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Country in Focus:
Gail Skroback Hennessey
What do you know about China?
Learn about the country of China with this informative web quest!
* Photograph of pagodas from Gail Hennessey
* Photograph of terra cotta soldiers from Gail Hennessey
1. In 1974, farmers digging a new well made an amazing discovery. They found the burial tomb for the first emperor of China,Qin Shi Huang. Over 8000 life-sized soldiers have been unearthed. At one time, they were all colorfully painted but the color has faded since being exposed to light. What is unusual about the terra cotta soldiers?_____What else has been discovered in the pits outside of the city of Xian?______________ What is terra cotta?____________ Find the answers at this link:http://www.ducksters.com/history/china/terracotta_army.php
2. Because the Chinese word for fish is similar to the word for plentiful, the fish has become an important symbol for Chinese New Year. What are 2 fruits that are eaten during Chinese New Year? ______________What is believed these two fruits provide?____________ What number is considered bad luck and why? ________________________The color red is considered to be good luck. What is considered good luck to hear on New Year's Day?___________Find the answers at this link:http://www.gailhennessey.com/index.shtml?chinesenewyear.html
The complete web quest has 10 informational questions,several fun Facts about China, comprehension questions and the key.Click here to purchase:Country in Focus: China(Webquest, Extension Activities)