A tour of the Capital Museum of old Beijingers' lifestyle. Some parts of Beijing such as Dashilan offer opportunities to explore the past. The Capital Museum reveals old Beijing people's lifestyle. At the Baigongfang craft centre, traditional crafts can be learned. At the end of the tour, the children are hungry, thirsty and tired and they decide to eat what they like.

This clip is from:
Being Chinese
First broadcast:
17 March 2009

Could be used as a cultural taster to get to know Beijing and Chinese traditional hand crafts and to inspire pupils to think about how handcraft is made in the UK. The teacher could play a game with the pupils to find the hidden items or pictures of the items shown in the clip, like chopsticks, Chinese hats and artwork.