5. Written on the Bones: What was the Shang system of writing like?
This hands-on lesson looks at the different ways in which Shang people used symbols and ideograms as writing. After researching different uses of writing, pupils will be set the challenge of making their own oracle bones from clay and they will use a symbols key to write their own questions on them using Shang ideograms.
The PDF file includes the full lesson plan and 2 pupil activity sheets.
For upper KS2/Grades 3-5.
From the Shang Dynasty Resource Pack from ks2history.com