Tang Dynasty Teacher Resources
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Analyzing Poetry from the Tang Dynasty
Over the course of the lesson, your pupils read and analyze a translated eight-line poem from the Tang Dynasty written by Du Fu, a poet caught behind enemy lines during the An Lu-Shan rebellion (755-763). Literary/historical context is provided, along with 14 discussion questions, and a text-to-self connection journal prompt.
7th - 12th English Language Arts
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 English Language Arts
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
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
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
Geography and Culture of China
Take out a map, a paper, a ruler, and those coveted colored pencils for a lesson on Chinese culture and geography. This is a multifaceted approach to basic geography skills that incorporate story telling, class discussion, primary source analysis, map skills, and poetry to convey concepts of culture and geography pertaining to Chinese history.
7th Social Studies & History
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
KOREAN TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS
Learners identify and evaluate Korea's role in inventions in Asia. In this Korean Invention lesson, students complete a chart of innovations and discuss where they are from. Learners read about Korean inventions and complete a chart. Students discuss their findings and create a timeline of Korean inventions.
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 lesson plan, anticipatory set, and map assignment.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Students complete a unit of lessons on medieval Chinese dynasties. They examine the impact the Chinese culture has had on their own lives, label maps, conduct research, read stories, create bamboo stick sentences, write poems, and make paper lanterns.
4th Social Studies & History
Introduction to China
Compare and contrast the distinctive characteristics of art forms from various cultural, historical, and social contexts, and describe how the same subject matter is represented differently in works of art across cultures and time periods. Learners will also create a work of art that incorporates the style or characteristics of artwork from a culture other than their own.
9th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts
"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