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vietnam | Christine Zenino

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Some lovely photos of old Hanoi here, including one of the Red Bridge on  Hoan Kim lake (see the picture book "The Red Bridge" on this Scoop It site.. A good opportunity to talk about transport, markets and changing lifestyles.

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It's time for mudik!

It's time for mudik! | Changing Asia -for Primary Teachers | Scoop.it

Mudik is going home. It is a tradition of almost all people in Indonesia before Eid fitr or Lebaran day. Those who work and live in another city will try to return to their hometown ...

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Indonesians from all walks of life look forward to going back to the family's town or village at the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. Children get new clothes to wear, presents and often small gifts of money. This article gives a list of 10 sensible suggestions for travellers going home for the celebrations. What preparations do your students make for Christmas and other celebrations?

Teachers note: this first segment is excellent but perhaps download the picture and the written content before showing it to your students because the other content may not be suitable and there is paid advertising also..

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A New Year's Reunion. YU LI-QIONG AND ZHU CHENG-LIANG. :: Asia Bookroom

A New Year's Reunion. YU LI-QIONG AND ZHU CHENG-LIANG. :: Asia Bookroom | Changing Asia -for Primary Teachers | Scoop.it

Little Maomao's dad works many miles away ...but he is coming home for New Year!  Maomao and her mother welcome him back and together they enjoy the firecrackers and make sticky rice balls - in one of which Maomao finds the lucky fortune coin. A "New York Times" Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2011! ISBN: 9781406338577

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One result of our more globalised world is that many children have parents who travel to far away places to work. Children in your class may well have 'fly-in, fly-out' parents and will understand Mao Mao's feelings. A good job means there's money for good food and presents at celebration time, but what's the trade-off if it means Dad is only home once a year? 

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Monsoon

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Get out your umbrellas!Children play, birds call, and grownups go about their business during the hot days of summer in northern India. B...
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By the same author as "Out of the Way! "(available in 3 SA public libraries), Monsoon is not available so I'll endeavour to find a supplier in Australia.

Meanwhile, there are some excellent teaching activities for early primary  students to go with the book available from the website: 

http://www-tc.pbs.org/parents/bookfinder/bookclub/PKGO_bc02_monsoon.pdf

 

 

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Haru visits grandpa "Haraboji, i miss you" - YouTube

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Has your Grandpa passed away? Do you miss him? What do you and your family do to remember him? This short video from a popular  Korean TV show shows Haru going with her father to lay flowers on Grandpa's grave. Subtitles in English and Korean and a moving soundtrack: a song apparently called Insooni, Father, 

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Alexia's 5th Birthday Party! - YouTube

Disney Princess Themed at Mcdonald's Burgos Circle, Bonifacio Global City, Manila, Philippines. Please excuse the music, I know its pretty much over used now...
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Though this birthday takes place in Manila, your students will be completely familiar with the setting and the activities. 

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Chinese Crepe - YouTube

Street food in Beijing, China
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These pancakes are a traditional food in Northern China. As people have moved to the cities, you can now buy them all over China. Contrast this short video with the one on this Scoop It site that shows a visit to a McDonald's outlet. What has changed? Why? Would you like to try the food being cooked here?

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Hong Kong International Airport - YouTube

Hong Kong International Airport is an international and regional aviation hub, and is widely recognised for its operational excellence. Through our extensive...
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Who is travelling through Hong Kong airport?  Which group of travellers is now the largest group to use the airport? What sorts of changes are driving the expansion of HK airport? All important questions when we want to explore how Asia is changing.

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LONGEST UNDERGROUND NETWORK IN THE WORLD - SHANGHAI SUBWAY - BBC NEWS - YouTube

Hop aboard Shanghai's subway system - the longest underground rail network in the world. Find out also how other Chinese cities, with a similar vision, are b...
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London and New York's metro systems have been left far behind in the race to improve transport in China. Just don't try eating on board.

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New Tata Nano Twist | First Drive Video Review | Autocar India - YouTube

Tata Motors has launched a new version of the iconic Nano priced at Rs 2.36 lakhs (Ex Showroom) & we drive it to see just how the new steering has put a Twis...
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The Tata Nano is likely to be the first family car many Indian families have ever owned. Mum, Dad and the children can now enjoy the comfort and convenience of owning their own vehicle. Where do you think they will go in it? (Hint: think about how your own family uses the car. Make a list of activities.) Also, find out how much one lakh is.

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We, The Children of India by Leila Seth

We, The Children of India by Leila Seth | Changing Asia -for Primary Teachers | Scoop.it

This e-book written by former Chief Justice of India, Leila Seth, makes the words of the Preamble to the Constitution understandable to even the youngest reader. What is a democratic republic, why are we secular, what is sovereignty? , With numerous photographs, captivating  illustrations by acclaimed illustrator Bindia Thapar, and delightful bits of trivia.

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Not strictly about 21st Century India, since the Indian Constitution was adopted in 1949, but a great resource to track what India set out to do at the time of Independence and how much it has achieved.

