Keep the stories of the past alive

Keep the stories of the past alive

Great big story

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

• A rich tradition
• None is more intricate than that of the Miao
• To document their history, legends and culture
• It uses incredibly intricate stitching
• Some garments take years to complete
• Preserving this tradition is incredibly important

Strength and courage

Strength and courage

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage”. –Lao Tzu

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Lao-Tzu (also known as Laozi or Lao-Tze) was a Chinese philosopher credited with founding the philosophical system of Taoism. He is best known as the author of the Tao-Te-Ching, the work which exemplifies his thought. The name by which he is known is not a personal name but an honorific title meaning `Old Man’ or `Old Teacher’ and there has been countless speculation as to whether an individual by that name ever existed or whether Lao-Tzu is an amalgam of many different philosophers. The historian Durant writes, “Lao-Tze, greatest of the pre-Confucian philosophers, was wiser than Teng Shih; he knew the wisdom of silence, and lived, we may be sure, to a ripe old age – though we are not sure that he lived at all” (652). If he did exist, he is thought to have lived in the 6th century BCE. Read MORE

[Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
Inspire Me # 20

Inspire Me # 20

 

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Discover 100 Chinese treasures from the Palace Museum on Google Arts & Culture

Housed in the Forbidden City, the Palace Museum is one of the most visited art museums in the world.  From jade sculptures to dragon seals, immerse yourself in a collection that captures 6,000 years of China’s culture and history    HERE

 

Share The Sun

Share The Sun

 

[Goal Zero]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • Climb another first descent
  • Raising goats and sheep
  • Living in their yurts
  • Their kindness and hospitality is at a level that I’ve never seen before
  • A huge thank you
  • Solar generators, solar panels
  • Flash lights
  • It’s really exciting to be able to give these gifts to these families
  • And they were so appreciative, so happy
  • You can just feel the joy
  • We get to share the sun
  • Charge from the sun anytime
  • Loving life

During the summer of 2013, Mike Libecki, Ethan Pringle, Liv Sansoz, and photographer Keith Ladzinski headed for the Tian Shan Mountains. The remote range sits on the border of Kyrgyzstan and China and is home to several nomadic families. The Kyrgyz live and work in the high alpine herding animals during the summer months, then moving their herds back down to lower elevations for the winter.

The group was lured to the region by the massive untouched walls, and while there they were fortunate enough to experience the hospitality and culture of the Kyrgyz people. Mike had visited the area 13 years prior, so the region and its people held a special place in his heart. He brought with him gifts of power, solar panels and lights, thanking each villager for their kindness and generosity by Sharing the Sun.  Read more about  their efforts @ Share The Sun

Map of region :

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Every generation needs to pass on something

Every generation needs to pass on something

 [Great Big Story]

In a remote village in Guizhou Province, China, generations of artisans have been making handmade suits embroidered with tin. This is the only place in the world where this type of embroidery, called Miao embroidery, is done. After 500 years of tradition, the practice is disappearing. Long Nv San Jiu, a fourth-generation tin embroiderer, says she hopes to teach others this fine craft before it is lost to history forever.