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  • The Silk Roads in Central Asia, Showing Ancient Kingdoms and Empires 1

    From Silk To Oil

    Travel the deserts and mountain passes of Central Asia with From Silk to Oil: Cross-Cultural Connections Along the Silk Road. This book of global studies […]

  • Poem: Facing Snow 1

    Reading a Tang Dynasty Poem

    This lesson uses a poem by well-known Chinese poet Du Fu to illustrate the aesthetic principles of regulated verse and parallelism in Chinese poetry that […]

  • Three versions of the character “hu,” a pottery vessel used for holding water or wine. 1

    Tea, Wine and Poetry

    Qing Dynasty Literati and Their Drinking Vessels-詩酒茶情 清代製壺名家遺珍 Tea, Wine and Poetry—Qing Literati and Their Drinking Vessels documents the production of Yixing tea ware during […]

  • Polo Game - A mural of Tang Dynasty 2

    A Tang Newspaper

    With the participation of teachers from all over the U.S., the Teach China program develops multi-disciplinary curriculum units aligned with national standards. In July 2001, […]

  • Eillen Chang and 1940s Shanghai, China. 1

    Microcosm of 1940s Shanghai

    In this lesson, students will learn about 1940s Shanghai by reading and analyzing Eileen Chang’s short story “Sealed Off”. They will discuss change and continuity […]

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    Understanding Filial Piety

    This lesson will explore the Chinese value of xiao, or filial piety, through a discussion of selections from the Analects and Mencius and an activity […]

  • Naxi Dongba Script - the one and only living pictographic script in the world 3

    Naxi Dongba Script and Pictographs

    During this lesson, students will learn about the Naxi–one of China’s fifty-five ethnic minorities–as well as the Dongba religion. Students will experience Naxi culture through […]

  • Quote of Confucius about learning 1

    Confucius (孔夫子)

    子曰﹕學而時習之,不亦說乎? Zǐ yuē, “xué ér shí xí zhī, bù yì yuè hū?” The Master said, ‘Is it not a pleasure, having learned something, to try […]

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    A Brief History of Chinese Poetry: Classical to Contemporary

    The main goal of this lesson is to show students how art reflects the ideas and culture of a particular time and place through the […]

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    Environmental Roots and the Tree of Modern China

    This lesson will introduce students to environmental issues in contemporary China and have them approach and analyze these issues from the perspective of three different […]