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Students participate in various web based activities about ancient China in order to discover the accomplishments of this extraordinary culture. In this history lesson, students explore the Chinese paper making recipes, and the special ink that they used. Students also discover what it was like to be an archeologist as they unearthed the Chinese mummies.
Sixth graders study ancient China. In this ancient China lesson set, 6th graders follow directions to label a world map with countries, water bodies, and travel routes. They participate in a lecture on Confucius, research the Great Wall, Buddhism, Genghis Khan and Kublai Khan. They complete associated art projects and games. These lessons are based on videos from United Streaming.
Coupling well with a unit on ancient cultures, this presentation covers ancient Mesopotamia, Babylonia, Sumeria, Egypt, Indus, and China. It includes photographs of each region, their characteristics, and short quizzes after each section.
Seventh graders explore early Chinese civilization. As pupils study Chinese history, they examine its scientific accomplishments. In partners, 7th graders create an advertisement presentation for an advancement of ancient China.
Fourth graders research major contributions (mostly inventions) and famous people from an assigned dynasty of Ancient China. They research background information of their dynasty such as the time period ruled, the founding emperor/empress, and the territory ruled by the dynasty.
Students research different dynasties that existed in China around different themes. They chart each dynasty for written assessment. Each chart has details that chronicles the gathered information.
Students conduct Internet research to determine information about China's laws, government, philosophy, architecture, inventions, calendar and language. Students create a web site about ancient China and how it has influenced world history.
In this ancient civilizations worksheet, students research Chinese dynasties and write persuasive essays to about the dynasty and places and they would like to visit in ancient China.
Fifth graders research ancient Chinese culture. In this Chinese culture lesson, 5th graders examine ancient Chinese culture through the use of music. Students use primary and secondary sources to locate information about ancient Chinese culture.
Kids turn a critical eye on a wooden horse that was carved in ancient China. They analyze the horse as far as its purpose, historical significance, and artistic style, then write a story from the horse's perspective. 
Fourth graders label the countries that border China and the physical features of Asia. They discuss the physical features of Asia and label them on the other map.
Students explore ancient Egypt.  For this world history Egypt lesson, students view a PowerPoint presentation depicting people and geographical landmarks of ancient Egypt.  Students contribute information about the pictures based on prior knowledge, and the first portion of a KWL chart is completed.
In this Chinese world history worksheet, students complete a graphic organizer by describing 8 key features of ancient China under the Shang Dynasty. In addition, students define 2 terms describing the government of the Zhou Dynasty.
Seventh graders identify key aspects of Chinese culture displayed through art. Learners analyze the connections between themes in art and architecture and the reflections this offers on Ancient Chinese culture as they write about the impact of geography on the types of resources used in art and architecture.
Three questions focused on the development of ancient China, its culture, and civilization await your social studies class. This worksheet in intended to accompany or test learners as they read material related to the formation of ancient China.
Young scholars examine the role of women in Ancient China. In this Chinese history lesson, students analyze Ancient Tang Dynasty Poems regarding marriage and women in China.
Seventh graders examine Chinese characters and write down their interpretation of the symbol. They investigate the rules of Chinese writing and compare them to those of English syntax. They look at Chinese naming and write their name using the rules. They design a Chinese symbol which is added to a bulletin board.
In this geography and history test worksheet, students respond to 25 short answer and multiple choice questions about the history and geography of ancient China.
Ancient Chinese history is quite interesting, however this PowerPoint isn't. It is short and shallow in conveying the complexity and nature of ancient Chinese society and belief systems. It could be used as a review tool, or supplemented to make it richer, but as is, it is lacking.
Sixth graders study life in ancient China. In this social studies lesson, 6th graders discuss the feudal system and work in groups to determine a hierarchy. Students share the hierarchy with the class.