lesson plans

k-5 lesson plans

K-5 Lesson Plan

On the A.R.T.S tour, the students will learn about the work of Zhi Lin and the historical events that inspired him to work in the realm of social change. The students will learn how to develop a theme and convey messages of thanks, acknowledgement and appreciation with text and form in a 3D art piece.

6-8 lesson plans

6-8 Lesson Plan

On the A.R.T.S tour, the students will learn about the work of Zhi Lin and the historical events that inspired him to work in the realm of social change. The students will learn how to develop a theme based on social change and the power of humor in art making. Each student will create a political cartoon about one of these events: Chinese Exclusion Act 1882-1943, June 24th 1867 Chinese Railroad Workers Strike, Wedding of Rails Celebration without any Chinese workers present.

9-12 lesson plans

9-12 Lesson Plan

On the A.R.T.S tour, the students will learn about the work of Zhi Lin and the historical events that inspired him to work in the realm of social change. Students will work collaboratively to design a 150th Birthday Celebration Flag with the intention of honoring the Chinese Railroad workers and to create social change within their immediate community.

The a.r.t.s. program has been made possible thanks to the generous support from the following