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Mekong River part 2
Mekong River part 2
Mekong River part 2
Mekong River part 2
Mekong River part 2
Mekong River part 2
Mekong River part 2
Mekong River part 2
Mekong River part 2
Mekong River part 2
Mekong River part 2
Mekong River part 2
Mekong River part 2
Mekong River part 2
Mekong River part 2
Mekong River part 2
Mekong River part 2
Mekong River part 2
Mekong River part 2
Mekong River part 2
Mekong River part 2
Mekong River part 2
Mekong River part 2
Mekong River part 2
Mekong River part 2
Mekong River part 2
Mekong River part 2
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Mekong River part 2

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This presentation is created to be used in an on-line teaching course of Southeast Asian Studies. This course is offered only to a group of wonderful students of Lodi High School, Wisconsin, USA.

This presentation is created to be used in an on-line teaching course of Southeast Asian Studies. This course is offered only to a group of wonderful students of Lodi High School, Wisconsin, USA.

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  • 1. THE MEKONG RIVER
  • 2. WHAT IS WATER FESTIVAL LIKE? Festival of reversing current from Tonle Sap to Mekong River Held in November People stop working Annual boat race Boat spirit and river spirit
  • 3. WHAT IS WATER FESTIVAL LIKE? Festival of reversing current from Tonle Sap to Mekong River Held in November People stop working Annual boat race Boat spirit and river spirit
  • 4. WHAT IS WATER FESTIVAL LIKE? Festival of reversing current from Tonle Sap to Mekong River Held in November People stop working Annual boat race Boat spirit and river spirit
  • 5. WHAT IS WATER FESTIVAL LIKE? Festival of reversing current from Tonle Sap to Mekong River Held in November People stop working Annual boat race Boat spirit and river spirit
  • 6. A super natural being Serpant Decorate temples Offer protection to travelers and fisherman THE NAGA
  • 7. A super natural being Serpant Decorate temples Offer protection to travelers and fisherman THE NAGA
  • 8. A super natural being Serpant Decorate temples Offer protection to travelers and fisherman THE NAGA
  • 9. BUDDHIST TALES OF NAGA Naga- the Serpent King Watched the Lord Buddha preaching and transformed itself as a disciple Banned from monkshood but continue to protect the Lord Buddha Statue of Lord Buddha seated on a coiled Serpent with 7 hoods of naga
  • 10. BUDDHIST TALES OF NAGA Naga- the Serpent King Watched the Lord Buddha preaching and transformed itself as a disciple Banned from monkshood but continue to protect the Lord Buddha Statue of Lord Buddha seated on a coiled Serpent with 7 hoods of naga
  • 11. BUDDHIST TALES OF NAGA Naga- the Serpent King Watched the Lord Buddha preaching and transformed itself as a disciple Banned from monkshood but continue to protect the Lord Buddha Statue of Lord Buddha seated on a coiled Serpent with 7 hoods of naga
  • 12. NAGA FIREBALL Superstitions? or Sciences? ✦ Occurs only 1-3 days, end of buddhist lent in both Laos and Thailand ✦ Fireballs coming from beneath the Mekong River ✦ Legend- created by naga ✦ Scientific point- combustion of natural gases
  • 13. NAGA FIREBALL Superstitions? or Sciences? ✦ Occurs only 1-3 days, end of buddhist lent in both Laos and Thailand ✦ Fireballs coming from beneath the Mekong River ✦ Legend- created by naga ✦ Scientific point- combustion of natural gases
  • 14. QUESTION: How do local people fish? Traditional Fishing Gears Cast net Gil net Line net Scoop net
  • 15. QUESTION: How do local people fish? Traditional Fishing Gears Cast net Gil net Line net Scoop net
  • 16. QUESTION: How do local people fish? Traditional Fishing Gears Cast net Gil net Line net Scoop net
  • 17. QUESTION: How do local people fish? Traditional Fishing Gears Cast net Gil net Line net Scoop net
  • 18. QUESTION: How do local people fish? Traditional Fishing Gears Cast net Gil net Line net Scoop net
  • 19. QUESTION: How do local people fish? Traditional Fishing Gears Cast net Gil net Line net Scoop net
  • 20. QUESTION: What kinds of fish are found?
  • 21. QUESTION: What kinds of fish are found? •Black fish (non-migratory) •Climbing Perch •Snake head fish •Air breathing catfish/ broadhead catfish •White fish (Migratory) •Mekong Giant Catfish •Giant River Carp •Siamese Giant Carp
  • 22. QUESTION: What kinds of fish are found? •Black fish (non-migratory) •Climbing Perch •Snake head fish •Air breathing catfish/ broadhead catfish •White fish (Migratory) •Mekong Giant Catfish •Giant River Carp •Siamese Giant Carp
  • 23. QUESTION: What kinds of fish are found? •Black fish (non-migratory) •Climbing Perch •Snake head fish •Air breathing catfish/ broadhead catfish •White fish (Migratory) •Mekong Giant Catfish •Giant River Carp •Siamese Giant Carp
  • 24. QUESTION: What kinds of fish are found? •Black fish (non-migratory) •Climbing Perch •Snake head fish •Air breathing catfish/ broadhead catfish •White fish (Migratory) •Mekong Giant Catfish •Giant River Carp •Siamese Giant Carp
