This lesson includes fill-in-the-blank notes (with an answer key provided) that weave in vocabulary definitions (ex. Mandate of Heaven) and questions (ex. What social classes developed in Shang China?). Additionally, an extension activity is included that asks students to read and summarize key information as well as describe it in their own words. Visuals are included throughout to help students better understand the material.
Topics covered: China's Geography Influences Civilization; Shang Dynasty; Zhou Dynasty; Religious Beliefs Develop in Early China; Achievements in Early China; and Leadership Philosophies/Three Schools of Thought Develop in China.