• Where I Come From

    Created October 7, 2010
    Where I Come From: Statue of Liberty

    Students take research into their heritage a step beyond the construction of a family tree, traveling through cyberspace to find our what's happening in their ancestral homelands today.

  • Lions, Dragons, and Nian: Animals of the Chinese New Year

    Created September 28, 2010
    Lions, Dragons, and Nian: Animals of the Chinese New Year: Dragon02

    In this lesson, the students study the differences between eastern and western dragons and discover why the eastern dragons are associated with the Chinese New Year. They learn about the dragon dancers and lion dancers in the New Years parade and discover that firecrackers are set off to drive off evil spirits, particularly one called Nian.

  • In My Other Life

    Created September 27, 2010
    In My Other Life: African Ceremonial Mask

    Find out what it might feel like to grow up in an Asian, African, or Latin American country.

  • On the Road with Marco Polo: Brochure Press

    Created September 21, 2010
  • On the Road: A Boy in 13th Century Venice

    Created September 21, 2010
  • On the Road: The Travels of Marco Polo

    Created September 20, 2010
  • Launchpad: Battle of Thermopylae

    Created August 31, 2010

    Japan attacks Pearl Harbor; U.S. declares war on Japan

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    Peace talks began between U.S. and North Vietnam

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    His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama born

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