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World of Tan 15 - Millennia
Children...you might like to:
Complete the silhouettes of the workmen who had been called 'The Los Amigos' by Leone and Leo...
Decide which silhouette is Chi Wing's, Wai Ping's and Wah Ming's.
Search the Internet for details about the start of the New Year - the year of the Snake. Research the different dynasties - how many have there been? How long did each last?
Try to find out more about Chinese numbers - how they are written and what they are called.
Parents you might like to:
Find out about Tsao Wang, the Kitchen God and what relevance this has for the Chinese community.
Find out how local communities are celebrating the Year of the Snake. Explain the phrase "...what is the betting..." and try to build up the idea of what could represent a safe bet or risky bet or those in between.
Help decide on when the new millennium did actually start.
Teachers you might like to:
Explore how the Chinese write and say their larger numbers as well as use them arithmetically.
Consider the different ways the silhouettes could be assigned to the three workmen? To all those who work at Grandma T's?
Rehearse the arguments used for deciding when the Western millennium actually began.
Consider which dynasties occurred in which millennia and what they are renowned for.
Build up the vocabulary of things singular/ things plural, for example, millennium/ millennia; cactus/ cacti; etc. Or consider how some nouns change to become adjectives - millennium/ millennial; cactus/ cactaceous.
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