Students are able to study the history of ancient China through the eyes of modern archaeologists as they discover 6,000 years of Chinese regional arts and culture dating from 5,000 BCE to 1,000 CE. In presenting archaeology and recent excavations in China, teachers are also able to use many cross-curricular activities that incorporate visual arts, social sciences, sciences, mathematics, music, literature, world religions, and drama. The following activity is a visual arts and social science lesson based on the excavation of Prince Liu Sheng’s tomb.
Students demonstrate mastery of narrative content and develop vocabulary by supplying words deleted from a text of "The Monkey King" story and through an expository writing activity summarizing the "Monkey King" story. Includes a shadow puppet extension activity.