By Valerie Petrillo
Hands-on actions, video games, and crafts introduce young children to the range of Asian American cultures and train them in regards to the humans, reviews, and occasions that experience formed Asian American background. This booklet is damaged down into sections overlaying American descendents from quite a few Asian nations, together with China, Japan, Korea, Philippines, India, Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. issues contain the historical past of immigration from Asian nations, vital occasions in U.S. heritage, sidebars on recognized Asian americans, language classes, and actions that spotlight arts, video games, foodstuff, garments, specific celebrations, and folklore. little ones 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, video clips, and museums around out this multicultural consultant.
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A Kid's Guide to Asian American History: More than 70 Activities (A Kid's Guide series) by Valerie Petrillo