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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). These slides would couple well with a long-term unit on China, or in pieces during a few class sessions.
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.
Covering 1000 year of Asian history in only 36 slides, seem impossible? Here you'll discover the spread, rise, and changes from the year 500 - 1650, beginning with the Tang/Song dynasties and ending with the rise of feudal Japan. Each section focuses on a specific era and gives straightforward information, maps, and assessment questions.
Readers explore East Asian culture and literature with a book folder project. Before beginning the project, learners record three beliefs they have about East Asian culture. They then select two books to read and create a display for the school library. Detailed instructions for the book folder project, a project rubric, and an extensive annotated book list are included.
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.
Get your AP historians thinking about the facts with this exam worksheet, which has students responding to 60 multiple choice questions about world religions, major events, and significant historical figures. The exam specifies chapters 8-15, however the text it is referencing is not listed. If it doesn't fit exactly with your unit, consider using some of the questions, and forego the lengthy process of writing multiple-choice options.
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.
Sixth graders create a human timeline. In this B.C. and A.D. time lesson, 6th graders examine the relationships among events on timelines as they use date cards to create a human timeline. Students also conduct research to design their own timelines regarding given time periods.