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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 79 Views 315 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 instructional activity on ancient China, which includes a graphic organizer and timeline to summarize the reading material.
6th - 7th Social Studies & History 46 Views 32 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Ancient China: Introduction, Map
What a great resource for introducing your youngsters to the world of ancient China and the earliest stages of its timeline. Included are creative ideas for organizing your room, as well as an engaging lesson, anticipatory set, and map assignment.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 34 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 31 Views 166 Downloads
New Review San Zi Jing (Three Character Classic)
Combine social studies, reading fluency practice, and an artistic project with a cross-curricular plan. Guided by the instructor, class members read translated Chinese verses aloud. Partners then each create a page for a class book based on the verses.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 9 Views 3 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 21 Views 48 Downloads
Lesson Plan for Japan
The effect of cultural beliefs on the progress and industrialization of a society is an interesting idea to consider, and this is certainly true in this lesson on feudal Japan. Your young historians will read informational texts on samurai and their use of Bushido, and then discuss how perhaps these beliefs and those of China may have contributed to one country's superior advancements and industrialization.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History 39 Views 38 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Confucianism: A Cornerstone
Studetns comprehend that confucianism is an important underlying philosophy permeating East Asian cultures. They also explore who Confucius was and what he taught, which helps them gain insight into East Asian cultures. Learners comprehend that his teachings greatly influenced East Asia.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 20 Views 39 Downloads
Confucianism in a Changing Society
A great lesson promotes thoughtful discussion, global perspectives, and links between economics and culture. Learners view four clips showing how Confucian teachings have shaped Chinese culture and how filial piety plays a role in China's economic and social development.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 21 Views 66 Downloads
Chinese Philosophies & Ethical Codes
Focusing primarily on Confucianism, these slides contrast the philosophies of India with those of China - and introduce the philosophies of Legalism and Daoism as well. Your world history lecture will come alive with the clear outlines of each belief system as well as familiar symbols such as the yin and yang.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 12 Views 74 Downloads
Notes on Confucius and Confucianism
Note taking just got easier for your middle schoolers. They'll fill in the blanks and finish the sentences as they listen to or read information about Confucius. There are 12 statements to complete, two of which have multiple parts. A great way to help kids study for a test on Confucianism.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 14 Views 27 Downloads
Great Wall of China
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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 23 Views 78 Downloads
NCSS Notable Trade Book Lesson Plan 2009
Construct a personal journey time-line. First, learners explore the travels of Tweega, the giraffe, in the book Chee-Lin, A Giraffe's Journey by James Rumford. Then they compare and contrast regions in the story and reflect on their own life.
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 24 Downloads
2000 Years of Chinese History! The Mandate of Heaven and Confucius
John Green summarizes the ebb and flow of dynasties in 2000 years of ancient Chinese history up until the Chinese Revolution of 1911. He discusses the development and influence of the mandate of heaven, as well as an overview of Confucianism in the evolution of Chinese government and culture.
12 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 14 Views 31 Downloads
The Legacies of Africa and China
Seventh graders analyze the contributions of early civilizations in Africa and China. In this world history instructional activity, 7th graders research Internet and print sources regarding scientific and cultural attributes of Africa and China.
7th Social Studies & History 4 Views 28 Downloads
Ancient and Medieval China
This is a thorough lesson 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.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 20 Views 36 Downloads