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.
An eight-week series of Karen language lessons were pilot-tested and recorded in fall 2010 at Belle Sherman Elementary School in Ithaca. Weekly lessons were provided 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 and others can practice and learn. For 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|