Instructional Video

2000 Years of Chinese History! The Mandate of Heaven and Confucius

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 Confucianism in the evolution of Chinese government and culture.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Classroom Considerations
  • Series of names and dynasties may be difficult to keep track of
  • Highlights major historical themes over a broad span of time in ancient Chinese history
  • Video incorporates several images and graphics to help explain concepts
  • Part of a full set of curriculum about world history; provides teacher and student materials
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