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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 lesson, 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.    
Learners 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.
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.
High schoolers 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.
Second graders explore the geography, holidays, important teachers, and inventions from China in the nine lessons of this unit. The results of their inquiries are expressed through a variety of products, writings, and presentations.
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.
Learners study China. In this geography lesson, students study a map of China and read facts about China from an included worksheet. Learners 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.
This is a thorough instructional activity on Chinese history that includes readings from primary and secondary sources, guided reading questions, videos, and a take-home final assessment. While it indicates an audience from 9th through 12th grade, it may be more suited to advanced sophomores, juniors, and seniors. A very nicely constructed instructional activity, but it may no spark student interest due to the limited instructional strategies.
Learners 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 analyze Confucianism and its effect on conflicts in China. They realize the usefulness of Confucius' teachings and create an original cartoon using Confucius' teachings to illustrate conflict resolution in modern times.
Students read facts about Confucius and Legalism in China and answer short answer questions about it. Students complete 5 short answer questions.
For 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.
For this geography and history test worksheet, learners respond to 25 short answer and multiple choice questions about the history and geography of ancient China.
Pupils participate in a lesson 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.
Understanding the global interconnection between people of other nations is extremely important in our ever-shrinking world. Emergent global thinkers examine the significance of Chinese culture, religion, and political power. They then disucss stereotypes and myths commonly assosiated with how Chinese people and culture are portrayed in Western media.
A simple exercise in close reading of informational text that may be useful in a variety of classes including social studies, religion, and ELD. It includes 12 short passages about Chinese history, with a question immediately following each reading. The handout includes the answers and a couple of minor typos, so be sure to make corrections before distributing it.

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