Chinese Bronze Vessels: A Ceramic Interpretation of a Historic Tradition
Students demonstrate a knowledge of a historic period (Shang Dynasty) and an appreciation of a different culture (Chinese) by making a ceramic container that is meant to hold something of value.
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Chinese Sculpture and the Afterlife/ Creating a Metaphorical Animal Sculpture or Vessel out of Clay
Students become familiar with the ancient Chinese beliefs concerning society and the afterlife. In this art lesson plan, students explain the purposes of Chinese tomb sculptures and Chinese bronze vessels and create an animal that is...
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Passing Down Family History Through Oral Tradition: Corridos
Students create and perform Corridos which are oral tradition ballads. In this Passing Down Family History Through Oral Tradition lesson, students interview family members using a predetermined list of questions. In addition, students...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Kung-hsi Fa-ts' ai! – A Chinese New Year Celebration
Looking for ideas for your Lunar New Year celebration? Check out an interdisciplinary unit of study that includes lessons in counting, calligraphy, culture, geography, literature, art, and music. Kung-hsi Fa-ts' ai! (May you become rich!)
K - 10th Social Studies & History
Recreating Chinese Bronze Vessels
Students are shown how to make Chinese Bronze Vessels using coil or slab-built clay ceramic techniques. They are given an overview of the history of Chinese Bronze Vessels and given examples. Students are shown photographs, and they take...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
The American Puritan Tradition and Dilemma: Part II
The second in a series of three lessons that examine how different writers explore the issues of individual freedoms and tolerance in America uses The Crucible as the anchor text. The focus here is what Miller has to say about the causes...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Confucianism in a Changing Society
A great lesson promotes thoughtful discussion, global perspectives, and links between economics and culture. Learners view four clips showing how Confucian teachings have shaped Chinese culture and how filial piety plays a role in...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History