Friday, May 20, 2011

4th Grade Chinese Dragons

 This project was a new one for this school year.  We studied dragons and their significance in China.  Students learned that, in China, dragons are not feared.  Chinese people believe that dragons represent wisdom, power, and luck.  Chinese dragons are typically long and thin and do not have wings.  Each student drew their own dragon and painted it with watercolors.  These were then carefully cut out and mounted on a piece of construction paper.  These were then cut out again, leaving a border of the color their dragon was just glued on.  The dragons were then mounted onto another color of construction paper.  The project was finished by students writing descriptions of their dragons in actual Chinese characters.  

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