Tuesday, August 10, 2010
The Mongols and the overthrow of China
Today's lesson was about the overthrow of China. The Mongol's came down from the north and took over an area that was HUGE, even in contrast to the Roman empire some hundreds of years before. Their empire didn't last long, (less than a hundred years) but they did put a Mongolian king on the thrown of China.
Our craft today was a paper lantern. One of the kids in class was asking about how they put a candle inside the hanging paper lanterns that the Chinese made and I could not for the life of me figure it out! Does anyone know? I couldn't find any clues online either, for every craft that includes the lanterns is either sitting around a candle holder that is on a table or without the fire altogether. No hanging paper 'lanterns' with lanterns!
They sure did turn out cute! :)