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Chinese History and Philosophy: The Cultural Revolution
6th - 8th
Students explore world history by answering philosophical study questions. In this Chinese history lesson students read assigned text which discusses the cultural revolution China experienced only 40 years ago. Students answer study...
2000 Years of Chinese History! The Mandate of Heaven and Confucius
12 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
John Green summarizes the ebb and flow of dynasties in 2000 years of ancient Chinese history up to the Chinese Revolution of 1911. He discusses the development and influence of the mandate of heaven, as well as an overview of...
The Incredible History of China's Terracotta Warriors
5 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
What does the discovery of 8,000 life-sized clay soldiers and the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang reveal about ancient Chinese culture? A great deal! Take a look at this fascinating archaeological find and explore ancient Chinese social...
World History and Geography: The Chinese During Medieval Times 600-1300 A.D.
7th CCSS: Adaptable
The Great Wall may be one of the most famous pieces of architecture of all time. Teach seventh graders the history behind its construction, the importance of dynasties, and all about ancient Chinese civilization through a series of 20...
History of Immigration From the 1850s to the Present
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The Statue of Liberty may embrace the huddled masses of the world, but has American society always joined in? After young historians read a passage about the history of American immigration in the 19th and 20th centuries, focusing on...
Ancient River Valley Civilizations
7th - 9th CCSS: Adaptable
Ziggurats, cuneiform writing, the Tower of Babel, hieroglyphics, pyramids, the Great Wall. Launch a unit on ancient cultures, with a presentation that introduces viewers to ancient Mesopotamia, Babylonia, Sumer, Egypt, Indus, and China....
China Overview: A Brief History of Chinese Dynasties
7th - 9th
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...
Communicating Through Art: Drawing Conclusions About Culture Through Artifact Study in Ancient China
Seventh graders identify key aspects of Chinese culture displayed through art. Learners analyze the connections between themes in art and architecture and the reflections this offers on Ancient Chinese culture as they write about the...
2017 AP® World History Free-Response Questions
10th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Religion and politics have a complicated history. How were they intertwined with wealth in Europe and Asia in the Middle Ages? Learners explore the question using a prompt based on primary sources. Other activities allow individuals to...
Medieval China: Crash Course History of Science #8
12 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Medieval Chinese scientists were the masters of invention! Explore the wonders of the Far East through the eighth installment in a 15-part History of Science series. The resource covers contributions to science and technology by dynasty,...
Wells Fargo History Museum: Curriculum Guide
4th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Learn about the California Gold Rush from an institution that has been in place since the early days of the American West: Wells Fargo History Museum. From domain-specific vocabulary review to group research projects, an expansive packet...
A Brief History of Life: Survival Is Hard
9 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
When did life start on Earth? An enchanting video introduces some of the earliest times in the history of our planet. From rocks that no longer exist to the development of oceans and plate tectonics, The resource details the first couple...
Taoism vs. Confucianism in the Period of the Hundred Schools
10th - 12th
Students compare and contrast Taoism and Confucianism. In this Chinese history lesson plan, students interpret primary sources from the Tao-te Ching and Chuang Tzu in order to study the influence of religion on China's government.
Ancient Civilizations: Crash Course History
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Never before have ancient civilizations been so clearly described in such succinct video segments...and here are six of them for your World History students! Persians, Greeks, Buddhists, Romans, and more! Watch as John Green delves into ancient complexities and controversies across the globe.
Chinese History and Philosophy: European Intrusion During the Qing Dynasty
7th - 9th
Students explore world history by answering a list of study questions in class. In this China activity, students identify the era of the Qing Dynasty the peace it brought to China. Students identify economic problems as well and answer...
Chinese New Year
Pre-K - 5th
Kung-hsi Fa-ts' ai! Enrich your Chinese New Year celebration with the resources in this collection. The wealth of materials include background information on the 15-day holiday, also know as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival, lessons, activities, literature, art, and music sure to engage primary graders.
China, Zaju, and Beijing Opera: Crash Course Theater #25
12 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Combine music, acrobatics, dance, and mime, and you have Beijing opera. An informational video walks viewers through a timeline of Chinese theater, including the introduction of the opera. Comparisons to other forms of drama throughout...
Fossil Fish, Pt. II: A History
7 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Typically. when one thinks of palm trees, they rarely mention Wyoming ... yet Fossil Lake proves palm trees existed in this area back when it was a tropical paradise. The second video in a three-part series explores the history of Fossil...
Homework: Research the meaning of the Chinese Dragon
10th - 11th
Homework can be fun! As an introduction to Chinese history and the rule of Emperor Shi Huangdi, pupils visit the library or their home computer to research the Chinese dragon. What does it symbolize? They hen write a children’s story...
How Did the Shang and Zhou Dynasties Influence Chinese Civilization?
6th - 8th
A presentation with purpose is always worth a second look. Review questions kick off this review on the Shang and Zhou Dynasties. Feudal government, achievements, art, and location of both dynasties are covered. A compare and contrast...
