This pack contains two units: The Mid-Autumn Festival or Moon Festival and Buying petrol in Cambodia
The Mid-Autumn Festival or Moon Festival is a Chinese celebration which traditionally marks the end of the harvest season. It is celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Lunar calendar each year and is the second largest Chinese celebration after Chinese New Year. In addition to China, the Moon Festival is celebrated by Chinese communities around the world. South-East Asian countries such as Vietnam, Singapore, Laos and Malaysia have very large Chinese communities. This set of three lessons looks at aspects of the Moon Festival and is suitable for K-6. This lesson sequence aligns to the Australian Curriculum English, cross curriculum priorities and general capabilities.
Cambodia, officially called the Kingdom of Cambodia, is situated in South East Asia and has a population of around 15 million people. The majority of these people live in the countryside. ‘Filling up’ in the countryside is far different from buying petrol at the service station. Motos pull to the side of the dusty, pot -holed roads to the roadside stall selling petrol. Here they purchase a recycled bottle filled with fuel. The average purchase is one litre. Fill, pay and leave in under 5 minutes! This unit is part of Trio’s Cultural Perspectives lesson series. It consists of two lessons, which are suitable for lower and upper primary grades and are particularly supportive for EAL students. The lessons can be taught in isolation or provide a cultural perspective when completing units on Asian countries e.g. Cambodia, fuel use in Asian countries, transport and the environmental footprint. All resources (lesson plans, online links, photographs and worksheets) are included.