SEAP Outreach has created the Burma/Karen Project in response to the surge of requests for information and training about Burma and ethnic groups such as the Karen, who make up the bulk of the in-coming Southeast Asia refugee population in upstate New York and many other communities in the U.S.
We are committed to providing educational resources on Burma and its many ethnic groups through our lending library and the Burma/Myanmar Explorer Box—a traveling culture kit of objects for use by teachers and community organizations. We also offer professional development workshops for teachers and presentations for community groups and businesses that focus on cultural and historical background.
In fall 2010, we held an 8 week program at Belle Sherman Elementary School in Ithaca, providing weekly Karen language lessons to all of the Kindergaten and First Grade classes. The lessons from each week are posted here as a pdf with audio so that teachers, parents, and students can practice and share what we have been learning. We plan to develop these lessons into a model for other schools to use. For instant access to the lessons, click here to be redirected to webpages corresponding to each lesson. You can also download th eattachments below; just right-click (control-click for mac users) on the attachments to save them to your desktop.
|Week 1 - Greetings||1.77 MB|
|Week 2 - Numbers||878.77 KB|
|Week 3 - Numbers with Song||2.06 MB|
|Week 4 - Body Parts and Simon Says||5.19 KB|
|Week 5 - Words and Rhyme (mango and body parts)||3.65 MB|
|Week 6 - Head Shoulder Knees and Toes||1.52 MB|
|Week 7 - Colors in Karen||1.89 MB|
|Week 8 - Thank You Song||4.16 MB|