  • 25. QUESTION: What kinds of fish are found? •Black fish (non-migratory) •Climbing Perch •Snake head fish •Air breathing catfish/ broadhead catfish •White fish (Migratory) •Mekong Giant Catfish •Giant River Carp •Siamese Giant Carp
  • 26. QUESTION: What kinds of fish are found? •Black fish (non-migratory) •Climbing Perch •Snake head fish •Air breathing catfish/ broadhead catfish •White fish (Migratory) •Mekong Giant Catfish •Giant River Carp •Siamese Giant Carp
  • 27. QUESTION: What kinds of fish are found? •Black fish (non-migratory) •Climbing Perch •Snake head fish •Air breathing catfish/ broadhead catfish •White fish (Migratory) •Mekong Giant Catfish •Giant River Carp •Siamese Giant Carp
  • 28. MEKONG GIANT CATFISH Population has reduced by 80% Critically endanged Species in 2004 (IUCN) The catch is incidental, unreported Northern Thailand- spawning habitat Tonle Sap- rearing ground
  • 29. MEKONG GIANT CATFISH Population has reduced by 80% Critically endanged Species in 2004 (IUCN) The catch is incidental, unreported Northern Thailand- spawning habitat Tonle Sap- rearing ground
  • 30. QUESTION: What kinds of animals are found?
  • 31. QUESTION: What kinds of animals are found? Painted stork Agiton Pelican Turtle (softshell turtle) Ottos
  • 32. QUESTION: What kinds of animals are found? Painted stork Agiton Pelican Turtle (softshell turtle) Ottos
  • 33. QUESTION: What kinds of animals are found? Painted stork Agiton Pelican Turtle (softshell turtle) Ottos
  • 34. QUESTION: What kinds of animals are found? Painted stork Agiton Pelican Turtle (softshell turtle) Ottos
  • 35. What is the importance of the the Mekong and the Tonle Sap to local people?
  • 36. What is the importance of the the Mekong and the Tonle Sap to local people?
  • 37. What is the importance of the the Mekong and the Tonle Sap to local people?
  • 38. What is the importance of the the Mekong and the Tonle Sap to local people? Food Security Species and number of fish catch Nutrients from flood plain Occupation Fisheries, horticulture, rice cultivation Culture
  • 39. TOURISM INDUSTRY
  • 40. TOURISM INDUSTRY Khone Phapheng Falls Irrawaddy Dolphin Festivals Naga fireballs of Thailand and Laos Water festival of Cambodia
  • 41. TOURISM INDUSTRY Khone Phapheng Falls Irrawaddy Dolphin Festivals Naga fireballs of Thailand and Laos Water festival of Cambodia
  • 42. TOURISM INDUSTRY Khone Phapheng Falls Irrawaddy Dolphin Festivals Naga fireballs of Thailand and Laos Water festival of Cambodia
  • 43. TOURISM INDUSTRY Khone Phapheng Falls Irrawaddy Dolphin Festivals Naga fireballs of Thailand and Laos Water festival of Cambodia
  • 44. TOURISM INDUSTRY Khone Phapheng Falls Irrawaddy Dolphin Festivals Naga fireballs of Thailand and Laos Water festival of Cambodia
  • 45. Why would traditional style of houses along the Mekong be built this way?
  • 46. LANGUAGE ARTS
  • 47. LANGUAGE ARTS แม่น้ําโขง 澜沧江
  • 48. LANGUAGE ARTS แม่น้ําโขง 澜沧江 Chinese Cambodian Vietnamese Thai Laotian
  • 49. GROUP DISCUSSION
  • 50. GROUP DISCUSSION Group of 3 students 8 minutes to discuss on... Compare the Mekong with rivers of the US (Mississippi) Similarities or Differences Occupation, Culture, Beliefs, and animals
  • 51. PRESENTING YOUR THOUGHTS What is your river like? Occupation Culture Belief Animals
  • 52. http://www.mrcmekong.org/about-the-mrc/ http://www.google.com/imgres?q=Mekong+River +fisherman&um=1&hl=th&client=safari&sa=N&rls=en&biw=1020&bih=635&tbm=isch&tbnid=dmA2_xSjN7FijM:&imgrefurl=http:// www.britannica.com/bps/media-view/92881/1/0/0&docid=oAm2SyrwTYRwNM&imgurl=http://media-3.web.britannica.com/eb- media// 21/93121-050-878F4D70.jpg&w=1600&h=1097&ei=6_m_TvHJMonLrQfv9IW_AQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=710&vpy=306&dur=2164&hovh= 186&hovw=271&tx=174&ty=97&sig=106310772108964024319&page=1&tbnh=135&tbnw=153&start=0&ndsp=13&ved=1t:429,r:8,s:0 http://maps.grida.no/go/graphic/the-mekong-river-survival-for-millions http://tonlesap.net/ http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5039980 http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTEASTASIAPACIFIC/Resources/226262-1151703454492/Mekong_MWRAS_hydromap.gif http://www.cambodiancommunityday.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=63&Itemid=80 http://www.reuters.com/resources/r/?m=02&d=20070307&t=2&i=444980&w=460&fh=&fw=&ll=&pl=&r=444980 http://thailand.prd.go.th/thailand_illustrated/content.php?s_id=287 http://www.laos-guide-999.com/vientiane-boat-racing-festival.html http://www.parish-without-borders.net/cditt/cambodia/culture/waterfest2.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:TonleSapMap.png http://www.srisiamholidays.com/images/stories/Cambodia/Maps/cambodia%20wetland.gif http://images.smh.com.au/2010/06/25/1644221/Mekong-Fishing-net-420x0.jpg References

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