6. How to Rule a Dynasty: What did the rulers of the Shang Dynasty do?
In this lesson pupils will be introduced to the story of the first king of the Shang Dynasty, King Tang of Shang. They will work in groups to prepare dramas based on his story. Pupils will then consider the arguments for and against Shang kings taking prisoners of war and they will write and deliver a persuasive argument to support or oppose this practice.
The PDF file includes the full lesson plan and two pupil activity sheets.
For Upper KS2/Grades 3-5
From the Shang Dynasty Resource Pack available at ks2history.com