ERIC Number: ED247197
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: 0
China: A Book of Activities.
Motomatsu, Nancy R., Ed.
Designed to acquaint teachers and students with aspects of a particular ethnic group's culture, this booklet contains background information and classroom activities related to the Chinese New Year. The first of two parts contains a bibliography of fiction and nonfiction materials, an annotated list of nonprint materials and articles for teachers, and related ERIC documents and abstracts. Over 60 resources produced primarily during the 1970's and 1980's are included in part 1. Part 2 is a unit on the Chinese New Year holiday, although activities may be used throughout the school year as students study about China, its people, and its culture. Section 1 of part 2, background information, provides information about the Lunar New Year, celebration rituals, the kitchen god (Do Gwan), family and community activities, and New Year foods. New Year display objects commonly found in Chinese-American communities are described and the cycle of the 12 animals is discussed. Section 2 of part 2 includes 8 elementary level classroom activities for teaching related topics. The final section in part 2 presents food recipes for the Chinese New Year, community resources, and additional resource and audiovisual materials. (LH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia. KNOW-NET Dissemination Project.
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