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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.
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. Guidance for collaborative groups to analyze point of view and literary devices in the text, and templates to develop a storyboard version of the text are included. Finally, each class member composes his or her own poem about a condition changed. Use the activities detailed here as part of a unit on Tang Dynasty China, types of poetry, or with any thematic unit about change.
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.
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. There are some great ideas here!
Students identify and evaluate Korea's role in inventions in Asia. In this Korean Invention lesson plan, students complete a chart of innovations and discuss where they are from. Students read about Korean inventions and complete a chart. Students discuss their findings and create a timeline of Korean inventions.