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Abacus - all about this technology - a Golden Legacy curriculum - more friendly information
Aeoroplane or airplane - see Wright Brothers
Altair - see Stars and Constellations
Angel Island - see Chinese Immigrants to San Francisco
Anti-Chinese cartoon - The Chinese (anti-Chinese essay written in 1924, summarizing negative stereotypes)
Automobile history - 1903 cars (scroll down to the picture of Henry Ford) - The History of the Automobile in San Francisco
Aquila - see Stars and Constellations

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Barbara Allen - a recording and a full-text transcription
Boxer Rebellion - search Encarta Online - illustrated article from Small Planet histories
Buddha & Buddhism - an overview for teachers - for pictures go to Google and search Images for Buddha - overview for students

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Calendar - a short explanation - Lunar Calendar Golden Legacy Curriculum - convert your birthday into the Lunar Calendar
Calligraphy - Chinese masters , Appreciation of Chinese Calligraphy
Calligraphy - various types, Art of Chinese Calligraphy
Charlie Chan - movies and TV shows (list - Search under Character name)
Chess, Chinese
China - general - Fascinating Facts About China - includes abacus, technology, festivals
China - a map of Manchu China (go to Maps, Regional, Modern, China Manchu)
China - history - Condensed China (an overview) - a Thinkquest history of China from 1839 (beginning with the Opium Wars) - Empires Past - China
Chinatown (San Francisco) - history - San Francisco History by Subject (scroll down to Chinese) from the Museum of San Francisco
Chinese Americans - timeline
Chinese art - Art of China Homepage - see also Calligraphy
Chinese calendar - see Calendar above and Chinese zodiac below
Chinese cooking - recipes - Taste of China
Chinese Festivals
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Chinese folklore and folktales - a tea legend - Chinese Legends - The Monkey King
Chinese holidays and festivals (go to Moon festival) - Moon Festival - see also Moon
Chinese immigrants to San Francisco - overview - Angel Island, more on Angel Island - The Artillery of Heaven (PBS series summary on Chinese part in RR building)
Chinese immigrant law - anti-immigration laws - Chinese Exclusion Act (text) - Repeal (text)
Chinese kites - see Kites
Chinese language - listen to it! try the Sayings of Confucious - find out more
Chinese literature - poetry (includes recordings) - poems in the Tang tradition by a modern poet
Chinese religion & mythology - selected myths - Legends of China - see also Moon
Chinese inventions, science, medicine, technology - Ancient Chinese Technology - Chinese Inventions Lesson Plan - Chinese Inventions and Remedies - and another site on Chinese Inventions
Chinese zodiac
Classic of Changes or I-Ching (description) - The Book of Changes (translation with explanations)
Clothes - what Miss Whitlaw and Mr. Alger might have worn - actual photographs of the earthquake day, 1906 - photo of Chinese immigrants (and facts about the Gold Rush)
Confucious - biography - writings (select Full Text...then a book and a verse) - pictures with translations of his writing (read some!) - basic information for 6th grade
Constellations - see Stars and Constellations

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Dime Novel - historical background, cover graphics
Dirigibles - a short history
Dr. Fu Manchu - a list of the movies (search box is to the left) - the picture and text on this page will show you the stereotype which concerns Yep - and the full text of the original mystery - The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu (e-text)
Dragons - Here Be Dragons, in art, introduction to Chinese dragon - St.George and the Dragon (picture like Miss Whitlaw's) - stories of the Chinese Golden Dragon - Wu and the Storm Dragon (story)
Dumplings - see Chinese cooking - a folktale to explain their origins (Winter Festival Tale) - about dumplings in Chinese culture - recipe

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Earthquake - see San Francisco Earthquake of 1906
Enlighteners - Confucious and Lao Tse

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Feast of Pure Brightness - follow the link to Ching Ming, grave sweeping day
Foot Binding - a Golden Legacy curriculum - description with some pictures
Fung Joe Guey

