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  • 1. Tour of China Social Studies Grades K-2
  • 2. Tour of China  OVERVIEW OF CHINA  THE LAND 1. Location of China in the World 2. Natural Resources  THE PEOPLE 1. History 2. Culture a. Chinese New Year Celebration b. Language c. Martial Arts
  • 3. Tour of China  OVERVIEW OF CHINA Eyewitness Books: China by Poppy Sebag-Montefiore This is a great place to start. This colorful, photography filled informational book includes history, maps, culture of the people, education, festivals, the arts, a timeline, and a glossary.
  • 4. Tour of China  OVERVIEW OF CHINA D is for Dragon Dance by Ying Chang Compestine This is an alphabetical celebration of the Chinese culture. Fun for Ages 4-8. A- Acrobats B – Balls C - Calligraphy D - Dragon Dance E _ Evil Spirits F - Firecrackers G - Grandma & Grandpa H – Haircut I - Incense J - Jade K - Kites L - Lanterns M - Moon N - Noodles O - Oranges P - Peking Duck Q - Quiz R - Red Envelopes S - Steamed Dumplings T - Tradition U - Unity V - Veneration W - Wish X - Xylograph Y - Yo - Yos Z - Zodiac ( 12 year cycle)
  • 5. Tour of China  OVERVIEW OF CHINA Web Resources 1. China for K-12 (n.d.) Retrieved April 1, 2009 , from www.kiddyhouse.com/SStudies/Countries/China 2. Fact file on China. Retrieved April 1, 2009 from www.timeforkids.com/TFK/teachers/aw/wr/article/0,2 8138,1728556,00.html. 3. Lamb, Catherine. (n.d.) Eleven Questions about China. Retrieved April 1, 2009 from www.mondovista.com/china33.html.
  • 6. Tour of China  THE LAND 1. Location of China in the World 2. Natural Resources Atlas of the World by Philip Steele and Keith Lye 1. Introduce Eastern Asia on the world map 2. Eastern Asia is dominated by China p. 174-181 3. China is the 3rd largest country after Russia & Canada Web Resources: Interactive map at www.timeforkids.com/TFK/teachers/aw/wr/article/0,28138,536985,00.html The Great Wall at www.timeforkids.com/TFK/goplaces/china2/greatwall_hor.html
  • 7. Tour of China  THE PEOPLE 1. History Many Chinese folktales in children’s literature illustrate life in ancient China. An ancient Chinese tale about selfishness and sharing. A Chinese tale about individual strength and honesty. Fables about each of the Chinese zodiac's 12 animal symbols.
  • 8. Tour of China  THE PEOPLE Eight original stories about the first Chinese- 1. History Americans. More Chinese folktales. Chinese myths about the creative acts of the five emperors (one for each of the five Chinese elements: earth, fire, wood, gold and water). A folktale about a boy who frees a magic fish that helps him defeat an evil ruler.
  • 9. Tour of China  THE PEOPLE 1. History More Chinese folktales in Children’s literature all by the same author, Ed Young, a Caldecott Medalist. An ancient Chinese proverb and story dating from the Han Dynasty. Three daughters in a Chinese Red- Riding hood story. A story about the race to be a part of the Chinese zodiac .
  • 10. Tour of China  THE PEOPLE 1. History Chinese Folktale selected as an American Library Association Notable Children’s Book. Tikki Tikki Tembo is a perfect book to read aloud. It is a folktale about a boy who falls in a well.
  • 11. Tour of China  THE PEOPLE 1. History More Chinese history but in a contemporary fiction book. Jack and Annie armed only with their magic library cards, find themselves in ancient China.
  • 12. Tour of China  THE PEOPLE 2. Culture An international adoption story For older readers: An autobiography about a girl who grew up during Chairman Mao's Cultural Revolution in China in the late 1960s.
