China at Harewood

Introduction

The House and this learning journey offer a valuable opportunity and resource to study the history of Chinese and Chinoiserie items at Harewood House in the 18th and early 19th centuries. It is also possible to use this collection to investigate western attitudes towards China, especially in the Chippendale furniture inspired by Chinese designs. Pupils can also study and experience the geography of China, and learn more about Chinese history and culture.


Curriculum Links:


KS1 & 2 Art and Design

Unit 1B - Investigating materials

Unit 1C - What is sculpture?


KS3 Art and Design
Unit 7C - Recreating landscapes

KS1 & 2 Citizenship
Unit 05 - Living in a diverse world

KS1 & 2 Design and Technology
Unit 3A - Packaging

KS1 & 2 & 3 Geography
Unit 24 - Passport to the world

 


Learning Outcomes:

  • After completing this learning journey, students should have acquired knowledge regarding China and Chinese culture, and have a better understanding of cultures other than their own. This should also develop their attitudes and values towards other people and cultures.

  • They will have developed the skills to look at images and objects in more detail.
  • There is the opportunity to use the knowledge acquired in  creative activities from the worksheets (see links below), and there is the potential to adapt these activities to allow students to work in pairs and build on teamwork and citizenship.



 
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