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Rediscovering Korea's Past - Goryeo Period

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Social Studies +5 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old), Post-Secondary, Adults

The Goryeo period (918-1392) is referred to as Korea’s age of enlightenment, when arts and cultures flourished under the patronage of the Goryeo aristocracy. Buddhism was the official state religion, which Buddhist temples and members of the royal court committed a huge portion of their resources to the practice of faith and to the creation of ritual implements and artworks as expressions of devotion. 

Tremendous ceramics, lacquer wares, Buddhist paintings and sculptures, illustrated manuscripts, and metal crafts in Buddhist symbols and motifs were made during this period. The Goryeo period is widely known as the jade-green glazed, graceful shape, elegant floral motifs and decorative inlaid design celadons to the Western culture.  

This Learning Lab Collection is created for Summer Institute for Educators, Discovering Korea's Past: Interdisciplinary Connections. 

Keywords: Korea, Goryeo, Celadon, Buddhism, Inlay, Jade-green, Glazed, Ceramics

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Map of Goryeo Period

Korean Culture & Information Service

Ewer

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Yue ware ewer

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Colors / Shapes / Lines: Project Zero Artful Thinking Routine

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Bottle with carved and incised design of two phoenixes and peony vinescrolls

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Imagine If…: Project Zero Agency by Design Thinking Routine

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Ewer with lid

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Looking: Ten Times Two: Project Zero Artful Thinking Routine

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Tomb of King Gongmin

David Stanley

Cup stand

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

See/Think/Wonder: Project Zero Visible Thinking Routine

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Ewer

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

What Makes You Say That?: Project Zero Visible Thinking Routine

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Ewer

Cultural Heritage Administration, South Korea

Freer 17.293

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Celadon Making Process

Goryeo Celadon Museum