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New Review Ancient China
From China's physical geography and earliest beginnings of civilization to the Qin and Han dynasties, here is a nicely designed worksheet on ancient China, which includes a graphic organizer and timeline to summarize the reading material.
6th - 7th Social Studies & History 14 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Great Wall of China
Learners investigate the construction of the Great Wall of China. In this Chinese history lesson, students research print and Internet sources about the contributions of the Qin, Han, Tang, and Ming Dynasties. Learners use their findings to create a television news magazine story on the history of the Great Wall and those who built it.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 22 Views 78 Downloads
The Ethics of Outsourcing to China
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 62 Views 306 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Confucius and Confucianism
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.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 26 Downloads
CyberHunt: Ancient China
Young scholars 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.
K - 6th Social Studies & History 6 Views 6 Downloads
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.
1st - 3rd Social Studies & History 13 Views 30 Downloads
The Legacies of Africa and China
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.
7th Social Studies & History 4 Views 28 Downloads
Imperial China: Qin to Ming Dynasties
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).
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 27 Views 164 Downloads
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.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 60 Downloads
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China
Students complete an Internet search to locate sources relating to Jung Chang's Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China. In this literary analysis lesson, 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.
10th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Confucius: Words of Wisdom
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.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 5 Downloads
Geography and Culture of China
Take out a map, a paper, a ruler, and those coveted colored pencils for a lesson 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.
7th Social Studies & History 14 Views 40 Downloads
Sixth graders study ancient China. In this ancient China lesson plan 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.
6th Social Studies & History 72 Views 244 Downloads