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The Birth of a Dynasty
Students view a video about the rise of the Medici family of Renaissance Italy. They complete a chart comparing Medieval Europe to Renaissance Italy.
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From China's physical geography and earliest beginnings of civilization to the Qin and Han dynasties, here is a nicely designed worksheet on ancient China, which includes a graphic organizer and timeline to summarize the reading material.
6th - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Understanding History Through Oracle Bone Study
Students study the Chinese characters and oracle bone inscriptions in order to understand the relevance of language to the reflection of cultural values. They examine the appearance of an oracle bone and the use of oracle bones in...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
China Overview: A Brief History of Chinese Dynasties
Sometimes all you need is a quick reminder and a brief outline to help put information in order. Present your class with an outline of the major accomplishments, individuals, and culture that marked each of China's ten Dynasties. This is...
7th - 9th Social Studies & History
Venice and the Ottoman Empire
In the nineteenth episode of a world history series, the narrator explains how the mutually beneficial relationship between the Venetians and the Ottomans led to the Renaissance and Christopher Columbus' voyages. More specifically, your...
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Achievements and Challenges of Egypt
Awesome, that is all I have to say! This set of lessons provides learners with an understanding of ancient Egyptian laws, lifestyle, religion, and culture. It engages them in a critical analysis activity regarding the film, "The Prince...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Geography and Culture of China
Take out a map, a paper, a ruler, and those coveted colored pencils for a lesson on Chinese culture and geography. This is a multifaceted approach to basic geography skills that incorporate story telling, class discussion, primary source...
7th Social Studies & History
Create a Lotus Lantern for the Lotus Lantern Festival
The Koren Lotus Lantern Festival, also known as Yeondeunghoe celebrates the birth of the Buddha. It is also the topic of a wonderful art-based lesson. The class discusses the significance of the lotus in relation to the story of the...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History