Ancient China- Ancient Civilizations Unit Study

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This set of resources will help you teach your students about Ancient China.

Dive into history with recommendations for books, projects, and videos to supplement your studies. Hang posters that highlight the most important places from this time period. Learn about what they ate and what they wore. Create a detailed timeline with your classroom to learn about the most important events. Color and create maps of the area. Read articles about the most important things to know about this civilization. Do a few projects and crafts including practicing calligraphy, decorating a ming vase, creating a paper fan, making a Chinese lantern, and putting together a dragon puppet. 7 writing prompts have been included from various writing genres so that you can easily incorporate writing into your history lessons.

What You Get:

  • Fiction and Non-fiction book recommendations for Ancient China
  • Project and craft ideas
  • Links to youtube videos and documentaries
  • List of thematic spelling words
  • 22 important vocabulary strips (Buddhism, dragon, fan, panda, lantern, tea, palace, bamboo, scholar, terracotta, porcelain, Mongols, silkworms, jade, poetry, calligraphy, rice, lotus, silk, dynasty, emperor, and chopsticks)
  • Map of the Chinese Civilization
  • 5 famous people posters ( Laozi, Confucius, Han Feizi, Shi Huangdi, and Emperor Wudi)
  • 3 famous places posters (Terracotta Soldiers, Summer Palace, Great Wall of China)
  • 5 landmark posters (Yangtze River, Yellow River, Gobi Desert, Taklamakan Desert, and the Himalayan Mountains)
  • 2 Poetry posters with classic children's Chinese poems from ancient China (written in Chinese characters with English Translation)
  • Poster about "What did people in Ancient China eat?"
  • Cut-out time-line cards (36 total)
  • Long cut-out timeline to put up on the wall
  • World Map
  • Map of Ancient China (blank and marked)
  • "The Great Wall of Chinad" article (provided in two reading levels)
  • "The Three Perfections" article (provided in two reading levels)
  • "Chinese Silk" article (provided in two reading levels)
  • "The Silk Road" article (provided in two reading levels)
  • "Ancient Chinese Inventions" article (provided in two reading levels)
  • 2 character cut-outs that teach about what they wore in ancient China
  • Create an artifact museum craftivity
  • Reproduce 3 art artifact activity sheets
  • 3 coloring pages
  • Chinese Character Chart and practice sheet
  • Craft project: Decorate Chinese Teapot and Cups
  • Craft project: Decorate Two Ming Vases
  • Craft project: Design a Chinese Paper Fan
  • Craft project: Make a Paper Lantern
  • Craft project: Make a Dragon Puppet (This is my favorite!)
  • Design city layout of a Chinese city
  • Seven 1-page writing prompts from several writing genres
  • Four 1-page writing prompts from several writing genres with primary writing lines
  • Four draw-and-write early writer prompt templates
  • Review Game (Jeopardy Style) Includes instructions for setup, rules for the game, cut-outs for the headers, point cards, and question cards. 20 questions total.

 


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