Lesson 1: Finding the Wind in Everyday Life
The wind is so ubiquitous in most places that it isn’t always noticed. This lesson seeks out the wind and recognizes when it exists, both visually and by way of sound.
During the Five Dynasties Period (907-960/979) a kite maker named Li Ye attached a bamboo flute to the head of a paper eagle kite so that it would make music when the kite was flown and the wind blew on it. The kite then became known as fengzheng. Feng means “wind” and zheng refers to a traditional string instrument. The wind becomes present to us in many ways. We notice the wind when we see a kite fly, and if it makes a sound, we are doubly sure that it exists. Draw or describe ten other ways you know when the wind present. Post your response.