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Dive into classical Chinese literature with this packet. Provided first is a comprehensive summary and a half-page long historical context of Water Margin. As your class reads the section entitled "Wu Sung Fights the Tiger," pose the five thought-provoking questions included. Also included is a two 90-minute period activity plan that has groups work together to create commentary and respond to one another's thoughts and opinions. A list of references is also included for further information. 
A poetry study incorporates more than just writing, it can be a look into time and culture.  Young authors discuss the history and purpose of Chinese poetry. They then write an example of a Chinese poetry style. Tip: Add a little art, by having learners make traditional ink brush paintings to mount their poetry on.
Students examine marine maps showing ishing activity, climate variation, fish distribution, and currents. Strudents discuss given scenarios and determine what useful information they can get from maps.
Learners build their own compass following a given procedure. In this technology instructional activity, students explain how a compass is used in navigation. They trace the history of its development.
Middle schoolers 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.
Seventh graders define dynasty and examine through research how Chinese dynasties functioned politically and militarily. They examine the effects that the Mongols had on China and describe how Mongul rule and strict social hierarchy affected the everyday life of Chinese people.
Students are introduced to Chinese Art and how artists used botanical motifs. They look at slides of motifs and then create a watercolor themselves. A functional motif will be created by them and they have to provide its meanings to the class.
Students compare the Chinese practice of footbinding to the Western practice of wearing corsets to discover universal issues involving women's rights. The instructional activity emphasizes small group discussions.
For this filling forms activity worksheet, 5th graders color the picture and fill in the information requested to get a bookmark from the Hong Kong Museum of History.
Get your geographers thinking with this global history and geography standardized practice test. Class members respond to 50 multiple choice questions, 2 essay prompts, and 15 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of world history and geography. Images, maps, and political cartoons throughout give a more dynamic look to the test layout.
It's test day! Keep your historians from groaning by using a straightforward format like this world history unit exam. Students answer 30 multiple choice questions and 1 essay prompt about the Renaissance, the Black Death, and the Reformation. The final essay allows writers to choose 1 of 2 prompts. Consider giving 4 prompts as a review, letting the class know only 2 will be offered on test day.
While the procedure for this lesson leaves much to the imagination, the idea is sound. Budding authors will observe nature for a few minutes, and then compose a short, peaceful poem which describes what they see, feel, and hear. They then use Chinese calligraphy techniques to write their poem on a paper or a leaf. The teacher packet is quite informative.
Students compare and contrast two fundamentally different treatments of women, one Chinese and one Japanese, and to examine how this reflects on the culture that produced them.
Young scholars discuss and evaluate the use of the Yin and Yang symbols in Chinese history, making connections to current trends in Chinese culture. Emphasis is placed on small group discussions.

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