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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.
Modern Marco Polos: Searching for China
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.
Scientific and Cultural Advancements of Early China
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.
Town, Tales, and Timelines
Second graders study Ancient India, Ancient China, and/or Modern Japan in an integrated unit lasting between 6-9 weeks. Economic concepts are taught for each country, and the art teacher integrates art from these countries culminating "town simulation event."
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.
China: How to Put Some "Tang" in Your Medieval Dynasties
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.
Ancient River Valley Civilizations
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.
Understanding Chinese Culture Through Music
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.
Lesson: From the Horse's Mouth
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.
The First Emperor of China's Legacy: Create a Legacy Print
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.
Contributions of Ancient Egypt and China
Second graders study the contributions of Ancient Egypt and China, which have had an impact on world history, with emphasis on written language, laws, calendars, and architectural monuments such as the Pyramids and the Great Wall of China.
Ancient Chinese Philosophies of Government
Sixth graders use the four philosophies of Ancient China to investigate persceptive and resolution of a problem.
Students discover details about ancient Egyptian funerals. In this ancient Egypt lesson, students compare and contrast modern funeral rites to those practiced by ancient Egyptians. Teachers may also access the suggested print and online sources to extend the lesson.
Lesson: Urban China: Contemporary China
The urbanization and consumerism of modern China is the hot topic up for critical analysis. Kids view a series of photographs that specifically describe Chinese modernization, urbanization, consumerism, and waste. They discuss each photograph and then create a list of items that can be repurposed. Finally, they discuss the differences between consumerism in the West and in China.
China: Land Beyond the Wall
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!
Studentsexplore ancient civilizations by researching and comparing Chinese dynasties. They create an exhibit for Ancient Heritage Museum Day and present information about their time period to the class.
Ancient China Travel Brochure
High schoolers explore ancient China. In this early civilizations lesson, students share their knowledge of ancient China as they design and create travel brochures. A requirement rubric is included.
Role of Women in Ancient China
Learners examine the role of women in Ancient China. For this Chinese history lesson, students analyze Ancient Tang Dynasty Poems regarding marriage and women in China.
Time Warp to Ancient China
For 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.