Take a look at what we have done to help others learn about Chinese culture.
Traveling Trunk Chinese Artifact Kits
Responding to the needs of local area schools, the Confucius Institute at Mason collaborated with social studies administrators in local public schools to create supplemental teaching resources about China.
The Confucius Institute at Mason created Chinese artifact kits which each included 23 artifacts that represented key inventions of ancient China, ranging from abacus, porcelain and silk to replica bronze vessels, kites and bamboo books. Each kit included a Teacher's Resource Guide, Classroom Activity Handout Guide, posters, music CDs and laminated photo cards to provide elementary school students and teachers with authentic learning resources about China.
A total of 10 kits were donated to Fairfax, Arlington, Prince William and Washington D.C. public schools in 2011 and have been enthusiastically received by classrooms. Social studies coordinators report that the Chinese artifact kits are booked solidly throughout the school year by elementary school teachers and have enabled them to bring authentic learning resources into their classrooms.