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Research the songs that would be sung in a Chinese kindergarten. Prepare a tape of them for your class, including translations of the lyrics.

Find purslanes in your local grocery store. Look up a recipe for them, and sample what they taste like. Research what school life was like in...

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Research the songs that would be sung in a Chinese kindergarten. Prepare a tape of them for your class, including translations of the lyrics.

Find purslanes in your local grocery store. Look up a recipe for them, and sample what they taste like.
Research what school life was like in China before the Communist government came to power in 1949, and report on how this story would have been different if it had taken place then.

Assign sides to debate the ethics of what Uncle Chang does in this story. Is it right for him to allow the kindergarten children into the turnip patch to pick purslanes that no one was going to eat anyway, or is it just a case of needlessly endangering the turnips that he is supposed to protect?

Write a short story about the one memory of your early school experience that most closely resembles what happens in this story.

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