I drew this drawing to show the four olds. I drew one thing that showed Chinese ideas, culture, habits and customs. The font and how I wrote 4 olds at the top, looks old because we are talking about old things in China. I also drew everything in black and white except the X because I wanted the X to be different color than everything. Since we are talking about old things, I drew it in black and white. After taking the picture, I put this effect so that the paper looks old. I put a fortune cookie for ideas because when we go to a Chinese restaurant, we get fortune cookies. In the cookies, sometimes there are some Chinese ideas or sayings. For culture, I drew yin yang because it has Chinese origin. In Chinese philosophy, the yin yang is used to show that opposite forces are complementary in the natural world. For habits, I put a bowl of rice and chopsticks. Even though they still use chopsticks, it is something that shows habits. Chinese have the habit of eating with chopsticks and rice in every meal. I drew a bind foot for customs because back then, Chinese women had the custom of binding their feet. Last year, we read Ties that Bind, Ties that Break. In that book, we saw how the custom of binding feet was so important and why.
Chairman Mao wants to remove all the four olds: old ideas, old culture, old habits and old customs. He says that they will never succeed at building a strong socialist country until they destroy the four olds and establish the four news.
With this drawing, we can have a sense of China's culture, habits, ideas and customs.