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Chinese “Junk” and Other Vessels

Target Grade or Age

Grade Level: 3rd

Our talented team of Museum educators are committed to providing an engaging experience that brings SOL-related content to life for your students. We bring passion and energy to each program to ensure the highest level of impact and retention. To learn more about this program, click on one of the format options listed below.

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Duration: 30 minutes

The Chinese were famous for their “junk,” but probably not the type of junk you’re thinking of!  This introductory program focuses on ancient China’s geography, architecture, and maritime vessels. Viewing many objects from our online Collection, students will compare and contrast different artifacts and create a boat out of paper.

Most of our virtual education programs are scheduled through ZOOM Cloud-based video conferencing. ZOOM is free to use and requires minimal equipment. For more information, please visit: 

Learning Objectives

Students will: 

  • Analyze and interpret Chinese inventions we still use today, and 
  • Practice basic geography skills.

  • History (VDOE 2023): 
    3abc, 3.2a, 3.5


Payment can be made before the program, or we can invoice following your program.

  • Programs at the Museum are $4.50 per student.
    All adults accompanying a field trip are free.
  • Programs at your location are $4.50 per student.
  • Virtual education programs are $125 per program.

Reservations are required for all programs and are booked on a first-come, first-served basis. Programs fill quickly in the fall and spring, so make your reservations a minimum of two weeks in advance.

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