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The Best Day Ever!



Created by Kim McHenry & Kim Nettleingham

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  • Special thanks to Kim Nettleingham for coming up with this lesson. We originally worked on this lesson together at last year’s IESA workshop held here at ISU.

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  • Kim McHenry& Kim Nettleingham
  • Cave 285 at Mogao, Gansu Province, Early 6th centuryNarrative scenes from Jatakas: “Five Hundred Robbers” & “Tale of the Hungry Tigress”
  • South Wall, Scene of the Five Hundred Robbers Cave 285, Mogao
  • Admonitions of the Imperial Instructress (Lady Feng) to the Court LadiesPainted Silk Handscroll by Gu Kaizhi, 4th century, Jin Dynasty
  • Luoshenfu (Lymphs on the Luo River)Painter: Gu Kaizhi, Eastern Jin Dynasty, 344-406 CE Figures in a landscape setting
  • What do we have in American culture that relates to Chinese Hand Scrolls?
  • Chinese and other ancient cultures used scribes. What is a scribe and what do they do?Do you have a favorite book from your childhood? Who is the illustrator? Do you have a favorite illustrator?
  • Verbally identify at least 2 similarities of and 2 differences between ancient Chinese scrolls and scribes and present day children’s books and illustrators
  • Anno’s journey illustration and book cover *Image+. (1981). Retrieved from and Hobbes [Image]. (1985). Retrieved from hobbes-dancing-photoGood dog Carl illustration and book cover [Image]. (1996). Retrieved from books-about-dogs/good-dog-carl-illustration-day/Graphic novel futuristic illustration [Image]. (2009). Retrieved from which.html[Photographs of Cave 285 at Mogoa, South Wall, painted silk hand scrolls]. (n.d.). Maggie Duncan-Flowers PowerPoint images, Illinois State University, Normal, IL.Silk worm butterflies [Image]. (2011). Retrieved from how-butterflies-shaped-science-in-japan/
  • Silk worm cocoons in hands [Image]. (2008). Retrieved from worm cocoons on racks [Image]. (2006). Retrieved from production-technique-does-not-require-killing-worms.htmlSilkworm caterpillars [Image]. (2011). Retrieved from worm life cycle [Image]. (2010). Retrieved from polar express book cover [Image]. (1985). Retrieved from, L. (1930). Woodcut for graphic novel [Image]. Retrieved from novels/
  • Kim