What does an idealized image of society tell us? What does it hide?
This module, by Jane Hill, Ooltewah Middle School, was developed and utilized for a seventh-grade world history and geography class. It is designed to teach the Tennessee state social studies standard 7.03—"Summarize agricultural, commercial, and technological developments during the Song dynasties, and describe the role of Confucianism during the Song.” However, the module is suitable for a variety of social studies classes (grades sixth through ninth) that include Chinese history.
A lesson plan for middle school students designed specifically using this module, by Debbie Van Horn, Sapulpa Middle School, Sapulpa, Oklahoma.
An art lesson for elementary students, designed by Judith Dieckman, Tulsa, Oklahoma Public Schools. Students use the module to learn about the structure and cultural background of Chinese handscrolls and then create their own.
This unit includes interdisciplinary suggested activities and downloadable handouts for approaching this subject through skill sets applied across world history studies. Download student hand outs, discussion points, comparisons, and activities.
Introductory text that accompanies the Harvard digitized version of the scroll.
Provides background on Chinese painting.
Timeline overview of Chinese inventions and their introduction to Europe/America.