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Writing Exercise: The Tang and Song Dynasties II
For use alongside a full lesson or as a guided reading questions, this worksheet provides 3 short answer questions for consideration. Learners think about why the Tang Dynasty was considered a golden age, the role women played during that period, and how China remained isolated and connected to other regions.
9th - 11th Language Arts 3 Views 48 Downloads
Tang and Song China: An era of Prosperity and Innovation
Define the Changes in government rule that lead to some of China's most important inventions. The class explores the rise of the Tang and Song Dynasties, the first female ruler Wu Zhao, and inventions such as gunpowder, porcelain, and paper money.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 24 Downloads
Tang and Song Dynasties
Tenth graders compare and contrast the Tang and Song dynasties of China. In this world history lesson, 10th graders explore the major accomplishments of the Tang and Song dynasties as they complete a Venn diagram following a lecture.
10th Social Studies & History 11 Views 75 Downloads
Writing Exercises: The Tang and Song Dynasties I
Propel your historians into deeper thought about the Tang and Song Dynasties with this short-answer writing exercise. Three clearly-written questions have learners considering broad aspects of this era. They explain where the Chinese population was concentrated, describe peasant life, and examine how the Chinese culture impacted other Asian cultures at the time.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 15 Downloads
Scholar/Literati Scroll Project
Finish off a unit on Medieval China with a creative scroll project. Learners must incorporate everything they have learned about the Tang or Song dynasty into a literati scroll. The requirements are clearly laid out as to what must be included, but the fun comes in how they choose to showcase it.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 5 Views 7 Downloads
Advanced 3: Narrowing a Search to Get the Best Results
Familiarize your class with Google operators, specific symbols, or words they can use to express more clearly to the search tool what they want to find. With the resources included here, they can test their previous knowledge, view examples, compare search results, and try out the terms on their own.
4th - 12th Technology & Engineering 30 Views 34 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Intermediate 3: Narrowing a Search to Get the Best Results
Examine advanced filters and operators in depth. Class members try out even more filtering tools than they did in the beginning lesson and practice with operators, special symbols or words that affect search results, recognized by Google. Through the exercises and presentation, pupils experiment with narrowing their search by time, language, document type, specific words or site, and more.
5th - 8th 21st Century Skills 22 Views 38 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Hunters and the Hunted: The Search for China's Past
Fourth graders discover the history of Ancient China, specifically the period beginning with the Qin Dynasty and ending with the fall of the Ming Dynasty. They study the building of the Great Wall and the defeat of the Great Khans.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Wait for It... the Mongols!
While many may imagine the Mongols stereotypically as a barbarian and brutal people, Mr. Green invites his audiences to consider the complexity and impact of this once great empire. This episode covers the benefits, consequences, and lasting impact of the Mongol empire, from Genghis Khan's rise to power, to the development of increased communication and trade throughout Eurasia as a result of Mongol conquests.
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 14 Views 4 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
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 29 Views 132 Downloads
The Deadly Irony of Gunpowder
Gunpowder has played a key role in shaping civilization as we know it today. Trace its evolution from its beginnings in the mid-ninth century when early Chinese alchemists worked to create a potion for immortality, through its use in firework canisters and eventual spread across the world as a result of Mongol invaders.
3 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History 15 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
From Umayyad to Abbasid Empires
You can't truly understand the present until you understand the past. Bring a historical context to you next social studies class with an exceptional presentation on the ancient Arab and Islamic empires of Umayyad and Abbasid. Slides contain rich text outlining the beginning, expansion, and global interactions of the empires
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 19 Downloads
"Trains meeting in the night" Activity: 4-1 -- China Reunites
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.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 33 Views 55 Downloads
New Review Later Asian Art
The Taj Mahal, Angkor Wat, the Forbidden City, Phoenix Hall. Visit them all. Art and architecture from India, Cambodia, Korea, China, and Japan are featured in a 114-slide PowerPoint, designed for AP art history and humanities classes, that can be enjoyed by anyone interested in later Asian art.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads