Asian American History Month
Read: Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say. Caldecott-medal winning story of Allen Say’s grandfather who immigrated to the US, then returned to Japan and Say’s own conflicted feelings about home in both countries. Gorgeous illustrations, many of places in the US – great lead-in to singing “This Land is Your Land” – used https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y49N-N11AxE
Read: The Race for the Chinese Zodiac by Gabrielle Wang. Let each student choose several puppets so we could act out the story.
Followed with “He’s Got the Whole World in Our Hands” with sign language video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-xK8ArLEP0 then with the puppets we’d used. Also did Q&A with puppets asking two-choice questions.
(second group only) Shared selections from A is for Asia by Cynthia Chin-Lee (915 CHI). We found pictures and more info. on the Internet for some of the concepts mentioned.
No time for these but left these books for the class:
Gypsy’s a.m. classes 5/11/18, More ideas here: http://carolsimonlevin.blogspot.com/search/label/Chinese%20New%20Year