical teaching experience to create:
- teaching guides that draw on resources within the ethnography to address particular issues of history and contemporary society in the Chinese countryside;
- sample syllabi for planning how to incorporate the ethnography in a course, and for suggestions of other complementary sources (textbooks, monographs, articles);
- detailed lesson plans with specific readings, discussion questions, and activities;
- sample search exercises and search queries for project-oriented learning, along with suggestions for using the database and interactive mapping to organize comparative and group presentation projects;
- online tools, workbench, and a posting gallery integrated with the site that will allow students to do research using the database, collect data and work with it in an online collaborative setting, and post their findings, as papers or multimedia presentations, in a moderated space for others to see how they used the ethnography to address a historical or anthropological question.