China Institute @ Your School (Online)


Through China Institute’s We All Live in the Forbidden City program, we offer a series of standards-based, interactive programs that introduce K-6 students to Chinese history and culture. Children are introduced to the program’s subject matter—developed in conjunction with the award-winning We All Live in the Forbidden City series of children’s books—through animated videos, interactive storytelling, group discussion and creative activities. All workshops are led by the Institute’s experienced educators and are adjusted according to grade level. Using China’s Forbidden City as a lens, the program addresses universal values such as respecting and being inspired by the natural world; understanding the balance between freedom and responsibility; and the importance of leadership and teamwork. Each workshop session is one hour long.

Fee: $120 per workshop for all schools. 20 FREE workshops are reserved for public schools on a first come first serve basis. Up to 30 participants per workshop.

Please contact our Children and Youth Programs Coordinator Zeyu Fengemail at [email protected] or call 917-513-6026.

You can apply to have us bring our workshops to your school by filling out our WORKSHOP REQUEST FORM and sending it back to us at [email protected]

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Workshop #1 - The Palace is like a Big Forest

Workshop #2 - How Are You, Mr. Emperor?

Workshop #3 - The Emperor’s Big Family

Workshop #4 - Bowls of Happiness

Art & Nature in the Forbidden City: A 3-Session Workshop Series