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Masters and Masterpieces of Chinese Culture: An Interdisciplinary Study

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Teachers seek opportunities for content-rich educational experiences. In the Poudre School District in Fort Collins, Colorado, a Focus Grant funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities provided just such an opportunity. Each month, twenty-four teachers engaged in a weekend of intellectual stimulation and discussion. The NEH Focus Grant enabled educators to explore areas of the humanities through focused study of one society. “Masters and Masterpieces of Chinese Culture: An Interdisciplinary Study” provided a unique opportunity to broaden understanding of the aesthetic underpinnings of Chinese culture. The exploration of China’s history, philosophy and artistic traditions provided participants with broader perspectives and insights to cultural studies in general.