By Valerie Petrillo
Hands-on actions, video games, and crafts introduce young children to the variety of Asian American cultures and train them concerning the humans, reports, and occasions that experience formed Asian American background. This publication is damaged down into sections overlaying American descendents from a variety of Asian nations, together with China, Japan, Korea, Philippines, India, Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. subject matters contain the background of immigration from Asian nations, vital occasions in U.S. heritage, sidebars on well-known Asian american citizens, language classes, and actions that spotlight arts, video games, nutrition, garments, exact celebrations, and folklore. children can paint a calligraphy banner, perform Tai Chi, fold an origami puppy or cat, construct a eastern rock backyard, build a Korean kite, cook dinner bibingka, and create a chalk rangoli. A time line, thesaurus, and suggestions for websites, books, videos, and museums around out this multicultural consultant.
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They pay their respects to their ancestors and the gods by leaving out offerings of tea, incense, and food. Next the entire family— grandparents, parents, children, aunts, uncles, and cousins— sit down to a feast of many delicious courses. The food that is served is symbolic of the good fortune the family wishes 36 for in the coming year. Shark’s fin soup is eaten for prosperity. A vegetarian dish called jai choy or Buddha’s Delight represents all the wishes for the new year. The dish includes fat choy (sea moss that looks like stringy black hair and represents prosperity) and fun see (bean threads which symbolize longevity, or long life).
At the end of the old year, the Kitchen God reports to the Jade Emperor, who is the ruler of all gods, about how the family has behaved. To ensure a good report, the family sends the Kitchen God on his journey by presenting a feast of cakes, such as nian gao (a sticky rice cake), honey, and candied fruit. Sometimes honey is smeared on the Kitchen God’s lips so that he will send a “sweet” report. Then the old picture is destroyed and a new picture of the Kitchen God is hung over the stove. S. Open.
Ask an adult to cut a hole about the size of a nickel in the bottom of each of the three bottles. 2. Squeeze a squirt of glue in the paper cup, add in an equal amount of water, and mix. 3. Place a sheet of aluminum foil down as a work surface. 4. Rip several strips of yellow tissue paper. Cut about 15 small triangles out of the green tissue paper with scissors. 5. Paint glue all over the outside of one bottle. Stick strips of yellow paper over it to cover. The fewer the strips of paper you use, the better the light will show 02 (007-064) chapter 02 2/1/07 2:48 PM Page 49 through when you are done.