By Valerie Petrillo
Hands-on actions, video games, and crafts introduce young ones to the variety of Asian American cultures and educate them concerning the humans, studies, and occasions that experience formed Asian American historical past. This ebook is damaged down into sections masking American descendents from a number of Asian nations, together with China, Japan, Korea, Philippines, India, Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. subject matters comprise the historical past of immigration from Asian nations, very important occasions in U.S. heritage, sidebars on recognized Asian american citizens, language classes, and actions that spotlight arts, video games, foodstuff, garments, particular celebrations, and folklore. children can paint a calligraphy banner, perform Tai Chi, fold an origami puppy or cat, construct a eastern rock backyard, build a Korean kite, prepare dinner bibingka, and create a chalk rangoli. A time line, word list, and proposals for websites, books, video clips, and museums around out this multicultural advisor.
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Excited, upset? Yin foods will help to calm you down. platter that holds various sweet dried fruits and seeds such as coconut, ginger, and sweet lotus seed. The Chinese New Year Parade is the grand finale of Chinese New Year and is enjoyed by both Chinese and nonChinese Americans in Chinatowns from San Francisco to Boston. The sounds of firecrackers and drums pierce the air to ward off bad spirits; street vendors sell sweet dried fruits, flowers, and candy; and a spectacular dragon, half a city block long, weaves its way through the crowded streets, its body propped up by dozens of dancers.
Combine characters to make a new character with a different meaning. Draw these characters. 2 2 3 1 2 3 1 4 4 Sun Moon Bright 23 02 (007-064) chapter 02 2/1/07 2:47 PM Page 24 Confucianism To understand Chinese values such as filial piety (respect for one’s parents), humaneness (acting as a good member of society), respect for ritual (being polite and having good manners), and loyalty, one must look to Confucianism. Confucianism is not a religion but a philosophy that guides one’s life. E. Confucius taught that an orderly society depends on each person being educated in moral behavior and knowing his or her responsibilities, which are based on his or her position on the ladder of social status (the person’s importance or rank in relation to others).
2. Attach the dragon’s head by wrapping a pipe cleaner around the craft foam and the bottle cap. 3. Wrap a pipe cleaner around the very end of the last bottle. This is what the dragon’s “tail” will be attached to. 4. Attach several pipe cleaners in different colors as shown to make a multicolored tail. 5. Insert the batteries and light up your dragon lantern! It looks best at night with all the lights off. Make sure to turn the lantern off when you are not using it. 49 02 (007-064) chapter 02 2/1/07 2:48 PM Page 50 CHINESE DRAGONS Chinese dragons have the head of a camel, the eyes of a demon, the antlers of a stag, the ears of an ox, the body of a snake, the belly of a frog, the scales of a carp, and the claws of an eagle.
A Kid's Guide to Asian American History: More than 70 Activities (A Kid's Guide series) by Valerie Petrillo