Window Flowers: Art of Chinese Paper Cutting 

Grades: 2-6 | Duration: 60 minutes

This presentation familiarizes students with everyday symbols then uses this skill to analyze symbolism in art. By learning the distinctive features of this Chinese folk art, they will learn how to distinguish Chinese art from other world art forms. Students will also get to try their hand at making their own paper cut-outs!

Common Core State Standards

English Language Arts Standards

Speaking & Listening

  • 2.1 – Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion). Build on others’ talk in conversations by linking their comments to the remarks of others. Ask for clarification and further explanation as needed about the topics and texts under discussion.
  • 5.1d – Review the key ideas expressed and draw conclusions in light of information and knowledge gained from the discussions.
California State Board of Education

History-Social Science Content Standards for California Public Schools

6-8.7 – Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.