ERIC Number: ED349244
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Traditional Chinese Celebrations: Continuity and Change in Taiwan.
Wong, Wendy L.
This teaching unit is designed to introduce elementary school students to traditional Chinese celebrations in Taiwan. An introductory activity asks students to distinguish between various kinds of celebrations (traditional or modern; religious or secular), and to identify U.S. and Chinese examples of each kind. The body of the unit concerns four well-known traditional Chinese celebrations: Lantern Festival, Tomb Sweeping Day, Dragon Boat Festival, and Moon Festival. The material on each celebration contains an introduction, historical background, information on present-day activities pertaining to the celebration, discussion questions, and a student activity. The unit also provides background information on Taiwan, the script for a slide presentation on the celebrations, and suggestions for further reading. (DB)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Asian Studies, Chinese Culture, Cultural Differences, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Foreign Culture, Holidays, Learning Activities, Multicultural Education, Social Studies, Units of Study
SPICE--Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education, Littlefield Center, Room 14, 300 Lasuen Street, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-5013 ($19.95, includes slides for the unit).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education.
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan