Why the Moon Wanes: Moon Journals
In this activity, observe the different moon phases, learn about the lunar calendar, and research some Hindu traditions and celebrations.
Objective: Students will discuss how our perceptions of other cultures, in this case Tibet, are subjective and colored by myths.
Content Standards (California):
HSS 9-12. Chronological and Spatial Thinking 2: Students analyze how change happens at different rates at different times; understand that some aspects can change while others remain the same; and understand that change is complicated and affects not only technology and politics but also values and beliefs.
HSS 9-12. Historical Research, Evidence, and Point of View.4: Students construct and test hypotheses; collect, evaluate, and employ information from multiple primary and secondary sources; and apply it in oral and written presentations.