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Virtual Lesson Plan: Cobalt and the Color Blue

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China

This virtual tour engages students in the process of historical inquiry, using works of art from the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago  to explore the expansive history, diversity, geography, and enduring influence of Asia, in the world. Students will follow the influence of the material cobalt and the artistic tradition of blue and white pottery to consider how people and ideas move across space and time through trade, migration, colonization, and warfare.

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