Delve into the history and culture of China! Research geography, inventions, or other aspects, then sculpt a symbolic display about this intriguing country.
Although it is the world's third-largest country in land area, China has the world's greatest population, with about 1.3 billion people. That means one out of every five people on Earth lives in China. China is also one of the oldest civilizations, with a culture that has existed for more than 5000 years.
Begin your study of this remarkable nation with research on China's geography (it is about the same size as the United States of America) to understand how its landscape and climates have influenced the country's history and development.
Learn about inventions created in China including suspension bridges, canal locks, levy and dike systems, oil derricks, spinning wheels, and umbrellas. What Chinese innovations can you find in the areas of science, medicine, and technology?
Visit a museum or Web site with a collection of ancient Chinese artifacts. Learn about the different dynasties and the artwork produced at those times. Explore the visual language of this rich culture found in carved and bronze casting work, calligraphy and scrollwork, architecture, and silk weaving.
Seek knowledge about the religious beliefs practiced throughout China's history. In what ways do Buddhism, Confucianism, and Daoism affect it?
Using white Crayola® Model Magic®, illustrate your research findings visually by creating a symbolic display that tells a few of the many stories of China. Mix Crayola Washable Markers into the Model Magic to create an array of colors.
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