In this PPT, students receive background on the Zhou and Shang Dyansties of ancient China.
This PPT focuses on discussions with maps (questions for Think-Pair-Share provided in PPT) and background information about the dynasties. It is an overview of ancient China as a comparison to ancient Egypt.
This can be used to examine the skill of comparison.
The AP World History format is changing and there is not as much emphasis on ancient history but the skills and large themes are still important. That's the justification for the overview as opposed to the minutia of details.
This can also be used in a 9th grade world history course.