Residency: Ancient China (K-8)


Students will explore values, ideas, beliefs, and traditions of the ancient Chinese civilization through legends, folktales, music, and hands-on art. They will examine Chinese history and culture, and across time and space compare them with their own culture.


The residency culminates in a student performance and an art display.


The cultural topics may include:

  • Geography of China
  • Chinese New Year
  • Giant Panda and Chinese ecology
  • Dragons in Chinese folklore
  • Qin Shi Huangdi, the First Emperor, and the Great Wall
  • Chinese inventions
  • Chinese writing system and calligraphy
  • The origin of sericulture
  • Confucianism and Taoism

Motoko Dworkin

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