1. Pre-Lesson: Introduction to the Penn Museum
2. A brief look at China
3. The cultural power of animals
4. Let's talk about horses!
5. Let's talk about lions!
6. Let's talk about dragons!
7. Post-program: Design your own legendary creature
8. Conclusion and questions
Big Question: What is the importance of different animals in Chinese culture?
By the end of this lesson, students should be able to…
• Describe the significance of horses, lions, and dragons in Chinese culture.
• Draw inferences on the meaning of different animals in Chinese culture by closely examining various artifacts.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.1.RI.1 -- Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.1.RI.7 -- Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.2.RI.7 -- Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.3.RI.1 -- Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.3.RI.7 -- Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.4.RI.1 -- Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.4.RI.7 -- Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it a
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.RI.7 -- Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.K.RI.1 -- With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.K.RI.7 -- With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the text in which they appear (e.g., what person, place, thing, or idea in the text an illustration depicts).
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