China at KS3 and KS4
Discover the history and culture of China, including the first emperor and his terracotta army, the Great Wall of China, everyday life and the three religions.
China loan boxes
Bring China into your classroom with this set of replicas and other items based on objects in the British Museum's collection, covering themes such as food and drink, celebration and decoration. This boxes come with information and notes for teachers.
Resources for visits
Find detailed information, background articles and images of many objects from the Chinese galleries.
A look at the lucky red money envelopes that are given as gifts to celebrate Chinese New Year.
A selection of jade objects from the Selwyn and Ellie Alleyne Gallery (Room 33b)
A look at the tradition of Chinese landscape painting.
British Museum websites
Find a slideshow of the Great Wall and original sources
describing the first emperor's reign. Includes activities and
Explore a wealthy lord's tomb, watch master craftsmen at work and try your hand at silkworm farming. The staff room contains resources for teachers.
Explore ancient civilisations from around the world across
Other useful websites
The Silk Road
British Library education website exploring the culture of the Silk Road including travel, trade, Buddhism, medicine and book binding.
Suitable for KS3 history
J. Brooman, Imperial China (Longman, 1992)
C. Gleisner, Imperial China (Oxford University Press, 2000)
H. Martell, Imperial China (Evans Brothers Limited, 1998)
A. Paludan, Chronicle of the Chinese Emperors (Thames and Hudson, 1998)
F. Reynoldson, Imperial China (Heinemann Educational, 1991)
A. Cotterell, Eyewitness Guide: China (Dorling Kindersley, 1994) Introduction to the history and culture of China, richly illustrated with objects in the British Museum collection.
J. Rawson (ed.), The British Museum Book of Chinese Art (London, The British Museum Press, 1992) A comprehensive survey of British Museum Chinese objects from the Neolithic to the Modern Period.
Books which are published by the British Museum Press, can be purchased at the museum shop, online or at any bookshop.
Teachers receive a 10% discount* when they quote teacher1011 in Museum shops.
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