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2/9/2013 3:38:54 PM

Clay Dube
Clay Dube
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Subject: snake stamps, remembering previous snake years
http://china.usc.edu/ShowArticle.aspx?articleID=3055

Please share these year of the snake stamps from 36 governments in Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Latin America. Do you, do they have a favorite?

Talking Points also has a review of the enduring legacies of snake years 1977, 1989, and 2001.
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1/17/2016 9:44:02 PM

khumphreys
khumphreys
Posts: 31
Subject: Loving those stamps!
These are gorgeous! I'll probably incorporate these into my lesson on the Chinese New Year. If anyone is planning a similar lesson, I found a site containing wonderful information about the holiday - origin, decorations, activities, lucky foods, giving of red envelopes, taboos...

It's a wealth of great information! http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/special-report/chinese-new-year/
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8/12/2016 9:19:38 AM

rbrady
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Throughout elementary school we are teaching the calendar and incorporating aspects from the past such as explanations for the origin of the names of the months and seasons. These conversations often lead to questions from children that require an explanation of our roman and greek roots. These articles are good reminders to remind children about what was happening in China and Asia at the same times. Making these connections can take just a few moments here and there while going through daily calendar routines. A great way to prepare fourth and fifth grade students for sixth grade social studies. Children will find it interesting that these Chinese traditions are rooted deep in history and are different that those of the western cultures.
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