Folklife Resources for Educators
Materials Related to China
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The World at the Fair: Experiences of the 1893 Columbian Exposition
by University of California, Los Angeles History and Information Studies Departments
Curriculum materials with lesson plans and activities that introduce secondary school students to a variety of historical and anthropological issues related to the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The site includes primary source materials such as maps, photos, posters and articles from the late 19th century that allow students to analyze questions related to the event, including how different cultural groups and nations were exhibited and displayed on the fairgrounds and how this affected American attitudes towards immigration at the time. It also has three lesson plan modules for students: 1) Globalization Lesson Plan - China at the Fair; 2) Technology Lesson Plan - Electricity at the Fair; and 3) Anthropology Lesson Plan - Anthropological Exhibits at the Fair and the Midway. The curriculum materials address national standards for History and Educational Technology.
|Grade Level: 9-12
||Curriculum: Science; History and Social Studies; Geography; Art and Culture
|Resource Type: Primary sources; Lesson plans; Activities
|Subjects: Maps in education; Culture; Immigrants; Emigration and immigration; Exhibitions; Indians of South America; Festivals; Ethnic groups; Ethnic arts; United States--Social life and customs; China--Social life and customs; Indians of North America; Electricity; Anthropology; History; Museums--Curatorship
Geographic locations: United States; South America; China
UCLA History Department
Los Angeles CA 90095-1473
Silk Road Encounters Education Kit
by Silk Road Project
Teacher's guide (48 p. PDF) and sourcebook (48 p. PDF) that explore the diverse yet interrelated topics of trade, art, music, religion, history, and geography along the Silk Road to supplement classroom materials for students from elementary through high school. The teacher's guide has six lesson plans: 1) The Silk Roads Big Map; 2) Creating a Three-Dimensional Timeline; 3) Trading in the Silk Road Cities; 4) Belief Systems of the Silk Road; 5) Musical Innovation along the Silk Roads; and 6) Treasures of the Silk Roads.) Activities tiered for different educational levels accompany the lessons. A sourcebook provides background information for the lessons on the geography, history, belief systems, arts, music, and the travel of ideas and techniques along the Silk Road.
Silk Road Project
20 Westminster Street
Providence RI 02903