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Jade Snow Wong: Crafting a Chinese American Identity

Lesson: Watch and discuss the film Jade Snow Wong to understand the cultural conflicts experienced by Chinese American women during the 1930s-40s and how similar tensions still exist today.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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The Art and Science of Jade Snow Wong’s Work

Lesson: Students will 1) learn some of the hallmarks of Wong’s ceramics and enamels; 2) gain a general understanding of the ceramics- and enamel-making processes; and 3) understand some of the scientific processes involved in art.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Jade Snow Wong: Drawing Together Her Many Influences

Lesson: Students will 1) become familiar with Wong’s artistic style and recognize how an artist can have many influences and sources of inspiration; 2) use compare-contrast skills in discussing artwork from different cultural contexts; and 3) practice online research skills, presentation skills, and working in groups.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

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Obata-Inspired Poetry

Students will practice close looking and writing skills through crafting poems inspired by Chiura Obata’s natural landscapes.

GRADE LEVEL: Early Elementary School (K-3), Elementary School (4-5), Middle School (6-8)

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Make an Orihon (Japanese Accordion Book)

Activity: In the following activity, you will make your own orihon to use as a journal. What stories might you record in it?

GRADE LEVEL: Early Elementary School (K-3), Elementary School (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Jade Snow Wong: Breaking the Mold

Lesson: Students will 1) understand how Wong was viewed by her community as a rebel in her choice of career and in her artistic style; 2) practice using compare/contrast skills to identify the hallmarks of art from the Qing and Song dynasties, to understand how Wong’s work was initially judged; and 3) hone discussion skills through the use of Project Zero’s Artful Thinking Routines.

GRADE LEVEL: Early Elementary School (K-3), Elementary School (4-5), Middle School (6-8)

Teacher Packet

Bernice Bing

Biography and lesson plans

GRADE LEVEL: Early Elementary School (K-3), Elementary School (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
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Design a Sari

Did you know there are over 100 ways to wear a sari? How a sari is draped can tell you about the occasion, the regional origin, and maybe even the social status of the wearer. Learn about two styles of Indian sari and then design your own on the provided template.

GRADE LEVEL: Early Elementary School (K-3), Elementary School (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Ancient Temples of Nara, Japan

Explore Nara’s ancient Buddhist art and architecture.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond