A Unified China
Students examine the major changes Qin accomplished as emperor. They look at his steps to unify China, create a money standard, measurement standards, and a system of bureaucracy.
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From China's physical geography and earliest beginnings of civilization to the Qin and Han dynasties, here is a nicely designed learning exercise on ancient China, which includes a graphic organizer and timeline to summarize the reading...
6th - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The History of Hindu India
What obstacles did India face during their post-colonial formation after gaining independence? Topics discussed in the lesson include Pakistan's conflict over Kashmir, the Indian Constitution, economic development, and the influence of...
7th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The First Emperor of China's Legacy: Create a Legacy Print
What is a legacy? Examine the legacy left by the first emperor of China, then have kids determine what their legacy will be. They discuss the army of terracotta soldiers that the first emperor left behind as his legacy. They then write a...
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Engineering an Empire - China 2/5
Shi Huangdi's desire to unify China behind The Great Wall leads to the development of amazing engineering technologies. Somewhat disjointed, part two of the series examines the engineering feats as well as the human cost of the Wall's...
9 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Engineering an Empire - China 1/5
How do you bring water to your troops when a mountain is in the way? You blow up the mountain. Part one of this five-part series explores early feats of engineering that permitted Li Bin, of the Qin Dynasty, to begin unifying ChinaÕs...
9 seconds 6th - 12th Social Studies & History