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Seventh graders read and discuss the basic beliefs of Confucianism through words of Confucius himself, then find examples of how some Confucian beliefs are still at the center of society, while other beliefs have changed.
Students investigate the construction of the Great Wall of China. In this Chinese history activity, students research print and Internet sources about the contributions of the Qin, Han, Tang, and Ming Dynasties. Students use their findings to create a television news magazine story on the history of the Great Wall and those who built it.
After viewing clips from a documentary on factory work in China and US outsourcing, learners have a fishbowl discussion. They work in groups to build both personal points of view and strong arguments on the effects of outsourcing in China. This lesson includes excellent resources and wonderful discussion questions intended to engage learners in building an economic and global perspective of US business overseas.
Students explore Confucius and his influence on the development o China. They contrast and compare Confucianism to Western philosophy. Classmates observe a video of the biography of Confucius. They video conference with students in Taiwan or China.
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.
Students explore the geography, culture and history of China. As a class, they discuss historical contributions to China, Confucius, and geographic features of the country. Pupils use the internet to answer questions about 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.
Seventh graders analyze the contributions of early civilizations in Africa and China. In this world history lesson, 7th graders research Internet and print sources regarding scientific and cultural attributes of Africa and China. Students present their research findings using presentation tools of their choosing.
Students study China. In this geography lesson, students study a map of China and read facts about China from an included worksheet. Students discuss the geographical features of China and identify them on a map.
Looking for a way to supplement a unit on ancient China or world cultures? Look no further than this presentation, which combines rich information with entertaining pictures of Chinese artifacts. China's glorious dynasties provide a vivid background to the country's hardships, including war with Genghis Khan and imposed social customs (foot-binding is featured with gruesome reality). These slides would couple well with a long-term unit on China, or in pieces during a few class sessions.
Students investigate the person of Confucius and his impact upon the Chinese culture. They conduct research using a variety of resources. They use the outline provided in the lesson to participate in class discussion. Key ideas are reviewed with the teacher.
Students read facts about Confucius and Legalism in China and answer short answer questions about it. Students complete 5 short answer questions.
In this geography worksheet, students read about China's history and culture. Students take notes and answer 5 short answer comprehension questions as they read the selection.
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.
High schoolers participate in a instructional activity that is focused on the culture of China. The unit is set up using the layered curriculum method which is student centered. They pick the type of activities and assessments.
Students complete an Internet search to locate sources relating to Jung Chang's Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China. In this literary analysis lesson plan, students visit the website to research topics related to the reading. Students complete handouts for their research and reading in a six week project of the lesson plan.
Students view a documentary on Confucius. He is revered as one of the greatest teachers in history. Confucius' name is synonymous with ageless wisdom. After viewing, students discuss what they saw then complete writing and art activities about Confucius.
Take out a map, a paper, a ruler, and those coveted colored pencils for a instructional activity on Chinese culture and geography. This is a multifaceted approach to basic geography skills that incorporate story telling, class discussion, primary source analysis, map skills, and poetry to convey concepts of culture and geography pertaining to Chinese history. There are some great ideas here!
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.