Lesson 3. Let it Grow! Let it grow!: How did Shang farmers provide food for their society?
This lesson addresses the question of how farmers were able to irrigate their crops to provide enough food. Pupils will be introduced to the legend of Yu the Great and will consider his influence on the Shang Dynasty. They will learn what kind of food people ate in Shang times and try out a Shang recipe for Ginger Millet Porridge.
The PDF file includes the full lesson plan and two pupil activities including the story of Yu the Great and a recipe for Shang porridge.
From the Shang Resource Pack available at ks2history.com
For Upper KS2/Grades 3-5.