ERIC Number: ED241357
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
A Teacher's Activities Guide for Chinese New Year - Gung Hei Fat Choy.
Sonoma County Superintendent of Schools, Santa Rosa, CA.
This teacher's guide is designed to provide information and activities on the Chinese New Year and on aspects of the culture and heritage of the Chinese-American. Background material is given on the history of Chinese immigration to America, the lunar calendar, the Chinese cycle of years, the Chinese zodiac, the philosophical concept of yin and yang, and Chinese New Year festival customs. Examples of calligraphy with English translations are given as well as writing samples comparing English and Chinese writing styles. Equipment needed for a lion or dragon dance is described along with directions for three methods of making the dragons. Two brief science units provide activities related to the discovery of silk and the invention of paper. Instructions for making "flowers of prosperity" and recipes for "gow chung go" (nine-layer pudding) and "jien duy" are also given. In addition to activities for fostering awareness and understanding of Chinese-American's perceptions and feelings, a role playing activity to demonstrate the problems of the second-generation Chinese-American is described. This guide also contains a list of children's books on China in the categories of history and geography, fiction and nonfiction, and folktales; a list of San Francisco Bay Area (California) resources on the Chinese; and information about 14 field trips and tours in the San Francisco Bay Area. (EM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Sonoma County Superintendent of Schools, Santa Rosa, CA.
Identifiers: New Year (Holiday); PF Project