Lesson Plan

Finding Meaning in the Badge

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Children who are three to five years old study two rank badges from the Qing dynasty to develop an understanding of social rank, language skills, and symbolism. The lesson is discussion-based and requires learners to compare and contrast rank symbols from long ago with those commonly seen today.

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  • Engaging in discussion at an early age can prime learners for the rigors of critical thinking and interpersonal communication needed later in life
  • Images, a weblink, and background/historical information are included
  • It may be a good idea to incorporate some type of culminating activity to help more visual learners understand the concepts in the lesson