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Teaching China with the Smithsonian

Explore Chinese art, history, and culture in the classroom

Welcome! Teaching China with the Smithsonian supports educators everywhere in engaging and inspiring students through the exploration of Chinese art, history, and culture. Discover the richness of one of the world’s oldest civilizations through featured museum objects, videos of art-making traditions, and supporting resources that link art to world history, social studies, and language arts. Focusing on artworks can highlight key curricular themes, enhance cultural competency, and unveil endless paths for inquiry. Thank you for teaching China with us!

Getting Started Guide:  How to Look at Objects

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