Chinese Art Teacher Resources

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Chinese New Year

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th
Kung-hsi Fa-ts' ai! Enrich your Chinese New Year celebration with the resources in this collection. The wealth of materials include background information on the 15-day holiday, also know as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival,...
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Lunar New Year

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Although often called Chinese New Year, Chinese people refer to this holiday as Spring Festival or Lunar New Year. People in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, North Korea, South Korea, Singapore, and Vietnam also have traditions associated...
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Communicating Through Art: Drawing Conclusions About Culture Through Artifact Study in Ancient China

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders identify key aspects of Chinese culture displayed through art. Learners analyze the connections between themes in art and architecture and the reflections this offers on Ancient Chinese culture as they write about the...
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Asian Art

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Art from early China, Korea, and Japan is historically significant. Present these stunning images to your class, while you explain art movements that define traditional Chinese, Korean, and Japanese time periods and culture. Note: This...
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Ceramics Scientific Inquiry Through Chinese Art

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore, examine and study ceramics, a medium of historical importance to China. They review the advanced technology of the early Chinese civilization and are introduced to the scientific method of inquiry and make...
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Chinese Calligraphy

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore Chinese culture and Chinese calligraphy. In this Chinese calligraphy lesson, students create paintings using Chinese techniques. Students describe the differences in Chinese art and other culture's art. Students listen...
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Bronze: Scientific Inquiry through Chinese Art

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students examine the use of bronze and porcelain in Chinese art and commerce through in-class activities, role play events, and small-group discussions in this exciting Social Studies/Arts lesson.
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Realism In Chinese Art

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students examine the artistic terms realism and idealism through the study of Chinese art and artifacts in this lesson plan for the Social Studies classroom. Evaluation is accomplished through an in-class essay.
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The Power of the Image: Understanding Symbols in Buddhist Art

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students discuss symbolism in art, examine various images of compassion in Buddhist tradition, analyzing components of the concept, and then produce their own images of compassion through art.
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Jade: Scientific Inquiry Through Chinese Art

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students discover the uses of Jade in Chinese art and society through in-class discussions, group projects, and internet research. Additional enrichment activities are included.
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Chinese Art: Botanical Motifs

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students are introduced to Chinese Art and how artists used botanical motifs. They look at slides of motifs and then create a watercolor themselves. A functional motif will be created by them and they have to provide its meanings to...
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Heavenly Horse

For Students 5th - 12th
In this Chinese horse worksheet, students answer multiple choice questions and short answer questions about the horse in Chinese art. Students answer 26 questions and make their own horse.
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Imagining China Through Words

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create a drawing from a written description to examine images of China in European art. In this art analysis lesson, students create a visual image from a written description of an object. Students compare their image to the one...
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Unrolling the Landscape

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students create a landscape painting using traditional Chinese techniques. They review Chinese landscape paintings, paint an original landscape and write a poem to go with their picture.
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China, Korea and Japan… Designing for a Purpose

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students delve into Chinese, Korean, and Japanese art. In this geography lesson plans, students gain an understanding about the importance of form and function and design for a purpose in China, Korea and Japan cultures.
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Attitudes Towards Nature in Daoist Art

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students examine Daoist art. For this art appreciation lesson, students illustrate a poem, then create a second illustration in the Daoist fashion while focusing on depicting the harmonious relationship between humans and nature.
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Paper: Scientific Inquiry Through Chinese Art

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students create replicas of Chinese hanging scrolls in an attempt to understand the technology behind the creation and use of paper in Ancient China. This three-day lesson includes enrichment ideas.
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Cinnabar Boxes (a.k.a. Chinese Lacquer ware)

For Teachers 8th
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...
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Problem-Based Learning With Chinese Art

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners form small, cooperative learning groups, research a major Chinese dynasty and present their findings to the classroom in this multi-day lesson adaptable to many different age levels.
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Visual Arts Lesson: Pear-Shaped Bottle

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine how art from China arrived in Mexico during viceregal period, create blue monochromatic designs in wash by direct observation to illustrate simple objects from nature, and create vase or bottle shape that...
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Brushstrokes From West to East

For Teachers K - 6th
Students meld their ideas about art with the philosophy of the Chinese. They discuss each art project, discover the history and culture of each project in China. They create a tea ceremony and various Chinese art projects.
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Lesson: More Than a Dollar's Worth of Meaning

For Teachers K - 5th
The Chinese, Dish with the Eight Buddhist Emblems contains symbols and visual references for learners to explore. They search for Buddhist symbolism on the dish and then they use their observation skills to locate and explore the meaning...
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Geography and Culture of China

For Teachers 7th
Take out a map, a paper, a ruler, and those coveted colored pencils for a lesson on Chinese culture and geography. This is a multifaceted approach to basic geography skills that incorporate story telling, class discussion, primary source...
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Confucianism in a Changing Society

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...

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