A Kid's Guide to Asian American History: More than 70 by Valerie Petrillo

Geography Cultures

By Valerie Petrillo

Hands-on actions, video games, and crafts introduce teenagers to the range of Asian American cultures and educate them in regards to the humans, stories, and occasions that experience formed Asian American heritage. This publication is damaged down into sections masking American descendents from quite a few Asian nations, together with China, Japan, Korea, Philippines, India, Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. themes comprise the background of immigration from Asian international locations, vital occasions in U.S. historical past, sidebars on well-known Asian american citizens, language classes, and actions that spotlight arts, video games, nutrition, garments, distinct celebrations, and folklore. youngsters can paint a calligraphy banner, perform Tai Chi, fold an origami puppy or cat, construct a eastern rock backyard, build a Korean kite, prepare 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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To make the dipping sauce: mix soy sauce and rice wine vinegar; add green onions. Pour into small bowl. Dip and eat! 39 02 (007-064) chapter 02 2/1/07 2:48 PM Page 40 Make a Lai See: Chinese Red Envelope C hinese New Year would not be complete without Chinese red envelopes, or lai see (ly see). Children and unmarried young people greet adults by saying, “Gong hay fat choy,” which means “Wishing you prosperity and wealth,” and in return the adults give them little red envelopes decorated with symbols for luck and wealth with money inside.

4. 5. High and even. Rising as if you’re asking a question. Falling and rising again. Falling. Neutral. Practice these words in Mandarin. The numbers will tell you which tone to use. ) Civil Rights Activist Wong Kim Ark was the son of Chinese immigrants. He was born in San Francisco in 1873. After returning to the United States after a trip to China in 1895, he was shocked to find himself barred from reentering the country by customs officials. American customs officials declared that Ark could not return because the laws at the time did not allow Chinese immigrants to reenter the country once they left.

9. Just before eating, cut into thin slices (about 1⁄4 inch thick). In a small bowl, whisk an egg and dip each slice in the egg mixture. Place slices on a nonstick frying pan over medium heat until the pieces are soft. Flip the slices occasionally. 10. Enjoy! On New Year’s Eve the family dresses in all-new clothes, usually with a lot of red for good luck. 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.

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