Vietnam Educator's Guide Activity: Holidays
Educator Guide Activity: Holidays
The Mid-Autumn Festival originated as a harvest celebration but has been transformed into a holiday largely for children.
- Ask students to recall the features of this holiday (masks, toys, lanterns) from their visit to the exhibition.
- Research the origins and current practices of some holidays in the United States. What features do they share with Vietnam’s Mid-Autumn Festival?
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This activity, designed as a follow-up to a visit to the museum's Vietnam: Journeys of Body, Mind & Spirit exhibition, examines the country's Mid-Autumn Festival.
- The activity begins by asking students to recall what they learned about the Mid-Autumn Festival during their museum visit.
- They first list features of the holiday, such as masks, lanterns, and toys.
- Then, they research the origins and current practices of some holidays celebrated in the U.S. and discuss the features they share with Vietnam's Mid-Autumn Festival.
Less than 1 period