Lao-tzu Riding On An Ox
Students discuss expressions of Daoism in Chinese art in this lesson for the high school Social Studies, Humanities, or Asian Studies classroom. The philisophical elements of Daoism are emphasized.
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Ancient and Medieval China
This is a thorough lesson plan on Chinese history that includes readings from primary and secondary sources, guided reading questions, videos, and a take-home final assessment. While it indicates an audience from 9th through 12th grade,...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
Culture Connect: Experience the Culture of the World
Approach multiculturalism with this rich series of activities that will introduce your learners to the concept of culture by closely examining the behaviors, practices, and art of three distinct peoples—the Highland Maya of Guatemala,...
5th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
This presentation reviews the ins and outs of nineteenth century imperialism. The narrator discusses the colonization of Africa in great detail, and delves into the effects of industrialization, superior technology, and widespread...
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Communist Party Evaluation of the Tet Offensive (1968)
What did the Lao Dong Party, the Communist Party of Vietnam, consider the successes and failures of the Tet Offensive that began on January 30, 1968? As part of their study of the Vietnam War, class members use the provided comprehension...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Chinese New Year
Dancing dragons, fireworks, red envelopes, and loud music are the familiar images of Chinese New Year celebrations. The holiday, also know as Lunar New Year and/or the Spring festival is also a religious holiday that combines aspects of...
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
ANCIENT RIVER VALLEY CIVILIZATIONS OF CHINA
Young scholars identify the sources and mouths of the Yellow and Yangtze Rivers on a topographical map of China. They explain how silt is produced, how it fertilizes the banks of a river and describe the major crops and flooding cycles...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Hidden Meanings of Yin and Yang
The yin-yang is a familiar symbol that is deeply rooted in the Chinese religion and philosophy of Daoism. Your young historians will learn about the true significance of the yin, which is the dark swirl, and the light swirl of the yang,...
4 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History