Dragons Of China And Japan
Students create drawings of dragons that could be found in the art of Japan or China. The lesson involves two-days of instruction and leads to student examples of dragons four-times larger than the originals.
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Creating a Mon-Japanese Family Crest
Students gain an understanding of the importance of family continuity in Asian society. In this art lesson plan, students create a personal or family crest using the mon design to create a print block and print a copy of the design on...
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Cinnabar Boxes (a.k.a. Chinese Lacquer ware)
Eighth graders explain the historical process of lacquer ware, list the characteristics of lacquer ware, and identify objects made of cinnabar, including their usage. For this cinnabar boxes lesson plan, 8th graders apply the process of...
8th Visual & Performing Arts
Teaching Through Kamishibai and The Art of Chinese Calligraphy
Young learners discover kamishibai, a popular Japanese storytelling art, and explore how these Japanese folktales illustrate the country's cultural themes and values through discussion and storyboarding.
2nd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Korea: An Introduction to the Land of Morning Calm
Students explore the culture of South Korea. In this South Korea lesson, students read several Korean folk tales. Students conduct research to create travel brochures that feature South Korea and its culture. Students then perform skits...
7th - 8th Social Studies & History
The Yuan (Mongol) Dynasty and the Rise of the Ming
Facts about the Mongol Dynasty are numbered in this short informational instructional activity. After reading the facts, learners are presented with four critical questions that they research with the use of the three resources provided.
4th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts
Recreating the Tomb of Prince Liu Sheng of Zhongshan
Middle schoolers will have a wonderful time recreating the tomb of Prince Liu Sheng of the Han Dynasty. They'll research and discuss the politics and religion of the era, as well as how archaeologists infer what the past was like, based...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Storytelling: Using the Arts to Enrich the Curriculum...
Students explore the art of storytelling and stories from various cultures. Students experience Japanese and Chinese culture as well as Greek mythology. Students create and present their own Greek mythology topic to the class.
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts