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Symbols and Trading Cards

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A silk rank badge was a symbolic emblem worn by high officials during the Qing Dynasty. Your class will get a chance to examine the details, symbolism, color, and design of such a badge as they make their own symbolic trading cards. Mandarin Duck Rank Badge is used to inspire the investigation, and from there learners will choose symbols to research as they make their trading cards.

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  • The resource includes several very nice images
  • Multiple ways to engage the class in research are included
  • If paired with a poem from the time, this could become a very dynamic lesson on symbolism
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