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Out of the Way! Out of the Way!: Uma Krishnaswami, Uma Krishnaswamy: 9781554981304: Amazon.com: Books

Out of the Way! Out of the Way!

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A young boy spots a baby tree growing in the middle of a dusty path in his village. He carefully places rocks around it as the local mango seller rushes past shouting “Out of the way! Out of the way!” As the tree grows bigger, people and animals traverse the path until it becomes a lane, flowing like a river around the tree.

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A perfect companion to Jeannie Baker's book 'Windows', Out of the Way describes the change in an Indian village that gradually becomes a town, and then a city, as all the while the mango tree grows beside the road and offers its shade and its fruit to the neighbourhood. Use these lovely picture books to explore places and how they change with the passage of time, and to introduce themes such as urbanisation and transport with younger students.

Unfortunately this title does not seem to be available from Asia Bookroom but can be ordered from Amazon.and is available from 3 South Australian public libraries. 

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Fashion Show Chaki Club : Kartini Day (Evelyn P.S) - YouTube

Evelyn mengikuti Lomba Fashion Show di KFC Plaza Surabaya.. Lomba ini diadakan untuk memperingati hari Kartini. Jadi semua peserta menggunakan baju daerah. E...
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Kartini Day is celebrated in Indonesia every year on 21st April. Kartini was one of the first Indonesians to write about the importance of education for girls, in a famous book called "From Darkness into Light". On April 21st, schools encourage students to dress as Kartini. Even shopping centres now have competitions for the best Kartini outfits, with proud parents watching and taking video clips on their mobile phones. If you like this clip, there's another one at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9_2BUY8EvA.&nbsp

This Elementary school in Yogyakarta encourages all the students to celebrate Kartini day, and even the boys dress in traditional Javanese dress for the special day.

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110.4_GI_Globalisation_Lao0705.jpg (1333x2000 pixels)

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This is the Friendship Bridge that spans the Mekong River to connect Thailand and Laos, giving these neighbouring countries greater opportunities to exchange visits and trade. A bridge is a real link between two countries. Friendship is a link between people. It can't be seen but can be just as strong. 

This bridge was built with Australian aid, a kind of 'gift' from Australia to her friends, Thailand and Laos. The photo was taken by Jim Holmes for AusAID. 

Compare this photo with the bridge in the story about Vietnam, "The Red Bridge', shown on this Scoop It site. 

Tue friendships last for many years, just as huge bridge projects like this one may take more than a decade from the first proposal to completion. You can discover the history of the first Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge by visiting http://www.thailand.embassy.gov.au/bkok/FunRun_Bridge_History.html

 

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7 year old Superhero - YouTube

Learn how to make movies like this one: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007OGYOC8 The story of a 7 year old super-hero from the Himalayas and her quest to save the...
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Are you old enough to make a difference? It's not only Australians who are trying to reduce our energy use.

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B is for Bangkok: Janet Brown, Likit Q: 9781934159262: Amazon.com: Books

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If you lived in Bangkok, would you— Ride on a boat to get to school? Learn to dance with your fingers bending like melting chocolate bars? Eat your breakfast on the street? Bring garlands of flowers to your spirit house? A day in the life of one of the world’s most magical places unfolds in paintings drenched in the color and nonstop motion of Thailand’s capital city. From a monk’s morning blessing to the scurry of geckos at night, from splendid temples to traditional canal houses, from glittering royal barges that bring history to life to trains speeding through the sky past soaring high-rise buildings, B is for Bangkok reveals the kaleidoscopic beauty of a city that makes every day an adventure for the children who live there—or dream of living there. With bilingual English-Thai text.

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A portrait of a modern Asian city. If you prefer to buy from an Australian company for your school library, it's also available from the Asia Bookroom in Canberra:
www.asiabookroom.com

 

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The Red Bridge - Windy Hollow Books

The Red Bridge - Windy Hollow Books | Changing Asia -for Primary Teachers | Scoop.it
The Red Bridge: Claire's family has moved from Australia to Vietnam and the little girl finds herself lost in the busy, bustling streets...
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As a window into changing life in Vietnam today, "The Red Bridge" comes highly recommended by SASOSE President and Teacher-Librarian Katie Silva. 

Another good one available from Asia Bookroom in Canberra:
www.asiabookroom.com

Extend the connection between bridges and friendship by looking at the photo of the Thai-Lao friendship bridge that I have posted on this Scoop-It site.

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Day in the Life: China | TIME For Kids

Day in the Life: China | TIME For Kids | Changing Asia -for Primary Teachers | Scoop.it
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Fu Zhaomeng works hard at school and on his homework because he wants to do well in his exams.

You can  also check out the school day of 10 year old Yoshita Sharma, in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. http://www.timeforkids.com/destination/india/day-in-life

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SHANGHAI: China's growing middle class - YouTube

China's growing middle class has often been hyped as the next big thing in boosting the country's consumption. In the final report of the series on advertisi...
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Do you visit Ikea to buy stuff such as sofas and beds for the family? Chinese families do too, and they especially likely to be seeking good quality at a cheap price.

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