Social Studies: Great Circle Route
Young scholars compare routes between Minnesota and China using a map and globe. Using the "great circle route" method, students find the shortest route between two points.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 8 Views 16 Downloads
The Hunters and the Hunted: The Search for China's Past
Students discover the history of Ancient China, specifically the period beginning with the Qin Dynasty and ending with the fall of the Ming Dynasty. They study the building of the Great Wall and the defeat of the Great Khans.
4th Social Studies & History
Ch 2: Early China, Nubia, Meroe, and The First Civilizations in the Americas 2000-221 BCE
While this presentation is somewhat lacking, it may be just enough to supplement a lesson on early civilizations. Young historians provide a brief overview of the politics, society, and technology of ancient China, Nubia, and...
8th - 10th Social Studies & History
How Do Artists Effectively Relate Historic Events?
Students explore African American migration. In this black culture and history lesson, students use a map to identify northern and southern states in which African Americans lived in the 1900s. Students observe and describe objects and...
2nd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
On the Road with Marco Polo: Marco Polo in China
Students trace Marco Polo's route into China and use the Internet to research major products fabricated in 13th century China. They discuss their findings and write a report on either: silk, porcelain, jade, lacquerware or tea.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Trade in the Indian Ocean: Should China End Zheng He's Treasure Voyages?
Students examine the amount of trade that occurs in the Indian Ocean. Using China as an example, they discuss the reasons why it ended its treasure voyages in the area and predict what would have happened if the voyages continued. They...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
On the Road with Marco Polo: Sea Voyage to India
Students examine Marco Polo's route from China to Sumatra. They investigate the geography and climate, the religions and architecture of modern Indonesia. They study the use of spices and why they were so important in medieval times.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History