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  1. Chinese calligraphy By Maya Wasserman and Dan Ward

  2. Introduction • Chinese Calligraphy is called 中國書法, or Shu Fa • It is just like regular Chinese writing, but it is done beautifully and with ink and brush • It is believed to have energy flowing through it

  3. History • 1550 B.C. The first calligraphy was written on animal bones • 1030 B.C. Now it was written on bronze • 48 B.C. Cursive script is invented • 220 A.D Calligraphy is written on paper • ???? Modern script is invented

  4. Paper These are the special kinds of paper used by calligraphers • Raw Xuan • Shu Fa • Semi- raw Xuan • Sometimes, red paper is used for special occasions

  5. Brushes • You need a special brush to do calligraphy. Here are some kinds: • Bamboo • Orchid • Bear hair • Horse hair • Goat beard

  6. Ink • There are also certain type of ink. • Most ink comes in a sort of stick made of compacted ink powder. They usually have intricate patterns on them • Some comes in a bottle, pre- made • Some types of ink are: • Pine ink • Oil ink

  7. Education • Chinese Children are taught from a very young age how to do calligraphy • They have a calligraphy class every week just like we have art or music • Growing up to be a calligrapher is a well respected, professional job, like a lawyer

  8. Pictures

  9. Jeopardy In Chinese, what is Chinese calligraphy called? What is an ink stick? Name a brush Name a kind of paper

  10. Answers • 10 Shu Fa • 15 A stick made of compacted ink powder • 20 Orchid, bamboo, horse hair, bear hair, goat beard • 50 Raw xuan, semi- raw xuan, shu xuan

  11. Chinese Medicine

  12. Introduction • Chinese medicine is based on the balance yin yang Used to be thought of as unscientific, now it is thought to be very good for you Each remedies is unique to the patient

  13. Facts 1 • A big part of Chinese medicine is acupuncture and acupressure • Acupuncture is when you stick needles in a very precise part of your body • Acupressure is when, instead of a needle, you firmly press down on the same precise places as in acupuncture • Both of these are supposed to help you with everything from headaches to broken legs

  14. Facts 2 • Some doctors are even using chinese medicine to help treat cancer! • Herbs are commonly used to make treatments • Often times, herbal tea is blended to help • Chinese medicine never has side effects because of the natural ingredients. Many people like it better because of this

  15. Facts 3 • Food therapy is one practice in Chinese medicine. It uses healthy food to help cure you • Here is a cool example: Bird’s nest soup is a Chinese food that you may have had. Did you knows it promotes beautiful skin and improves your appetite?! • Did you know if you press the middle toe on your foot it controls your nose. This is a form of acupressure

  16. Pictures

  17. More Pictures

  18. Jeopardy What is the difference between acupuncture and acupressure? What kind of ingredients does Chinese medicine use? Why doesn’t Chinese medicine have side effects What does bird nest soup do?

  19. answers • 10 one uses needles and one doesn't • 15 natural • 20 it uses natural ingredients • 50 improves skin and appetite