Sunday, May 12, 2013

International Dinner: Korea


You know the school year is coming to a close when it's time for International Dinner, a fun annual event with our South Delta friends. Serena is on her Taekwondo streak these days, so Korea was her apparent country of choice.

It was interesting to learn about the history behind the division of North and South Korea. BrainPOP has some great resources on the Korean War and communism; Serena always enjoys the Tim & Moby videos which manage to explain difficult concepts in a concise and fun manner.
The best part of International Dinner is always the galore of food we get to sample from different countries. This year there were a great many dishes from South America and Europe. We made Japchae, a Korean dish of sweet potato noodles and vegetables, flavoured with sesame oil, sugar and soy sauce.

For her presentation, Serena shared her passion for Taekwondo with the audience and demonstrated four Taekwondo Poomsae, the patterns she has learnt so far from white belt to her current camouflage belt.

Resources:
"A True Book: South Korea" by Tara Walters
"A True Book: North Korea" by Tara Walters
"Global Hot Spots: North Korea" by Clive Gifford
"Country Explorers: South Korea" by Jennifer A. Miller
"Welcome to South Korea" by Karen Kwek & Johanna Masse

2 comments:

  1. Well done .The food look yummy.
    Was it as good as it looks???
    Love Nanny & Papa

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  2. Awesome work Serena! I loved your poster project and your costume!!

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