Exploring the history and development of ceramics from Neolithic China to now, students will be introduced to iconic ceramic works from the NGV Collection. They will practice different ways to describe ceramics in Chinese, develop their visual literacy skills and Chinese vocabulary, and have Chinese conversations with their peers in an authentic setting.
Identify and describe different types of ceramics
Explain reasoning by using the 因为…，而且…，所以… sentence structure
Read and write short descriptive paragraphs in Chinese about a ceramic object
Translate a short paragraph from Chinese into English for a different audience
Use persuasive language to convince others to purchase an item in Chinese
Links to the Victorian Curriculum: Chinese second language learner
Analyse, compare and present perspectives on topics of interest, identifying the different ways emotions, intentions and ideas are expressed (VCZHC067)
Create written imaginative texts that express aspects of Chinese culture for different audiences and identify how some concepts can be readily translated between Chinese and English and some do not (VCZHC070)
Create bilingual texts, identifying similarities between Chinese and English syntax and vocabulary, and explaining how these similarities can be used when transferring culture- or context-specific ideas from Chinese into English (VCZHC072)
Compare the purposes, text structures and language features of traditional and contemporary texts (VCZHU077)
This printable worksheet includes activities and projects which have been flexibly designed to support learning both in the Gallery and the classroom.