tilte/ type skills description
Age of Art project descriptive writing

research

visual interpretation

Compare the characteristics of an era's art to its historical events
Cave Drawing project visualization

close reading

value analysis

Create maps of caves from their descriptions. Interpret the religious importance of objects within the cave by analyzing their location and design.
tilte/ type skills description
Cave Chronology project historical inference

data use & analysis

Create a chart of cave chronology and interpret it for its historical significance
Counting Houses Inquiry data analysis

comparison

Use early Dunhuang census records to consider early Chinese & modern American social structure
Currency of a Different Kind Inquiry historical inference

comparison

Consider the concepts of currency and vlaue by examining Dunhuang's system of currency in kind.
The Giant Reclining Inquiry visualization

data use & analysis

Interpret a Giant Buddha cave for what the art tells of the political factors behind its construction.
Travelers Timeline project data use & analysis

historical inference

research

Use a list of long-distance Silk Road travelers to determine the conditions the benefitted trade and travel.
The Zhang's Dunhuang project research

visual interpretation

close reading

historical writing

data use & analysis

presentation

Write the history of the powerful Zhang/Cao clans using a variety of source materials.
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