The China’s Minorities project seeks to provide free, high-quality resources for K-12 educators seeking to incorporate lessons about China’s ethnic minorities (shaoshu minzu) into their lessons. In K-12 education, China is overwhelmingly represented by Han majority culture, while in reality, China is diverse. It is home to 56 officially recognized ethnic groups, each having distinct cultural practices.
It is our hope that in providing these materials, students will gain an understanding of the rich cultural diversity in contemporary China.
At present this project focuses on three of China’s most studied ethnic minority groups: the Mongols, the Uyghurs, and the Tibetans. General information about each group can be found in the pull down tab, as can specific resources and lesson plans. Lessons address a range of academic levels and subject matter.
As this project is constantly evolving, we encourage you to please check back periodically for updates.