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Fourth graders engage in a series of lessons on ancient China, and the contributions that civilization made that are still being used today. This cross-curicullar unit of study engages learners in tasks that should lead to a new understanding and appreciation of this amazing culture. Fantastic streamed video, worksheets, in-class activities, assessments, and extension activities are all embedded in these fine plans.
Sixth graders study ancient China. In this ancient China activity 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.
Fourth graders examine inventions that were made in Ancient China that are still used today. In this Ancient China lesson, 4th graders watch Power Point presentations about inventions and read Chinese legends. They discuss the legends and how European explorers spread the inventions to the rest of the world. They look at dominoes and archery before writing and word processing a paragraph about the invention of their choice.
An excellent series of five lessons on China awaits you and your young geographers. In these lessons, learners engage in hands-on activities, watch streamed video, access websites, and complete activities in cooperative groups in order to gain a new understanding of this fascinating country. A fabulous collection of lessons!
What is a legacy? Examine the legacy left by the first emperor of China, then have kids determine what their legacy will be. They discuss the army of terracotta soldiers that the first emperor left behind as his legacy. They then write a sentence that describes what their legacy will be and what type of army they will leave behind. They make stamps to create an army of legacy. A neat, quick, and fun idea.
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.