Chinese "Junk" and Other Vessels

by  The Mariners' Museum

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The Chinese were famous for their “junk,” but probably not the type of junk you are thinking about. This program explores ancient China and the many vessels it used throughout history. Students will compare and contrast artifacts from The Mariners’ Museum and Park collection and make an origami boat.

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About This Program


Point to Point: $125.00
By Request: $125.00


30 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 2, 3

Minimum participants:

no minimum

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Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)

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The Mariners' Museum

Newport News, VA
United States

The Mariners’ Museum is located in Newport News, Virginia, but our educational reach extends far beyond our physical doors. Just as Man has used the sea to journey around the world for thousands of years, The Mariners’ now uses Interactive Videoconferencing to offer programming to schools across the country and around the globe.
The Mariners' Museum, one of the largest and most comprehensive maritime history museums in the world, houses a treasure trove of more than 35,000 items inspired by human experiences with the sea.

Harriet Smith

Program Details


1. Students identify China on a world map and different geographical features.
2. Students learn about ancient Chinese vessels.
3. Students participate in a paper folding activity and make their own boat.


1. Students will learn about the history and culture of ancient China.
2. Students will learn about ancient Chinese sailing vessels.
3. Students will explore the importance of water to ancient civilizations.

Standards Alignment

State Standards

Virginia History (2015):
3.2, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7