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River Dynasties in China
In this river dynasties in China activity, students fill out a chart by describing key features of ancient China under the Shang Dynasty, then write paragraphs about the form of government set up under the Zhou Dynasty.
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The Ethics of Outsourcing to China
After viewing clips from a documentary on factory work in China and US outsourcing, learners have a fishbowl discussion. They work in groups to build both personal points of view and strong arguments on the effects of outsourcing in...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Han Emperors in China
History can be so dramatic! Expose your class to the rise and fall of the Han Dynasty in China. The 400 year span of this Dynasty is covered in an easy to follow format, great for promoting food. Note test taking skills. Students will...
10th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Communists, Nationalists, and China's Revolutions
In this episode of Crash Course History, John Green whips through the evolution of communism in twentieth-century China. He covers topics from Sun Yat Sen's founding of the Republic of China to Mao Zedong's democratic dictatorship and...
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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 until the Chinese Revolution of 1911. He discusses the development and influence of the mandate of heaven, as well as an overview of...
12 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Confucianism in a Changing Society
A great lesson promotes thoughtful discussion, global perspectives, and links between economics and culture. Learners view four clips showing how Confucian teachings have shaped Chinese culture and how filial piety plays a role in...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
How Cultures Differ "Two Different Perspectives on the Same Event
Students read excerpts from Peter Hessler's River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze and discuss his difficulties in learning the language, cultural clashes and how cultural perceptions shape our understanding of the world.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History