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World Wonders - CANCELED

Chinese Characters: A Journey Across Time

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 |
4:00PM - 4:45PM ET

This is a virtual event.
Table covered in scrolls with Chinese characters.


Virtual Event - Penn Museum


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Looking for something to do at the end of the school day? Travel the globe without leaving your home! Participate in live virtual interactive workshops and activities designed for school-aged children and their families. Your registration includes access to a special themed Padlet with supplemental activities and instructions.

What is a Chinese character? Where do Chinese characters come from? And how difficult are they to write? This workshop examines the developmental history of Chinese characters—a journey of thousands of years. By looking at the transformation of Chinese characters over time, and the many historical factors influencing their evolution, students will gain a deeper understanding of Chinese history and culture. Participants will also practice writing Chinese characters during the workshop!

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