2008 National Conference » Events

Treasure Book and Koinobori Crafts: Activity Session for Children 6 - 12 Years Old

Gina Medina-Gay, Elementary School Educator, Albuquerque Public Schools

Topic: Youth-Friendly
Date: Saturday, July 5, 2008
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Location: Capitol Foyer, 4th Floor

Young learners will use authentic materials to make a “treasure book,” which they may use as a journal and sketchbook to organize their thoughts and observations throughout the conference. Learners will also paint and construct a koinobori (carp kite,) traditionally used in Japan for the celebration of Children’s Day. This session will be led by an elementary school educator who researched and developed curriculum for the project Enduring Communities: The Japanese American Experience in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah. Educators attending this session will receive copies of curriculum when it is completed. This session is open to learners of all ages, but each young person must be accompanied by an adult.