Shang Dynasty News
Seventh graders use the Internet to research the Shang Dynasty. They, in groups, summarize their research and design a newspaper in a two-column layout with illustrations and maps.
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Ancient East/West Enigma, Hypothesis on Antiquity, The Search for a Beginning
Students identify Neolithic cultures in South East Asia and China, possibly precursors to the ancient civilizations being compared. In this world history lesson plan, students construct a presentation of a group hypothesis based on...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Ancient China: Introduction, Map
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Analyzing Poetry from the Tang Dynasty
Over the course of the lesson, your pupils read and analyze a translated eight-line poem from the Tang Dynasty written by Du Fu, a poet caught behind enemy lines during the An Lu-Shan rebellion (755-763). Literary/historical context is...
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Focus On: Censorship & Banned Books
Billy Collins' "Rain" introduces the Random House 104-page magazine for educators that focuses on censorship and banned books. The resource is packed with teaching guides, articles by noted authors, and links to organizations against...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
The Protestant Reformation (1450 - 1565)
The Protestant Reformation didn't just happen, it happened for a reason. Discover the causes and effects of this world-altering event. Slides are rich with bulleted text and images. Each is easy to follow and will provide great lecture...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Greeks and Persians
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Chinese History and Philosophy: European Intrusion During the Qing Dynasty
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7th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts