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- Ancient Civilizations Complete Curriculum (PRINT & DIGITAL)This complete curriculum resource has over 1000+ pages/slides of material covering The Stone Age | Early Humans | Archaeology, Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt, Israel, Ancient India, Ancient China, Ancient Greece, and Ancient Rome. T$145.99$227.62Save $81.63
Ancient India Activities Resource Bundle!
**New Update 12/18 - 5 Reading Passages are now included in the bundle!
This bundled product contains the following 6 StudentSavvy resources!
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- Ancient China Interactive Notebook
This product contains interactive cut and paste learning material for students to create an organized social studies interactive notebook.
Answer Key Included
This resource is designed for an Ancient China unit. Topics covered in this unit include: dynasties, aristocracy, oracle bones, bureaucracy, bronze casting, bronze age, golden age, philosophers, Mandate of Heaven, taotie mask, emperors, Terracotta Army, Confucianism, Daoism, Legalism, warlords, Analects, The Great Wall, Huang River Valley, Xia Dynasty, Shang Dynasty, Zhou Dynasty, Qin Dynasty, Qin Shi Huang, Confucius, Laozi, The Great Wall, The Silk Road
-Ancient China Reading Passages
Questions & Answer Keys for Each of the 5 Reading Passages!
COMMON CORE ALIGNED!
Quick overview of topics covered in this resource include:
1.) Ancient China Civilization: Dynasties & History
-Contains overview of Ancient China's history and description of dynasties.
-Xia Dynasty - describes how little information was recorded during this time period
-Shang Dynasty -describes the Bronze Age and first recorded history
-Golden Age description during the Zhou Dynasty - philosophers and great thinkers such as Confucius, Laozi, and Mencius
-Qin Dynasty, describes political period and Legalism
Keywords: Legalism, Golden Age, Bronze Age, Huang River Valley, Dynasties
2.) The Bronze Age of Ancient China
-describes when it began and the types of materials used to create tools, weapons, decorative items, etc. that were created.
-description of spiritual beliefs and focus during this time – communicating with oracle bones / taotie masks to ward off evil spirits.
Keywords: bronze casting, oracle bones, taotie masks
3.) The Great Wall of China
-describes how it was designed to stop northern invaders (Mongols) from invading
-describes structure and length, facts
-describes how it was successful in keeping invaders out but many workers died while creating the wall
-compares to other past and present “walls” in society
Keywords: Great Wall, laborer, watch tower, beacon towers, and fortresses
4.) The Silk Road
-describes the routes and how traders used it
-Chinese merchants exported silk, spices, tea, and other goods
-describes the hazards that traders faced along the way (dangers of robbers, bad weather, illness, lack of water)
-How goods were transported (in caravans)
-The cultural impact that the Silk Road had to Ancient China (New religions were discovered: Buddhism movements ) New technologies and other useful information discussed and traded
Keywords: caravan, silk, Zhang Qian
5.) Ancient and Contemporary Philosophies: Confucianism and Daoism
Describes Confucius and his beliefs and values (education and self-improvement)
-reinforced The Mandate of Heaven belief
-Describes his book The Analects and some of his famous quotes
-Describes Daoism and the teachings of Laozi
-Famous sayings of Laozi from Tao Te Ching
-Compares and contrasts the two philosophies
Keywords: The Analects, The Mandate of Heaven, Daoism, Confucius, Confucianism
-Ancient China Interactive PowerPoint
This teaching resource is quite the virtual experience! This Ancient Civilizations PowerPoint can be used as a powerful classroom presentation or students can click their way through it on individual computers.
***This product was created with the latest version of PowerPoint (2016). The effects and transitions may not display properly on older versions. Please use the Google Slides version if students are using Chromebooks.
Topics covered in this unit include: dynasties, aristocracy, oracle bones, bureaucracy, bronze casting, bronze age, golden age, philosophers, Mandate of Heaven, taotie mask, emperors, Terracotta Army, Confucianism, Daoism, Legalism, warlords, Analects, The Great Wall, Huang River Valley, Xia Dynasty, Shang Dynasty, Zhou Dynasty, Qin Dynasty, Qin Shi Huang, Confucius, Laozi, The Great Wall, The Silk Road
- Ancient China STEM Challenges
Ancient China STEM & STEAM Challenges
Cross-curricular challenges for students who are studying Ancient Civilizations and Ancient China!
This resource has science, technology, engineering, and measurement activities to do with your upper elementary kids that will really enhance their learning!
There are 2 China STEM Challenges in this pack. Each STEM Challenge has detailed directions, photo examples, a list of materials needed, prediction section, brainstorming section, trials 1, 2, & 3, final results section with drawings, and a reflection section.
The STEM Challenges include:
1. The Great Wall of China Zipline!
Using a list of supplies, students must engineer a model of the Great Wall of China. The list of supplies are not required in this challenge, they are just suggestions on what they can use. Their wall must have at least two guard towers. On top of the guard towers, there must be a zipline apparatus where an object can travel from one tower to the next by using a pulley that attaches to a string. ******More instructions are found in the resource
2. Ancient Instruments: Erhu and Ruan Challenge!
Using a list of supplies and an information page, students must design either an erhu or ruan instrument. The instrument must be able to produce sound and the strings must produce a variety of pitches. ******More instructions are found in the resource
-Ancient China Google Classroom Student Projects
This product contains 3 digital projects that students can complete using Google Slides! This resource has a brochure project, a timeline project, and an info-graphic / poster project.
Each student-centered project has a sample project, answer key, and detailed project instructions for the students.
Info-graphic / Poster Project
Students pick a topic that they would like to research on Ancient China. (Ex: The Great Wall, The Terracotta Army) All of the elements in the info-graphic must be organized, clearly visible, and well placed. Creativity with color and photos is a must! **More instructions found in the resource
Using a template, students design a timeline of important Ancient China events. Students can add images, text, and other media to their timelines.
It is up to the teacher to add or change time periods that align with school resources.
Using a template, students design a brochure that highlights important facts and topics of Ancient China such as: The Huang River Valley, Dynasties, The Bronze Age, The Terracotta Army, The Great Wall of China, etc.
-Ancient China Assessment/Exam
This product contains an assessment that has vocabulary matching, fill in the blank, short answer, essay, and an info-graphic! It has 19 questions total.
It also contains an ANSWER KEY and an EDITABLE PowerPoint file
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