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These papers go along with the Ancient China Art/Culture PowerPoint that I also have for sale. They include the ancient China chapter of the Art History book that I am writing for my classes, the fill-in-the-blank notes page for students to follow along while going through the lesson powerpoint, the teacher answer key for the powerpoint notes, the lesson plan, the project grading rubric, the chapter reading review worksheet, and a 25 question quiz over the lesson information.
This lesson was designed not only to talk about the art from the time period but to also give students an little overview of prehistoric/Egyptian culture. I have broken the lesson reading and notes into sections: Introduction, overview, time period concept, geography, daily life, painting, sculpture, architecture, religion, and technologies/inventions.
The first item is my Chinese chapter out of the art history book I am writing for my classes. It covers minimal review of prehistoric and Egyptian information before diving into the new Chinese material. I break each of my time periods down into culture concepts to make it easier for my student to remember the basics of a time period or culture. The introduction briefly discusses comparisons to other ancient cultures. The geography section discusses the country placement, use of land, and what made China powerful. In the Government section I talk about how the first emperor designed a government of officials to help him run the country. This lead to there being a test for these officials to become part of the Civil Service. In the Religion section I talk about the three major philosophies/religions that have shaped the core of Chinese thinking: Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism. They did have a mythology of mixed species Gods like other countries as well. In the painting section I write of the materials and reasons for focusing on nature as subject matter. Sculpture talks about how the Chinese differed from those surrounding countries and favorite materials. Architecture discusses the pagoda style and use of symmetry in their construction. I also discuss the Great Wall and Grand Canal. The Daily Life section discusses food, trade, housing, farming, clothing, schooling, superstitions, and women's rights. Technology and Inventions talks about some of the impressive and simple ideas the Chinese are given credit for such as boat riders, compasses, gunpowder, the saddle and stirrups, paper, etc.The People section lists and talks about some of the most famous people associated with ancient China (Qin Shi Huang, Sun Tzu, Confucius, Wu Zetian, Genghis Khan) There is lastly a section on what else is taking place in the world during this time frame. This jumps all over the world to cover famous people, events, and inventions. There are writing assignment questions to highlight information and test student recall interspersed throughout the sections. These are filled out on the Student reading review worksheet also included. (11 pages)
The next thing is the handout of guided notes going along with the powerpoint. There are underlined words or phrases throughout the handout that will need to be filled in as the students progress through the powerpoint. This hand out is broken down into the same sections as the reading chapter above. (5 pages)
The third item is the Chapter reading review worksheet to be filled in as the students read through the Chinese chapter. (questions are spaced out throughout the reading) (2 pages)
Next is the project grading rubric. For this unit I have students create watercolor landscapes. They must create the illusion of multiple perspective theories as well as design their own chop to sign their work. (example included in the powerpoint) (1/2 page)
The next item is the 25 question quiz over the lesson material. This is broken up into multiple choice, fill in the blank, and true or false. (3 pages)
Next is the lesson plan. This covers objectives, assessments, standards (according to ohio dept. of edu., materials needed, new vocabulary, introduction, procedures/order of activities, closure, adaptions, and extensions. (4 pages)
Lastly I have included the teacher's answer key to the guided notes just in case you did not purchase the powerpoint along with these materials. (5 pages)