Southeast Asian Cultures in Perspective

Southeast Asian Cultures in Perspective

by Don Nardo

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Southeast Asian Cultures in Perspective by Don Nardo

Southeast Asian Cultures in Perspective is an in-depth look at the different regional cultures of Southeast Asia with an emphasis on current culture. The young reader is presented with an overview of a variety of regional cultures that developed historically and analyzes how the cultural history shapes the Southeast Asian region's current culture. The book is written in a lively and interesting style, and contains the Southeast Asian region's languages, foods, music/dance, art/literature, religions, holidays, lifestyle, and most importantly contemporary culture in the country today. The book has been developed to address many of the Common Core specific goals, higher level thinking skills, and progressive learning strategies from informational texts for middle grade and junior high level students.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612285658
Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/01/2014
Series: World Cultures in Perspective Series
Pages: 63
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Region of Diversity and Dangers 6

Chapter 1 An Unforgettable Shared Experience 8

When People Work Together 13

Chapter 2 Family, Marriage, and the Home 14

Traditional and Modern Houses 20

Chapter 3 A Fantastic Mix of Faiths and Beliefs 22

Cao Dai and Other Vietnamese Faiths 28

Chapter 4 Vanishing Animals and Rainforests 30

Forest-Saving Efforts 38

Chapter 5 Common Foods and Dining Customs 40

The King of Fruits 47

Chapter 6 Sports and Other Leisure Activities 48

"Go Indonesian Badminton!" 53

Experiencing Southeast Asian Culture in the United States 54

Map 55

Timeline 56

Chapter Notes 57

Further Reading 59

Books 59

On the Internet 59

Works Consulted 59

Glossary 62

Index 63

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