By Valerie Petrillo
Hands-on actions, video games, and crafts introduce kids to the range of Asian American cultures and educate them in regards to the humans, reviews, and occasions that experience formed Asian American background. This publication is damaged down into sections masking American descendents from numerous Asian international locations, together with China, Japan, Korea, Philippines, India, Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. issues contain the heritage of immigration from Asian international locations, very important occasions in U.S. heritage, sidebars on recognized Asian americans, language classes, and actions that spotlight arts, video games, foodstuff, garments, exact celebrations, and folklore. teenagers can paint a calligraphy banner, perform Tai Chi, fold an origami puppy or cat, construct a jap rock backyard, build a Korean kite, cook dinner bibingka, and create a chalk rangoli. A time line, word list, and proposals for websites, books, video clips, and museums around out this multicultural consultant.
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By this time, the gold rush was over and Chinese immigrants were looking for new ways to make money. The Chinese, despite their small size, were excellent laborers who worked hard in teams of 12 to 20 men. They had their own foremen, as well as cooks who made traditional Chinese food. POLLY BEMIS (1853–1933) Chinese American Frontier Woman Polly Bemis was born Lalu Nathoy in Shanghai, China, in 1853. At 19 she was kidnapped by Chinese criminals who smuggled her into America and sold her illegally to a Chinese American saloon owner in Idaho named Hong King.
10. 11. 2/1/07 2:48 PM Page 39 ground pork, sesame oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, salt, and black pepper. Take a dumpling wrapper and wet just the edges with the warm water on both sides. This will allow the dumpling to seal after it is stuffed. Place a strip of the filling down the middle of the wrapper using the fork. Fold the wrapper in half and seal the edges by pressing them together tightly. The dumpling should look like a semicircle. As you finish each dumpling, lay it on the cookie sheet.
Wrap a pipe cleaner around the very end of the last bottle. This is what the dragon’s “tail” will be attached to. 4. Attach several pipe cleaners in different colors as shown to make a multicolored tail. 5. Insert the batteries and light up your dragon lantern! It looks best at night with all the lights off. Make sure to turn the lantern off when you are not using it. 49 02 (007-064) chapter 02 2/1/07 2:48 PM Page 50 CHINESE DRAGONS Chinese dragons have the head of a camel, the eyes of a demon, the antlers of a stag, the ears of an ox, the body of a snake, the belly of a frog, the scales of a carp, and the claws of an eagle.
A Kid's Guide to Asian American History: More than 70 Activities (A Kid's Guide series) by Valerie Petrillo