Kites In China

World Map of China
Most people agree that China was the birthplace of kites.
Kites have been flown in China for 2,000 years.
At first they were made out of silk, but later the invention of paper made it easier to make kites.
Kites have been used in China for sending messages, for building bridges, and for military reasons.
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
Links to resources about kites in China: