Learning About China (The People’s Republic of China)
This week we were learning about China and were lucky enough to have a celebration in Perth for Buddha’s birthday.
Locate on the Map
Yangtze River is the longest River in China
China has the world’s largest dam in the world – Three Gorges Hydroelectric Dam on the Yangtze River
Flag of China
Incorporated Art with Miss B making the Flag of China and discussed why there is four stars surrounding the larger star.
What types of housing would you find there
Great rundown of different styles of housing and questions and answers to assist with learning
Major Landmarks Breanne liked or would like to visit while we are there:
The Great wall of China
Cuddle a Giant Panda! (Breanne LOVES animals)
1,343,239,923 Trying to discuss just how many people this was, was interesting.
Inventions by Chinese
just to name a few
Project: Solar Puppy ‘made in China’
This project was a lot of fun and I just bought the project as an extra on top of other items we were buying at the time off Amazon, it cost a $1.99 and was a lot of fun. There were 6 different projects you could make out of the one set, therefore you can use this again for other topics. There is a youtube video of the puppys tail wagging in the sun here.
We spoke about importing and exporting. The top five exports of China are computers, broadcasting equipment, telephones, office machine parts and integrated circuits. China’s top five imports are crude petroleum, integrated circuits, iron ore, gold and cars.
Pottery, Embroidery and Painting are common art types in China
Breanne is particularly fond of the beautiful outfits they wear and has one of her own that she loves to bring out for multicultural days at school. As she is now homeschooled and travelling didn’t have the heart to say it had to go. Here she is in her beautiful dress.
Breakfast- egg pancakes, wontons, noodles,
Morning Tea – Dim sum
Lunch – Rice, Dim Sum, Noodles
Dinners Chow mein, Won Tons, Dumplings, Peking Roasted Duck
Desert: Egg tarts, Red Bean Bun, Candied fruit on a stick
Cooking / Eating
Aus $1 = 5.24 Chinese Yuan
Sooooo much History in China and so detailed only touched on it and left for when we are going to visit and we will spend more time on the History.
We were fortunate enough to co-incide with Buddha’s Birthday in Perth this week and saw some beautiful dancing, food and best of all the Dragon! Footage on Facebook and Instagram of it setting off on its journey.
So much colour and vibrancy at their celebrations you can not help but enjoy them and be caught up in the story they are telling.
Other Resources used
Oxford Australian Curriculum Atlas year 3-4
China Facts for Kids https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4H-x-j-shQ
12 Interesting Facts about China Part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjSGaUw6UPU#t=192.435802
Our learning about China and other countries along with other educational resources can all be found under Kids Corner on our blog.