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"Teach Kids About Vietnam – Let's Harvest rice!" is an engaging, participatory world cultures lesson about Vietnam for kids that invites them to experience an important element of Vietnamese cuisine and culture. Kids will learn a bit about rice, one of the world's most essential foods, and then, as way to put themselves into the process, act out some of the steps that get rice from the paddy to the plate.
PLEASE NOTE: This is not a technical rice harvesting tutorial! The goal of this lesson is to provide the tools for you to treat your students to their very first introduction to Vietnam and its relationship to its favorite food, and to inspire you and even your youngest students to leap into the experience together. Ideally the lesson will be the first step on your and your students' road to further Southeast Asian cultural exploration.
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No materials, foreknowledge of Vietnam or rice harvesting ability necessary. Imagination and an open mind required.
Lesson includes: -- Interactive PDF with background information introducing Vietnam and links to teacher training video and All Around This World's “Teach Kids About Harvesting Rice” video.
-- In the “How to Teach Kids About Harvesting Rice" video, All Around This World founder and lead teacher Jay Sand introduces you and your students, from infants-in-arms to 9 year-olds, to the rice harvesting process. In case you feel less than confident about acting out the experience 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.