July 27, 2011

Connecting Chinese Language and Arts

From http://asiasociety.org/education/chinese-language-initiatives/arts-inquiry

The Arts as Inquiry
By Heather Clydesdale

When students of Chinese explore art in conjunction with language, they not only have fun, they unravel abstract concepts, deepen cultural understanding, and build language proficiency. There are many ways to enliven lessons, whether by encouraging students to create their own masterpieces, or by helping them investigate and analyze artworks in museums or online collections.

Read about some ideas for integrating the arts and language, and see a list of resources for early civilization units at http://asiasociety.org/education/chinese-language-initiatives/arts-inquiry

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