  • 13. Tour of China  THE PEOPLE 2. Culture a. Chinese New Year Celebration Web Resources: Traditional New Year’s Food www.educ.uvic.ca/faculty/mroth/438/CHINA/15-day_celebration.html 15 Day Celebration of Chinese New Year. www.educ.uvic.ca/faculty/mroth/438/CHINA/15-day_celebration.html A craft idea for the Chinese New Year
  • 14. Tour of China  THE PEOPLE b. Language c. Martial Arts Native Lingo-China on Time Kids Website www.timeforkids.com/TFK/teachers/aw/wr/article/0 ,28138,536989,00.html An interactive website for learning Chinese words. For sports fans: An introduction of Martial Arts.
  • 15. Tour of China References 1. 15 Day Celebration of Chinese New Year. Retrieved April 1, 2009 from www.educ.uvic.ca/faculty/mroth/438/CHINA/15-day_celebration.html. 2. Chang, Margaret and Raymond (1997). The Beggar’s Magic: A Chinese Tale. New York: Margaret K. McElderry Books. 3. Chapman, Mary Beth and Steven (2004). Shaoey and Dot. Nashville, TN: Tommy Nelson. 4. China for K-12 (n.d.) Retrieved April 1, 2009 , from www.kiddyhouse.com/SStudies/Countries/China 5. Chinese New Year Begins. LibrarySparks, Vol. 6, No. 5 pg. 4. 6. Compestine, Ying Chang (2006). D is for Dragon Dance. New York: Holiday House. 7. Demi (1996). The Empty Pot. New York: Henry Holt & Co. 8. Demi (1996). A Dragon’s Tale and Other Animal Fables of the Chinese Zodiac. New York: Henry Holt & Co.
  • 16. Tour of China References 9. Fact file on China. Retrieved April 1, 2009 from www.timeforkids.com/TFK/teachers/aw/wr/article/0,28138,1728556,00.html. 10. Interactive Map of China. Retrieved April 1, 2009. www.timeforkids.com/TFK/teachers/aw/wr/article/0,28138,536985,00.html. 11. Jiang, Ji-Li (1997). Red Scarf Girl. New York: Harper Collins. 12. Lamb, Catherine. (n.d.) Eleven Questions about China. Retrieved April 1, 2009 from www.mondovista.com/china33.html. 13. Lye, Keith and Steele, Philip (2003). Atlas of the World. UK: Parragon Publishing. 14. Mosel, Arlene (1968). Tikki Tikki Tembo. New York: Scholastic. 15. Native Lingo-China. Retrieved April 1, 2009. http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/teachers/aw/wr/article/0,28138,536989,00.html. 16. Osborne, Mary Pope (1998). Magic Tree House #14: D ay of the King. New York: Random House.
  • 17. Tour of China References 17. Perkins, Mitali. (2009, April 1) Straight Talk on Race: Challenging the stereotypes in Kid’s Books. School Library Journal, Retrieved April 1, 2009 from www.schoollibraryjournal.com/index.asp?layout=articlePrint&articleID=CA6647713. 18. Roberston, Lauren (2002). The Best Book of Martial Arts. New York,: Kingfisher Publications. 19. Sebag-Montefiore, Poppy (2007). Eyewitness Books: China. New York: DK Publishing. 20. The Great Wall. Retrieved April 1, 2009 from www.timeforkids.com/TFK/goplaces/china2/greatwall_hor.html. 21. Traditional New Year’s Food . Retrieved April 1, 2009 from www.educ.uvic.ca/faculty/mroth/438/CHINA/15-day_celebration.html. 22. Yee, Paul (1989). Tales from Gold Mountains: Stories of the Chinese in the New World. Toronto: Groundwood Books. 23. Young, Ed (1998). The Lost Horse: A Chinese Folktale. New York: Harcourt, Inc.
  • 18. Tour of China References 24. Young, Ed (1998). The Cat and Rat: The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac. New York: Henry Holt & Co. 25. Young, Ed (1996). Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China. New York: Putnam. 26. Zhang, Song Nan (1994). Five Heavenly Emperors: Chinese Myths of Creation. Toronto: Tundra books.