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Program Flyer: Tomb Culture of Ancient China

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Content Provider   Cleveland Museum of Art  2007-08, 2008-09 Honorable Mention, 2009-10, 2010-11 Honorable Mention, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14
Contact Information   Dale Hilton
11150 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH  44106
United States
Phone: (216) 707-2491
Fax: (216) 421-9277
Program Type   Individual Program
Program Rating      based on 16 evaluation(s).
Target Audience   Education: Grade(s): 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adults
Maximum Number of Participants   30 suggested
Minimum Number of Participants   1
Primary Disciplines   Fine Arts, Foreign/World Languages, Language Arts/English, Social Studies/History, Technology/Information Science
Secondary Disciplines   Gifted & Talented
Program Description   Students will be introduced to selected objects found in ancient Chinese tombs as a way of surveying history from the late Neolithic (3,000 BC) era to the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD).These objects reveal the contents of ancient tombs and shed light on similar types of items used for daily life. In addition these tomb goods—ritual vessels, figurines and musical instruments—represent exemplary workmanship in jade, bronze, and ceramics. Working methods with these materials are also explored.
Program Format   1. Introduction of Neolithic culture.
2. Interactive discussion of concept of afterlife.
3. Examples of ancient Chinese objects and the materials and techniques used to create them.
4. Interactive discussion and examples of the relationship of court life to tomb goods.
5. Writing Chinese characters interactivity.
6. Disussion of Tang Dynasty ceramics.
Objectives   1. Students will be able to describe the concept of the afterlife and explain why tombs were repositories for valued objects.
2. Students will be able to identify various periods of Chinese history, such as the Shang and Tang Dynasties.
3. Students will be able to identify several types of materials and techniques used by ancient Chinese artisans to construct useful objects and grave goods.
4. Students will be able to discuss the continuity of Chinese tomb culture over several centuries.
National/Common Core Standards to which this program aligns   Please refer to posted Teacher Materials
Program Length   50--60 minutes
By Request   This program is available by request ONLY
Program Cost   By Request Cost: $135.00
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Cancellation Policy   Groups canceling 48 hours in advance or due to school closings may reschedule programs at no additional cost. There are no refunds on scheduled programs. All rescheduling is subject to availability. For cancellations, please call 216 707-2688.
Is recording allowed?   No
Program Delivery Mode(s)   Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Minimum Technology Specifications for sites connecting to this provider   Schools will dial into the CMA Distance Learning studios.

ISDN calls must be bridged.

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