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ENGLISH HOME LANGUAGE

Grade 4

Children like me

Module 14

About children in some other countries

Children all over the world are similar and yet very different too .

Activity 1

To read about children in other countries [lo 3.1.2]

Let us take a look at some children from different countries and find out if this is true.

When you have finished reading about the children, you will need to complete a table to help you remember the information.

THAILAND

Traditionally, young men in Thailand spend some time studying to become Buddhist monks. They are called novices and some spend only a few weeks at the temple, while others choose to be monks for the rest of their lives.

In the temple, the novices spend time meditating on the teaching of Buddha.

Thai Buddhist monks wear flowing, saffron-coloured robes. The robes are made of two pieces of cloth, worn with a sash around the waist. The novices have their heads and eyebrows shaved once a month. Their hair may not grow more than 2cm long.

One young novice says that he likes being barefoot as it is necessary to take off your shoes for eating and praying and he never remembers where he has put his sandals. He has no toys, but likes to play soccer with the other novices and may watch television once a week, but does not really like TV. There are many cats at the temple, but he prefers dogs.

ISRAEL

If you are a Jew, you believe in one God and live your life according to rules laid down in the Jewish holy book, which is called the Torah. It contains 613 commandments, which include which kinds of food Jews should eat.

Jewish children learn Hebrew even though they might speak English. On Friday evenings the boys and men go to the synagogue (meeting place) to worship and study religious texts. The girls and women prepare the special Shabbat meal at home. On the Shabbat, they must not do any work or switch on electrical equipment. They may bath, but must not wash their hair.

Their religion teaches that boys must keep their hair short. The boys and men wear a small cap called a kippah on the back of their heads, kept on with clips.

One typical Jewish boy in Israel says he likes to wear running shoes except when it is really cold and then he wears boots. He loves playing on the computer and his favourite lessons are gymnastics and religion. When he grows up he would like to be a computer engineer.

INDIA

The religion followed by many Indians, is Hinduism. Hindus believe that the spirit of God is in everything in the world – animals, plants and humans. It is wrong to hurt any living thing. When a person dies, their soul returns inside the body of another person or animal. This is called reincarnation.

Indian women wear saris, which are a long piece of cloth wound round the body and draped over the shoulder. It is worn over a short blouse.

One young Indian girl has a pet goat. She doesn’t like dogs as she thinks they will bite her. She walks to school and enjoys her lessons, especially the ones about Mahatma Ghandi as she considers him to have been a great man.

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
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da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
revolt
da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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Source:  OpenStax, English home language grade 4. OpenStax CNX. Sep 18, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11092/1.1
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