Program Flyer: Tomb Culture of Ancient China

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Content Provider
Contact Information
Diane Cizek
11150 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH  44106
Phone: (216) 707-2468
Program Title
Tomb Culture of Ancient China
Program Type
Individual Program
Program Rating
   based on 21 evaluation(s).
Target Audience
Education: Grade(s) 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Adults
Maximum Number of Participants
30 suggested
Minimum Number of Participants
Primary Disciplines
Social Studies/History, Fine Arts, Foreign/World Languages, Language Arts/English, Technology/Information Science
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.
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
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State/Regional Standards to which this program aligns
Program Length
50--60 minutes
Program Cost
By Request: $145.00
By Request Premium: $130.00
Program Fee Notes
Purchase orders are due within 10 days of registration. Payment is due in full within 30 days of receiving the invoice. Invoices are sent upon program completion.
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.
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Program Delivery Mode(s)
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