Bầu Cua: An Interactive PowerPoint Culture Quiz on Vietnam’s Lunar New Year

Hello Lunar New Year 2021!

In this first sharing of the Year of the Ox/Buffalo, I’d like to introduce you to the Bầu Cua family board game.

Bầu Cua (Bottle Gourd – Crab) is probably one of the most entertaining gambling games on Vietnam’s New Year. The original paper game looks like this:

Based on its six elements and the dice use, I’ve designed an interactive PowerPoint that we can use in our (digital) classrooms, teaching students important cultural information about Tết – Vietnam’s Lunar New Year.

At each turn, Teacher will roll the dice (click play and then pause the dice video) to decide students’ choices.

After the rolling, students will choose an appropriate color, answer the question on the slide and receive a surprise gift.

Teacher should click the Red Envelope to reveal the gift.

Teacher can modify the gift by moving the red envelope and double-click on the text to edit it.

I hope this Bầu Cua PowerPoint can bring fun to your class on the first days after the Tet festival.

With best wishes for your online/remote teaching,

The Thankful Teacher

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