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Seventh graders use the Internet to research the Shang Dynasty. They, in groups, summarize their research and design a newspaper in a two-column layout with illustrations and maps.
Students study the Chinese characters and oracle bone inscriptions in order to understand the relevance of language to the reflection of cultural values. They examine the appearance of an oracle bone and the use of oracle bones in the Shang dynasty divination.
In this Shang Dynasty learning exercise, learners read a 1-page article titled "The New Story of China's Ancient Past," and then respond to 6 multiple choice questions about the selection.    
Students identify Neolithic cultures in South East Asia and China, possibly precursors to the ancient civilizations being compared. In this world history lesson plan, students construct a presentation of a group hypothesis based on information learned as to why the Minoans could or could not be the same people group of the Shang Dynasty.
Students read facts about Confucius and Legalism in China and answer short answer questions about it. Students complete 3 short answer questions.
Seventh graders explore the bronzes of the Shang dynasty. In this Chinese history lesson, 7th graders investigate how bronze vessels were made and their impact on the Shang dynasty.
In this river dynasties in China worksheet, students fill out a chart by describing key features of ancient China under the Shang Dynasty, then write paragraphs about the form of government set up under the Zhou Dynasty.
In this Chinese world history worksheet, students complete a graphic organizer by describing 8 key features of ancient China under the Shang Dynasty. In addition, students define 2 terms describing the government of the Zhou Dynasty.
Students demonstrate a knowledge of a historic period (Shang Dynasty) and an appreciation of a different culture (Chinese) by making a ceramic container that is meant to hold something of value.
A presentation with purpose is always worth a second look. Review questions kick off this review on the Shang and Zhou Dynasties. Feudal government, achievements, art, and location of both dynasties are covered. A compare and contrast writing prompt finishes off the slide show.
Students develop a timeline of events associated with Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Indus River, and the Huang He. They prepare a clay, wood, or paper model of a representative artifact from one civilization. They write a description of their item. Students draw a representative fashion and write an explanation of their drawing.
Students examine how the Chinese and Japanese used art and literature to bolster the legitimacy of military regimes. The lesson plan concludes with small group Powerpoint presentations.
Sometimes all you need is a quick reminder and a brief outline to help put information in order. Present your class with an outline of the major accomplishments, individuals, and culture that marked each of China's ten Dynasties. This is a great resource for review, introduction, or as part of a larger unit.
Unveil the mysteries of ancient China in this presentation, which includes photographs of historic relics from the Neolithic and Bronze Ages. Slides detail the Hsia, Shang, and Zhou Dynasties; especially helpful is the final slide, which takes viewers through the Dynastic Circle. Perfect for a class who is studying ancient world cultures or someone interested in deepening his or her knowledge about China. This slideshow is engaging and can foster an engaging writing assignment.
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!
Learners explore the role of bureaucracy in United States government; they then examine the history, leadership, organization, and goals of executive agencies.
Students identify simple pictographs and ideographs from Chinese writing. They create their own images, and combine characters to communicate ideas to one another, introducing basic foundations of how elements of the Chinese writing system developed.
Students explore Chinese tombs. In this Chinese culture lesson plan, students understand the use and function of tomb figures as part of ancient Chinese culture as they translate the concept of ancient Chinese tomb figures into a personal and contemporary artwork.
Students connect the history they are reading with that of their cultural experience. In this astronomy lesson plan, students take the information obtained from the various readings of primary and secondary sources and classroom discussions directed by the instructor and relate it to what they know of western astronomical experiences.
Students comprehend the major events that occurred in the final centuries of the Roman Empire. They explore the different reasons for the fall of the Roman Empire. Students write an editorial about one reason for Rome's fall.

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