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

By Valerie Petrillo

Hands-on actions, video games, and crafts introduce childrens to the variety of Asian American cultures and educate them concerning the humans, studies, and occasions that experience formed Asian American heritage. This ebook is damaged down into sections overlaying American descendents from a number of Asian international locations, together with China, Japan, Korea, Philippines, India, Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. themes contain the heritage of immigration from Asian international locations, very important occasions in U.S. heritage, sidebars on well-known Asian americans, language classes, and actions that spotlight arts, video games, nutrients, garments, designated celebrations, and folklore. children 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, thesaurus, and suggestions for sites, books, videos, and museums around out this multicultural advisor.

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Rice is served in a small bowl, which is picked up and held close to the mouth while the rice is eaten with chopsticks. In the planning of meals, Chinese cooking strives for a balance between yin and yang foods. Yin foods are considered cold, and yang foods, hot. Some yin foods are bean sprouts, tofu, and water. Rice, mushrooms, and chicken are considered yang foods. Even the way food is cooked has yin and yang qualities; boiling is yin, roasting is yang. If you are tired you may need more yang foods.

Although the numerous paper sons were grateful for the ability to become American citizens, many lived in fear of being caught. They were sometimes blackmailed by fellow Chinese or white Americans who were looking for money, or exposed by other paper sons who had to inform on them to avoid being sent back to China themselves. 21 02 (007-064) chapter 02 2/1/07 2:47 PM Page 22 China Today China is the largest country in Asia and the third-largest country in the world. It borders 14 other countries, with a coastline along the Yellow Sea, East China Sea, and South China Sea.

02 (007-064) chapter 02 2/1/07 2:47 PM Page 31 I. M. PEi (1917– ): Architect I. M. Pei is considered one of the most gifted, innovative architects in the world—he designed the glass pyramid at the entrance of the worldfamous Louvre art museum in Paris, France. Pei was born in Guangzhou, China, and left to study architecture in the United States at 17 years old. Pei’s modern designs also include the East Wing expansion of the National Gallery in Washington and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio.

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