The Chinese Myth of the Immortal White Snake
4 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewDo you believe in true love? Could you love a monster? What would you sacrifice for someone you love? An ancient Chinese myth poses these cosmic questions in a retelling of "The Myth of the Immortal White Snake."
What's In a Phrase? Finding Historical Understandings in an Immigrant Guidebook
8th - 10th
Using a Chinese-English phrase book from the late 19th century, learners view a glimpse of life on the frontier for a Chinese immigrant. They work in groups and on their own to analyze and summarize the content of various phrases, given...
Zen KōAns: Unsolvable Enigmas Designed to Break Your Brain
5 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Why do people attempt to explain the unexplainable? Scholars explore the topic by learning about ancient philosophical thought experiements known as kōans. After watching a brief yet informative video, pupils answer questions and engage...
Post Civil War America: Immigration, Industrialization, and Child Labor
8th - 11th
A gallery of photographs from 19th century America adorn these slides, bringing stark reality to a lesson about immigration and industrialization. The breadth and length of this presentation would lend well to a long-term history unit,...
The Deadly Irony of Gunpowder
3 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Classical Civilizations: The Rise of States and Empires
9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
History is full of great empires rising to power—and falling into dust. But what does religion and a society's belief system have to do with a civilization's fate? A thorough explanation of the impact of world religions on their...
"Trains meeting in the night" Activity: 4-1 -- China Reunites
7th - 10th
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...
The Most Successful Pirate of All Time
5 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
You've heard of Blackbeard, Black Bart, Calico Jack, and Anne Bonny. But do you recall the most successful pirate of all? Viewers are introduced to the exploits of Madame Zheng and the accomplishments that earned her a place on the list...
Chinese Empire - The Great Wall, The Qin, Han, Ming Dynasties
9 mins 6th - 12th
Peek into the wonders and accomplishments that marked the Qin, Han, and Ming Dynasties. This clip uncovers amazing Chinese feats such as, the Great Wall of China, Terra Cotta soldiers, maritime technology, and the exploration of Zheng...
Yu the Engineer and Flood Stories from China: Crash Course World Mythology #17
9 mins 7th - 12th
Ancient China is flooded with myths about deluges. Scholars explore Chinese flood myths using the 17th video from the Crash Course World Mythology series. Learners meet an emperor named Yu the Engineer, who worked tirelessly to end...
Math Masterpieces: Two Women on the Beach by Paul Gauguin
2nd - 4th
Why not add a little additional knowledge to your drill and practice math problems? This cute worksheet provides young mathematicians with a little exposure to art and art history as they practice subtracting 3-digit numbers. As students...
Chinese Inventions during the Golden Age and their Influence on the United States
Fourth graders discover the impact of Chinese inventions on America’s inventions. In this Chinese inventions lesson plan, 4th graders recognize the important inventions from the Chinese Golden Age as they compare and contrast timelines...
Kung-hsi Fa-ts' ai! – A Chinese New Year Celebration
K - 10th
Looking for ideas for your Lunar New Year celebration? Check out an interdisciplinary unit of study that includes lessons in counting, calligraphy, culture, geography, literature, art, and music. Kung-hsi Fa-ts' ai! (May you become rich!)
Can It Happen in America?: Taking Social Action
8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Class members investigate the Jim Crow Laws, Executive Order 9066, the Chinese Exclusion Act, and the Indian Removal Act to gather information about not only the challenges encountered by diverse groups of Americans, but their...
A Comparative Study of Cinderella Stories Based Upon American and Chinese Versions
5th - 6th
Students listen as the teacher reads two versions of Cinderella, the American version "Smoky Mountain Rose" and the Chinese version "Yeh-Shen." They complete a Venn Diagram comparing/contrasting the two versions. Students write...
Chinese Sculpture and the Afterlife/ Creating a Metaphorical Animal Sculpture or Vessel out of Clay
8th - 12th
Students become familiar with the ancient Chinese beliefs concerning society and the afterlife. In this art lesson plan, students explain the purposes of Chinese tomb sculptures and Chinese bronze vessels and create an animal that is...
The Joy Luck Club: Culture and History
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Explore San Francisco's Chinatown in a lesson about the first few chapters of The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. Kids research Chinatown on the Internet and create a virtual tour of the neighborhood, including the foods, cultural events, and...
How Many Species Are There?
5 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Scientists discover over 15,000 new species each year. Despite studying life on our planet for all of human history, we still don't know how many species exist on Earth. An informative video from a biology playlist presents the dilemma,...
World History and Geography: 1500 A.D. (C.E.) to the Present
6th - 10th
Intended to help Virginia teachers align their curriculum to the state's history and social science standards, this packet provides a wealth of materials for any social studies or science instructor. Loaded with plans, suggestions for...
Growth, Cities, and Immigration
13 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Take a closer look at America's shift toward a primarily urban population and into the world's largest industrial power in the early twentieth century. This video reviews the demographics of the first major waves of immigration into the...
A Global Perspective on Immigration
8th - Higher Ed CCSS: Designed
To gain a global perspective on immigration, groups investigate and create a map of the migration patterns in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. Class members then examine the background, immigration history, and...
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