Shang Dynasty Teacher Resources
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Understanding History Through Oracle Bone Study
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.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
How Did the Shang and Zhou Dynasties Influence Chinese Civilization?
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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Ancient East/West Enigma, Hypothesis on Antiquity, The Search for a Beginning
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.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
China Overview: A Brief History of Chinese Dynasties
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.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History
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.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History
Egypt, Mesopotamia, Indus River, and Huang He Civilizations
Learners 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.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
Chinese Bronze Vessels: A Ceramic Interpretation of a Historic Tradition
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
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 activity, anticipatory set, and map assignment.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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 learning exercise on ancient China, which includes a graphic organizer and timeline to summarize the reading material.
6th - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
China: Land Beyond the Wall
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.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History
The Yuan (Mongol) Dynasty and the Rise of the Ming
Facts about the Mongol Dynasty are numbered in this short informational lesson. After reading the facts, learners are presented with four critical questions that they research with the use of the three resources provided.
4th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts