S: China and the United States Compared
BC: The End
FC: Rachel Smith, Abbey Thornhill, Claire Greenberg | Teenage Life in The United States Compared to China
1: Family | The average US family has 2.1 children. | Abbey | VIRGINIA
3: US teens spend a large part of their free time with friends.
4: EDUCATION | Most US students go to Elementary, Middle, and High School. From there, many go to college.
5: Elementary | Middle | High
6: Extracurricular activities are a very important part of American culture. | Extracurriculars | Sports
7: Community Service | Piano | Job- Swim Coach
8: Youth Group
9: Faith | 76% of Americans are Christian.
10: Family | Andrew | VIRGINIA | Andrew has one sister.
12: Education | Andrew attends Trinity High School in suburban Virginia. | Attending school sporting events is a popular pastime among the students.
13: Chemistry labs at Trinity. | Dress is semi-casual.
14: Extracurriculars/Activities | Sports, videogames
15: 99.8% of public schools in the US provide opportunities for extracurricular activities. | 3 out of 5 videogame players are male. 25% of them are under 18.
17: Somewhere around 1.7% of Americans are Jewish.
18: MAYLYNN | FAMILY
19: While most Chinese families have only 1 child, Maylynn's family has two. Both girls were born in Canada.
20: FRIENDS | Like Americans, Chinese teens spend a lot of their free time with friends.
22: Education | Education in China is only compulsory until age 15, or the end of Junior Primary.
23: 3-6 years-olds: PRE-SCHOOL 6-12: Primary Education 12-15 Junior Secondary 15-18: Senior Secondary 18-22: High Education | Maylynn attends Shanghai American School, one of the top high schools in the world.
24: Extracurriculars | Travel | Community Service
26: Faith | Maylynn is a Christian. 3-4% of the Chinese population is Christian.
28: FAMILY The average number of children for a family in China is 1.8, despite the one-child policy. | Benson | Benson is an only child.
29: Chinese and American teens both spend free time with friends, regardless of gender. | FRIENDS | There are more boys than girls in China.
30: EDUCATION | Male literacy in China is at 92.9%, while the female literacy rate is only 86.1%
31: Benson attends the San Wui Commercial Society School
33: Extracurriculars are just as popular in China as they are in the US, however, they tend to be more academically-centered.
34: FAITH | Buddhism is the most popular religion in China- about 19.2% of the total population classify themselves as Buddhists. | A traditional Buddhist temple.
35: THE END | Daily Life... For an average American, a day would begin early and it would be off to school for most of the day. Most schools are in session for somewhere around 7 hours for high schoolers. After school, students participate in different extracurriculars like sports or they work jobs. After work or other activities, many high school students that would like to move on to college in the future spend a large amount of time doing homework. | For Chinese students, a day starts very early, sometimes before 6 o'clock. The school day for a high-school aged student is about 10 hours long. After school, there are a variety of extracurriculars, dinner, homework, and family time. However, in China, most schools are in session on Saturday, though for a shorter time. Education is emphasized as extremely important.