Author Ed Young and HHS student and ambassador for the U.S. China Strong Program, Emma Bowers visit Hillside
Chinese culture was brought alive for our third grade
students this week with a visit from two very special people. Hastings resident and world-renowned
illustrator and author Ed Young, and Emma Bowers, HHS student and ambassador
for the U.S. China Strong Program, gave a presentation about the history of
Chinese writing. What an amazing sight
it was to see a 40-foot scroll unfurl as Mr. Young used it to read his book,
Beyond The Great Mountains, A Visual Poem About China. Children were then able
to create their own Chinese words, and share their ideas with Mr. Young and Ms.
Bowers. A culminating activity was watching
lanterns that Mr. Young had carved out of paper bags come alive as they were
shown on the ceiling and walls! The goal
of Ms. Bowers as ambassador was to promote Chinese learning in America, a goal
this program certainly met!