China: A Cultural Heritage

You and your students will marvel at “The Great Wall Chart.” It is a six-foot long timeline, which illustrates, in full-color artwork, the dynasties of ancient China. There is also an octagon kite-making project, so your students can marvel at their own work, inspired by the great peoples of China. This portfolio places China’s art, drama, literature, philosophy, craftsmanship, and technology in chronological perspective. Color reproductions of Chinese artistic treasures from many dynasties introduce China’s cultural heritage. This portfolio includes a Study Guide with reproducible student activities. 4 Illustrated Broadsheet Essays: * Artists, craftsmen, techniques, materials * Chinese society, dress and behavior * Literature in poetry and prose * Search for harmony and tranquility: Religion in China 9 Primary Source Documents: * The Great Wall Chart, 6' full-color timeline of the dynasties, development, and details of China’s history * The Jade Burial Suit of Princess Tou Wan (color photograph) * A copy of the Analects of Confucius dating from the T’ang dynasty * “Thatched Cottage in the Western Mountains,” a handscroll painting by T’ang Yin (1466-1524) illustrating features of Chinese painting * “Admonitions of the Instructress to the Court Ladies,” full-color details of two panels from the scroll of Ku K’ai-chi * The “gates of the ghosts,” Chinese drama with color plate * A Cultural Revolution propaganda poster, “Down with Economism!” * Invention and discovery, Chinese achievement in technological development * The octagon kite, instructions for making a Chinese kite

Product type: Primary Source Portfolio
ISBN: 978-1-5669-6011-3
Author: Marjorie Norman
Copyright: 1973
Reading Level: Grades 6-9
Interest Level: Grades 6-9
Dimensions: 13 3/4" x 9 1/4"