China Resource Center
- Artifact Trunks
China Studies Collections
The TEA Resource Center on China offers a large collection of resource materials for teachers in the western United States. Over 500 items in our collection include:
- The complete collection of elementary and secondary curriculum units from SPICE (The Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education)
- A collection of folktales and children's stories
- Elementary and secondary units developed by national and regional China projects
- Videos and DVDs from educational documentaries to Chinese feature films
- A collection of traditional and contemporary Chinese literature for secondary use
- Resource books and CD-ROMs on traditional and contemporary Chinese art
- Resources on religion, history, China since 1949, art, and Chinese-Americans
- Five artifact trunks on Chinese culture.
Circulating print, audiovisual, and computer-based curriculum materials, as well as a professional library, are available on free loan to K-12 educators. Chinese artifact trunks rent for a nominal weekly fee. As part of the resource center services, project staff are available to consult with teachers and school districts on curriculum design and materials selection. To borrow curriculum resources, please contact TEA staff member Jessica Moy. Complete the Borrower's Agreement.
Chinese Artifact Trunks
The Program for Teaching East Asia has two China artifact trunks available to teachers. Each trunk contains from six to 50 articles that enable students to gain a first-hand experience with Chinese culture. Each trunk comes with a set of recommended teaching ideas to help students hypothesize about, analyze, and better understand Chinese life. Current trunks for loan are the Chinese New Year trunk and the Secondary China trunk.
Email TEA staff member Catherine Ishida to learn more. To borrow an artifact trunk, send a signed Borrower's Agreement and two separate checks payable to the University of Colorado Foundation: $15 for rental, $50 for refundable damage deposit.