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A day in ancient China – Food, Costumes

By |2018-04-18T23:18:06+00:00June 9th, 2017|China, Crafts|

An enslaved woman dancer from the Han Dynasty If you're a teacher, parent, or day camp counselor thinking of spending a week or so on ancient China, here are some ideas other people have found useful: Clothes: For boys, loose cotton pants in blue or black, and a matching cotton jacket; pajamas may [...]

Food in ancient China – rice and tea

By |2019-01-23T20:33:31+00:00June 6th, 2017|China, Food|

Chinese food Chinese food: rice Rice was the first grain that people farmed in China, and rice is such a basic food in China that the Chinese words for "cook" and "eat" both include the word for "rice". At first people picked wild rice. But people were farming rice along the Yang-tse River [...]