Saturday, March 19, 2016

Field Museum Releases Educator Toolkit

Studying Chinese history? Chicago's Field Museum has a terrific online exhibit organized around specific themes in Chinese history.

For example, students can learn about China's major belief systems--Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism--through art and objects.
In another section, students can examine different maps and draw conclusions about audience, purpose, and bias.
The museum developed pdf's for each of the themes.  Each pdf contains links and lesson ideas for the theme. The lesson on religion, for example, contains links to the museum's galleries on the different religions.

Other themes in the exhibit include the Silk Road, scholar officials, science, and language.

The exhibit corresponds to one of the museum's permanent exhibitions, the Cyrus Tang Hall of China, which can be visited in person by Chicago-area classrooms, or accessed digitally around the world for free.

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