Kites In China

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Most people agree that China was the birthplace of kites.
Kites have been flown in China for 2,000 years.
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At first they were made out of silk, but later the invention of paper made it easier to make kites.
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Kites have been used in China for sending messages, for building bridges, and for military reasons.
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Kites are a big part of Chinese life. People fly them in the squares and parks and on special occasions.


Links to school projects in China:
Mindge Elementary School - Changchun China
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Links to resources about kites in China:

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