Sometimes the best conversations happen out of the blue on FAcebook, this is one of them I made a comment how some people don’t google potential employees to which many people responded with different and very inconsistent policies on hiring and social media. Miguel Guhlin makes a lot of sense that we need consistent policies.
If you are teaching about sustainability, environment, or politics, you should share about what is going on at the Rio +20 conference June 20-22. Here are some lesson plans that you can use relating to this conference.
June 20-22 is the Rio+ 20 conference where delegates from around the world meet with the UN Committee on Sustainable energy. For those who care about good stewardship of this beautiful planet this is is an event to note.
I created a set of Qu Yuan resources on TES. If this is your expertise, you may want to also create some resources here.
If you want to discuss the Dragon Boat Festival and cover the legend of Qu Yuan, here are some translated poems. This poem “Li Sao” the Lament is one of the best known poems he wrote. If you’re just curious, it is a fascinating read.
“A prince am I of ancestry renowned,
Illustrious name my royal sire hath found…”
The San Francisco International Dragonboat festival is an example of the many dragonboat festivals that happen around the US.
The fifth day of the fifth moon, this festival is stated to commemorate the death of poet Qu Yuan. They drop sticky rice wrapped in triangles into the water for him to eat in the afterlife. When the locals rowed out to retrieve his body, they say this became the origin of Dragon Boat Racing. There are many other theories and this article does a nice job of outlining them. This is a great cross curricular exploration that has poetry, history, culture intertwined.
The Dragon Boat festival is June 23 this year. This is a lesson plan and has some videos about the Dragon boat festival. It has one of the longest histories of any festival and is being celebrated in more and more cities each year.
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