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“Teach Kids About Hong Kong – Let's Become Hong Kong Action Cinema Heroes!" is an engaging, participatory world cultureslesson about Hong Kong for kids that invites them to experience an enjoyable element of Hong Kong's culture. Kids will learn about the history of Hong Kong and meet the awesome art of cinematic kung fu -- a serious martial art that became somewhat silly in the movies. En route to acting out a climatic heroic scene we'll learn about the important role action movies played in the internationalization of Hong Kong.
PLEASE NOTE: This is not a "How to do Kung Fu like an action movie star" lesson. The goal of this lesson is to provide the tools for you to treat your students to their very first introduction to Hong Kong's exciting action cinema and to inspire you and even your youngest students to leap into the experience together. You're not going to learn complex martial arts move; the mission is to enjoy the adventure together. Ideally the lesson will be the first step on your and your students' road to further East Asian cultural exploration.
Also, OF COURSE we know that there is much more to the culture of Hong kong than action cinema. All Around This World offers many types of musical experiences and cultural celebrations. This lesson is a touch more frivolous than an ancient cultural dance, but it does give us a chance to, literally, leap into learning about Hong Kong.
All Around This World is a global music and world cultures program that introduces kids and their grown-ups to the world using enlivening international rhythms and movement. Subscribe to "All Around This World" through http://www.Patreon.com/AllAroundThisWorld and receive weekly full online classes and interactive pdf lessons for your family or classroom.
No materials, foreknowledge of Hong Kong or martial arts ability necessary. Imagination and an open mind required.
-- Interactive PDF with background information introducing Hong Kong and links to teacher training video and All Around This World's “Teach Kids About Hong Kong Action Cinema” video.
-- In the “How to Teach Kids About Hong Kong Action Cinema" video, All Around This World founder and lead teacher Jay Sand introduces you lightly to Hong Kong kung fu moves, from infants-in-arms to 9 year-olds. In case you feel less than confident about acting out exaggerated movie scenes with your students, the video includes a section with Jay teaching the lesson directly to kids. ** Teacher training video is on Vimeo.com. Please make sure you can access Vimeo videos before you buy the lesson.
-- Sections include: Vocabulary/Terms, Discussion/Projects, Learning Outcome/Goal, Materials, Assessment
-- Printable summary of lesson for kids to take home (both color and back and white)
-- Common core and standards information (“National Council for Social Studies” “National Standards for Music Education”)
All Around This World lessons are a small part of Jay Sand's independently crafted, mission-driven educational project that includes:
-- weekly online classes (Jay makes a new class available each week for families and schools to share with their students)
-- Award-winning multilingual CDs such as All Around This World Latin America and All Around This World: Africa
-- the All Around This World website, with over 1,000 pages that introduce kids and their families to music and culture from every inhabited continent
-- parent-child classes, family-friendly concerts and school workshops and always much more...
This lesson is licensed for use in one classroom or for one family, or for use by a "traveling" teacher (such as a music teacher who visits several classrooms in a school. Multiple licenses are available at a 50% discount.