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The Lotus Seed

MSRP: $29.95
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Order Number: 126.0106
Format : DVD
Theme: Many cultures of unique attributes and heritage contribute to a multicultural, harmonius “whole society.”

When forced to leave her country, a young Vietnamese girl takes a lotus seed with her as a reminder of her past.

This book inspires LeVar to explore traditions and heritage passed down through generations when he meets young people from Vietnam, Yemen, Russia and South Africa who have recently come to the United States. Each retains unique attributes of their own heritage yet also contribute to a multicultural, harmonious society.

Author: Sherry Garland
Publisher: Harcourt Brace 

Field Trip
Segment Vietnam
– Vietnamese-born Bong Mai talks about her country and her family here in the U.S.
Yemen – Muslim Gamil Alkutiny speaks Arabic, goes to the Mosque, and talks about Yemen, his country of birth.
Russia – Russian born Arsenio Andreev talks about his family moving here to join his grandparents and about Russian food.
South Africa – South African Nombuyiselo Ntshingwa shares her experiences in being new to the U.S. and her native clothing, language, music and games.

Review Books:  I’m New Here by Bud Howlett; Halmoni and the Picnic by Sook Nyul Choi; Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say.

Click here for Language Arts Teacher’s Guide
Click here for English Language Learners Teacher’s Guide
Click here for Social Studies Teacher’s Guide

Click here for  Theme Lesson Plan -- "Cultures and Traditions"

Click here for Parent/Family Activity

Rights granted with purchase include: a) life of media audiovisual use, b) public performance and c) campus or building close circuit and video streaming.

Ideal for Grades: K -4
Duration: 30 minutes
Closed Captioned
Series #126

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