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elementary lesson plans

A New York City elementary school student created this after being inspired by Australian Aboriginal art.
Patterns from Nature
Discover Australia, its unique geography and animals, and Aborigine culture through this art-based lesson plan. more
Each player should have 12 pebbles in three piles.
Nim: A Game Played All Over the World
A two-player game said to originate in China, but is played throughout the world. Children practice simple math and gets an enjoyable introduction to strategy. more
Sometimes, Vietnamese children use a small piece of fruit in place of a ball. Photo: Grace Norman.
Truyen-Truyen: A Vietnamese Game
This game of jacks teaches counting and hand-eye coordination skills...and it's good for lots of laughs! more
Part of a 6th century cave painting along the silk road showing a celestial musician. Image: Maijishan Caves Art Research Institute.
Music from the Silk Roads
World music, pattern recognition, and simple math come together in this hands-on activity. Young students learn about a popular instrument found along the Silk Roads, from China to the Middle East. more
A Chinese paper cut out of a mouse, one of twelve zodiac animals. Credit: iStockPhoto.
Chinese Cut Outs
Teach children about an important Chinese invention: paper! Learn about the history of paper and its many uses (some quite surprising). The lesson concludes with a paper cut-out activity. more
Book by John Major, illustrated by Stephen Fieser.
Trade Along the Silk Roads
Students create an illustrated atlas of trade goods along the Silk Roads. more