Teachers who travel often wonder what they can bring back to benefit their students that will not cost much and be easy to carry—the China Box seems at first glance like just such a collection acquired on some lucky teacher’s travels. Here are maps and books and small toys—and slides, of course, and chopsticks, and more. Oh, that we all should be so lucky! Tucked in the bottom of the box is China Talk: A Handbook for Teachers, Librarians, and Parents by Steven I. Levine. The handbook turns this assortment of inexpensive, everyday items from contemporary China into a true treasure.
The China Box and China Talk