This resource includes ancient China interactive notebook activities, 18 task cards, a Great Wall of China accordion foldable, a skit on the "Three Ways" - Confucianism, Taoism (Daoism) and Legalism, a word wall and an Ancient China test!
Ancient China Interactive Notebook
These interactive notebook activities will help students organize information about ancient India!
Interactive notebooks are an effective tool in the classroom. Not only can they assist students in keeping their work organized, but they are also an easy-to-access resource for reference throughout the year.
The Ancient China Interactive Notebook is intended as a resource for late-elementary into middle school ages.
It includes 13 different interactive graphic organizers
and an answer key to help students organize the information you teach! There is no informational text for students included.
The file also includes pictures of every page in use!
1. Three Cover Pages
(Ancient China, Early China, Imperial China)
2. Two vocabulary activities
3. The Geography of China
(tabs for land features and water features)
4. Early Dynasties
(folder organizers for the Shang, Zhou, Qin and Han dynasties. There are two different types - blank fronts and ones with maps!)
5. The Philosophies
(tabs for Confucianism, Daoism, and Legalism)
6. The Social Classes
(a diamond organizer with spaces to record information about the social classes. There is one with social class names filled in and one left blank)
7. The Family
(tabs to record the roles of men, women, and children)
8. The Silk Road
(tabs for who, when, where, and why. PLUS there's a map to glue beneath it so students can mark the Silk Road and the resources traded along the way.)
9. Imperial Dynasties
(flipbook tabs for the Sui Dynasty, Tang Dynasty, and Song Dynasty)
10. Comparing Confucianism
(tabs for comparing Confucianism and neo-Confucianism)
11. Buddhism in China
(tabs for the origins of Buddhism in China and the beliefs and practices)
12. Advancements and Inventions
(a 14 page flipbook to record information about the inventions and advancements of ancient China! You can choose which ones you'd like to use.)
13. The Mongols
(tabs for Genghis Khan, Mongol Conquests, Mongol Government, and Trade)
14. Maps of China
(one map has some items labeled while the other is blank!)
This resource includes 18 task cards related to the study of ancient China!
Task cards are an effective resource in the classroom. These task cards can be used as part of group trivia games, entrance or exit slips, or as work for centers. The possibilities are truly endless!
Included in this resource:
1. A Note for the Teacher
2. 18 different task cards
3. Teacher answer key
4. Blank cards for the teacher to write additional questions
The Ancient China Task Cards are intended as a resource for late-elementary into middle school ages.
To make the cards last longer, please consider printing them on cardstock and laminating them. You can keep them in plastic baggies or punch a hole in the corner and add string or a round clip to keep them together.
The Great Wall of China Accordion Foldable
Engage your students in learning about ancient China when they create an accordion foldable filled with information about the Great Wall of China!
The resource includes paper pages for printing. There are two foldables: one in black and white for student use and one in color (with all notes included) for teacher use.
Topics and Resources about the Great Wall of China Included:
1. Qin Dynasty
2. Han Dynasty
3. Conditions at the Wall
4. The Silk Road
5. The Mongols
6. Ming Dynasty
7. Present Day
-Answer keys for every page in the form of a completed, color booklet foldable
-An editable PowerPoint with information for the foldable. The images (background) are not editable but the notes section can be altered for classroom use. The notes are already filled in for you to use right away with your students.
Ancient China Reader's Theater Skit - Confucianism, Taoism and Legalism
Ancient History can come alive in your classroom with the Ancient China Reader's Theater Skit! This approximately 15 minute skit will get students moving and acting as they travel back in time to meet famous figures like Confucius and Lao Tzu. Along the way, they'll be learning about the "Three Ways" - Confucianism, Taoism (Daoism) and Legalism. The essential question they'll be answering: How did the "Three Ways" affect the lives of the people in ancient China?
Included in this resource:
1. 9 page script for 10 students (estimated time: 15 minutes)
2. 5 discussion prompts
Word Wall and Ancient China Test
The Ancient China Word Wall consists of 10 terms to add to your classroom wall while teaching the unit to your students.
The Ancient China Test consists of 35 questions:
-Fill in the Blank
(An answer key is included, too!)
Interested in purchasing this resources separately? Click on the links below:
Ancient China Interactive Notebook Graphic Organizers
Ancient China Task Cards
Great Wall of China Accordion Foldable
Ancient China Reader's Theater Skit
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