A group of students from Middle School of the Kennebunks presented an evening of Chinese culture in the classroom. It was an interactive evening featuring information on Chinese culture during the school’s China Connections Night.
The event has been led by Fred Myers for over 20 years.
“China Connections allows the students to learn in an investigative and interactive way in addition to classroom studies. This is an interdisciplinary lesson where the students are not only learning about China in my class, but are also working on related projects in their Language Arts classes – it’s a great International Baccalaureate project,” he said.
The “Lucky Cat”, a common figure in China, was demonstrated and explained by Brooks Desrosiers.
“Colors associated with the cat all have meaning such as wealth and success and the calico cat is considered the luckiest of all,” Desrosiers said.
Chinese herbal medicine has been part of Chinese life for 5,000 years, For China Connections Night, it was researched by Tommy Lazos and Haley Moody.
“It’s still used today along with new methods,” Lazos explained. Moody added, “Ginseng is a very popular herbal remedy. It is usually grated, and sometimes added to tea. It’s a good remedy when you are sick.”