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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Japan Becomes an Imperialist Power
On the cusp of the 20th century, Japan was going through many cultural and political changes. From the entrance of Commodore Matthew Perry, to the introduction of Western culture to the Japanese people, this presentation covers the many...
7th - 10th Social Studies & History
Buddha and Ashoka
For such a complex and lengthy topic, Mr. Green does a great job of introducing and/or quickly summarizing the major tenets of Indian cultural and religious history, as well as the origins of Buddhism. Topics covered in this episode...
12 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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
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
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