The Dunhuang ThinkSpace contains nine major tasks some of which ask students to examine paintings, create stories and use many forms of data including cave construction dates, chronologies of Silk Road travelers, ancient census records. Students will use this data to examine historical patterns, causes and consequences of historical events, artistic style and social values. All the while, they learn about one of the world's most important religious and historical sites and its role as a center of the early Buddhist world.
CITY contains seven modules for learning how to analyze the geography of cities for their cultural content. Students examine and compare Washington DC, Roman planned cities, and Chang'an, the ancient capital of China. They use city plans, archeological finds, literature and paintings to investigate what the stones and structures of cities can tell about the people who built them. Designed for students of world history, geography and Asian studies at the secondary level and beyond.