I like all your ideas but I especially like your lantern festival and lunar new year.
if you ask ten students to stand up in front of the room, and you ask them to represent everyone in the world, these ten students...
Five will be Chinese, three will be Indian, one will be from Indonesia and the rest will be from everywhere else, including the USA. Extend this to all the other students in the class to just begin to plant the seed that we in America are small partners in a big world we should learn about. our fabulous students are 1/10th of the world, if that.....
So enjoy sharing the Chinese lunar year. It may help change a little attitude about who we are in the world. It might work to start early because our little ones will be defined by central and eastern asia in their lives until 2090 when they are old and wise...!
I love that! Thanks for the breakdown, I heard of that before somewhere, but putting it out there so clearly really puts things in perspective! Thanks for sharing!!
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