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Learning about China

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

Capital City

Beijing

Continent

Asia

Main River/s

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.


Housing Styles

What types of housing would you find there

Great rundown of different styles of housing and questions and answers to assist with learning

https://depts.washington.edu/chinaciv/3intrhme.htm

http://www.oddizzi.com/teachers/explore-the-world/country-close-up/china-country-close-up/living-in-china/homes/


Major Landmarks Breanne liked or would like to visit while we are there:

The Great wall of China

Terracotta Army

Forbidden City

Victoria Harbor

Cuddle a Giant Panda! (Breanne LOVES animals)

 

http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/china-top-10-attractions.htm

 

Population

1,343,239,923    Trying to discuss just how many people this was, was interesting.

www.worldometers.info/world-population/

 

Inventions by Chinese

Paper

Compass

gunpowder

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 exportingThe 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.

Art

Pottery, Embroidery and Painting are common art types in China

Clothing 

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.

Food  

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

We went to Dinner at Ten Ten Chinese Restaurant and had dishes like

Spring Rolls
Fried Chicken Wings
Fried Rice
Honey Chicken
Mee Goreng
Garlic Sizzling Beef

 

 

Miss B also cooked a Chinese Stirfry with Vermicelli noodles for us and it was yummy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Currency

Aus $1 = 5.24 Chinese Yuan

https://themoneyconverter.com/AUD/CNY.aspx

 

History

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. 

http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/culture/china-history.htm


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

https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/china

http://www.china-family-adventure.com/where-is-china.html

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.

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