This is a 39 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on Ancient Civilizations - Ancient China & East Asia Civilization. Each of the slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
The mountains and deserts have played an important role in Asian history since they created natural barriers to outsiders. East Asia is home to long rivers, high plateaus, dry deserts, and rugged mountains. For thousands of years, East Asian people were isolated from the rest of the world—this allowed them to develop their culture in a very unique way.
Despite the dry and mountainous terrain of East Asia, there are some low plains suitable for early civilization. The North China Plain is the main area where farming is done in China. The main food grown in China is rice. Rice grows best in warm areas that have flooded fields—often called rice paddies. Since rice produces more food per acre than wheat, it can support a much higher population.
Heavy summer rains and snow melt support 2 large river systems in East Asia. The Huang He or Yellow River is the 6th longest river in the world. It is called the Yellow River because the water picks up yellowish silt from the western half of the river. The river is known for the amount of silt it carries. Geographers estimate about 1.4 billion tons of silt flow into the Yellow Sea. This is where China’s early civilization began.
In China, the powerful families that controlled land became leaders of family-controlled governments called dynasties. Chinese history from ancient times until about 100 years ago is divided by different ancient dynasties.
The Xia Dynasty (2000 BCE-1600 BCE)
The Shang Dynasty (1600 BCE-1046 BCE)
The Zhou Dynasty (1046 BCE-256 BCE)
The Qin Dynasty (221 BCE-206 BCE)
The Han Dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE)
Chinese dynasties would continue to rule China until Medieval times when the Mongolians finally conquered China. Chinese families eventually fought back and regained control, which they maintained until 1911 when China experienced a civil war.
China is unique because they have continued the same culture since ancient times. There are very few examples of architecture from Ancient China or even Imperial China. China primarily used wood as its main building material similar to Mesopotamia, very few ancient structures exist today.
The Ancient Chinese Civilization, was one of the first 4 early civilizations to develop and thrive.
The presentation covers the following:
Isolated by Geography
North China Plain
The Yellow River
Monsoons & Farming
Xia Dynasty & Silk
Xia Dynasty Real?
Divination & Ancestor Worship
The Shang Dynasty
The Zhou Dynasty
Iron Age of China
Government Controlled Agriculture (2)
“Mandate of Heaven”
Warring States Period
The Qin Dynasty
Qin Shi Huang
Building The Great Wall
Expanding the Wall
Terra Cotta Army
Qin Dynasty Impact
The Han Dynasty
Religion & Government
Period of Inventions
The Silk Road
Uniqueness of China
End of Presentation
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