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gingerbread cookies, gingersnaps
gingham - although you are looking at kitchen items, the fabric and prints are traditional gingham
glider - picture of the Wright brothers in an early glider
Gold Rush site from Oakland - primary documents from San Francisco Museum - Gold Rush (articles for students and lesson plans)
Golden Gate Park - traces history back to 1870

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Haiku poetry - The Art of Haiku Poetry - Haiku for People (many examples) - Do You Haiku (webquest)
the Highwayman - poem text
Horseless carriage - see Automobile

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Immigrants, immigration - see Chinese immigration to San Francisco
Inventions - Ancient Chinese Technology

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Kites - how to build your own - useful even though it is odd
Kites - Chinese - examples from a kite-making company - a history

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Laurence Yep, author - see Yep, Laurence
the Listener - see Chinese religion & mythology
Lyra - see Stars and Constellations

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Mah-Jongg - play it!
Manchu Dynasty
Middle Kingdom - see China - history
Milky Way - see Stars and Constellations
Moon guitar - a Google search in images for "Moon guitar" will yield several pictures of the ancient Chinese instrument - Moon guitar recordings are available from Amazon.com (not to be confused with modern groups!)
Moon  legends - the Story of Chang-O, The Moon Festival (includes 2 poems), Inside China Today: Moon Festival (launches commercial window that you should close) - The Mooncake Festival with the story of Chang-O - Moon Festival
Moon poetry - English and Chinese, with comments - China the Beautiful moon poems
Mythological Creatures - Encyclopedia Mythica
Mythology - see Chinese religion & mythology

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Nesbit, Edith or Ellen -author - the Phoenix and the Carpet (e-Text) - biography

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Old Ones - see Chinese religion & mythology
Opium - a photograph of a Chinese opium den
Opium Wars - go to HyperHistory, click on Events, then scroll on the right to Opium Wars. When you find it on the chart, click on the words Opium War.

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Phoenix - as a Christian symbol of rebirth - see also Mythological Creatures - simple telling of the story and relating the bird to Chinese mythology
The Phoenix and the Carpet - see Nesbit, Edith
Presidio

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Queue - read the Background section

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Railroad building in US history - Chinese role - The Artillery of Heaven (PBS series summary on Chinese part in RR building)
Rice farming, rice paddies - traditional methods and a Chinese myth
Rice paper
Roosevelt, Theodore (President) - 1904 campaign - visit an imaginary 1904 campaign site and learn about this colorful president by following the link icons.

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San Francisco, 1906 - history - street map
San Francisco Chinatown - historical information - see Chinatown
San Francisco earthquake of 1906 - description, damage photographs, panorama of the city after the earthquake - historical overview and pictures - Library of Congress photos and movies
Science - Ancient Chinese Technology
Simple Gifts - sound file
Sleepers - see Brotherhoods
St. George and the Dragon - see Dragons
Stars and Constellations
Stereopticon - sample slides
Stove King

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Tang dynasty - HyperHistory Online, then click on History, 500-1000, and click on the blue words and underlined words in the Tang section
Tang poetry - see Chinese literature
Taoism
Tea - look for Chinese Tea and The Tea Route - see also Chinese Folklore - you should also visit A World of Tea and look for the Yunnan Tea Report and articles such as "Milk or Lemon in Your Tea?"
Technology - Ancient Chinese Technology

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Vega - see Stars and Constellations

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Wright Brothers - an interactive site with a movie - & their airplane, how humans can fly!, Aviation The Science of Flight, First Flight - a simulated flight with the Wrights, Flight: A Virtual Adventure for Grades 3-6 (interactive learning adventure)
Wright Brother airplane - join a NASA team recreating the 1903 plane and flight, a site which includes templates for a glider-making challenge - See a drawing of a glider from the National Archives.

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Yep, Laurence - The Yep Page - The Teacher's Resource File

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Revised: June 16, 2000.
Copyright 1995 by Elizabeth Sky-McIlvain
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