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After Performance

After the Performance: 

*Using a map of China, locate the places where the dances in the program came from.

*Turn and talk to a classmate about their

reactions to the performance. What did they notice  or remember that you had not?

*Have a classroom discussion about what the students discovered.



What’s your sign?


The Chinese calendar is based on a 12-year cycle with each year named for a different animal. If 2020 is the Year of the Rat, have students determine under which sign or animal they were born. Have each student list his or her animal’s characteristics on the calendar. It is said that a person shares characteristics with the animal associated with the year in which one was born. Ask each student to the review the animal’s characteristics and write a short essay that uses various aspects of his or her personality to either support or disprove this theory.


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