Ringing in the Chinese New Year! By exploring Chinese art, food, music, and traditions, families can gain background knowledge to support participation in regional celebrations of the lunar holiday. Read more in our post, Chinese New Year Brings Opportunities for Cultural Studies.
As the Year of the Water Snake slithers away, the Lucky Chinese Year of the Wood Horse comes galloping in… In searching for books to coincide with the marking of the new year, Cheli discovered three picture books that portray ancient China through folktale and fantasy and feature magnificent, powerful horses. Check out her review this month in “Open Seasome: Kid Lit Musings & Reviews.”
Web Review: Asian-Pacific Heritage Month “You and your students can celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage month [May] by taking a trip to Asia with a host of original EDSITEment lesson plans and reviewed Internet resources.” Includes lesson plans on Angkor Wat haiku Chinese zodiac Indian epics (such as “The Ramayana”) George Orwell’s essay on life in Burma and more! From EDSITEment, a joint project of the National Endowment for the Humanities and other… Read More