Time Periods

6.5.1 WH 1, 2 Read a timeline and order events of the past between prehistory and the Renaissance.
6.5.7 WH 1, 2 Recognize major historical time periods (i.e., Early Civilizations, Classical Period, Dark Ages, Middle Ages, and Renaissance).

Map Reading SPIs

6.3.1

G

Identify the basic components of a world map (i.e., compass rose, map key, scale, latitude and longitude lines, continents, and oceans).   

6.3.2

G

Identify basic geographic forms (i.e., rivers, lakes, bays, oceans, mountains, plateaus, deserts, plains, and coastal plains).

6.3.4

G

Identify geographic reasons for the location of population centers prior to 1500 (i.e., coastal plains, deserts, mountains, and river valleys).

6.3.5

G

Use a variety of maps to understand geographic and historical information (i.e., political maps, resource maps, product maps, physical maps, climate maps, and vegetation maps).

6.3.3

G

Identify the location of early civilizations on a map (i.e. Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Ancient Chinese, Indian).

6.2.2 E Identify major trade routes (i.e., silk roads, Persian trade routes, African trade routes, Mediterranean trade routes, and ocean routes).

Culture SPIs

6.1.5

WH 1, 2

Identify differences between various cultural groups (i.e., European, Eurasian, Indian, Southeast Asian, Middle Eastern, African, and Native American).

6.5.5
 

WH 1

Identify major technological advances (i.e., tools, wheel, irrigation, river dikes, development of farming, advances in weaponry, written language, and printing press).

6.6.3 WH 1, 2 Describe the ways in which individuals can change groups (i.e., Martin Luther Christian church, William of Normandy English Monarchy, Joan of Arc Hundred Years War, and Buddha Chinese Culture).
6.4.4 GC Recognize the roles assigned to individuals in various societies (i.e., caste systems, feudal systems, city-state systems, and class systems).
6.5.12 WH 1, 2 Recognize the possible causes of change in civilizations (i.e., environmental change, political collapse, new ideas, warfare, overpopulation, unreliable food sources, and diseases).
6.1.1 G Recognize the basic components of culture (i.e., language, common values, traditions, government, art, literature, and lifestyles).
6.5.3 WH 1, 2 Identify types of artifacts by pictorial representation (i.e., Egyptian, Roman, Greek, Chinese, Native American, Medieval, and Renaissance).

Economy SPIs

6.2.4 E Recognize the importance of economic systems in the development of early civilizations around rivers (i.e., Tigris and Euphrates, Huang He, Nile, and Indus).
6.2.5 E Recognize the importance of trade in later civilizations (i.e., Mediterranean, Southeast Asia, India, and European).

Government

6.4.1

GC

Recognize types of government (i.e., formal/informal, monarchy, direct/indirect democracy, republics, and theocracy).

6.4.5   Compare and contrast the lives of individual citizens in various governmental organizations (i.e., monarchial systems, feudal systems, caste systems, and democratic systems-Greek).

Day 1 Geography of China

Map Skills

Using the world map from World History Two Pages 32-33 have students color the following:

Lecture Notes

Day 2 - Confucius

Have students read Ancient China pages 72-74 from Ancient Civilizations

Worksheet  "Confucius Said. . . " (Harcourt Brace Social Studies Activity Book pages 30-31)

United Streaming China From Past to Present Geography, Traditional Religions and Beliefs The Traditional Religions of China (7:16)

Lecture Notes

Day 3 The Great Wall

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/asia/china/index.shtml
Great Wall of China Coloring Page
http://www.jedessine.com/COLORIAGE/muraille.html

United Streaming Discovery Atlas: China Revealed: Short Stories - The Great Wall (2:35)
United Streaming World History: Pre-History  - China's Great Wall (5:51)

Worksheet "Ancient Chinese Soldiers" (Harcourt Brace Social Studies Activity Book page 33)

Lecture Notes

Day 4 The Han Dynasty - The Silk Road - Buddhism

United Streaming Discovery Atlas: China Revealed: Short Stories - The Silk Road (2:50)
United Streaming World History: Pre-History  - Ancient Trade on the Silk Road (7:12)

Worksheet "The Han Heritage" (Harcourt Brace Social Studies Activity Book page 34)

Silkworm Project http://zone.cps.k12.il.us/Showcase/Student_Projects/China/silkworms/silkworms.html

Create pictures made from spices.

Lecture Notes

Day 5 Genghis Khan and Kublai Khan

United Streaming Elementary Video Adventures: Landmarks of Civilization 1279 AD Barbarian Nomads Capture Control of China: Mongols: Mongols Genghis Khan and Kublai Khan (1:50)
United Streaming Civilizations: Fall of Power- Behind the Great Wall 6:28)

Lecture Notes

Day 6 Chinese Technology

United Streaming Discovery Atlas: China Revealed: Short Stories - Important Inventions (2:40)
Show video - The Chinese, Our Ancestors (Shows how the Chinese were the first to invent many of men's first inventions)

Have each student choose one invention to illustrate.

Inventions

made clocks that ran by water

built mills for grinding grains

cast bronze - bell 23 feet high and 12 feet across weighing 50 tons

found a way to make steel

first in printing
http://www.mce.k12tn.net/specialed/activities/science_social_studies/world_history/printing.gif

acupuncture
http://www.mce.k12tn.net/specialed/activities/science_social_studies/world_history/puncture.gif

spaghetti
http://www.mce.k12tn.net/specialed/activities/science_social_studies/world_history/spaghetti.gif

paper
http://www.mce.k12tn.net/specialed/activities/science_social_studies/world_history/paper.gif

the decimal system

sundial
http://www.mce.k12tn.net/specialed/activities/science_social_studies/world_history/sundial.gif

astronomy
http://www.mce.k12tn.net/specialed/activities/science_social_studies/world_history/astronomy.gif

porcelain chinahttp://www.mce.k12tn.net/specialed/activities/science_social_studies/world_history/china.gif

paper money
http://www.mce.k12tn.net/specialed/activities/science_social_studies/world_history/money.gif

compass
http://www.mce.k12tn.net/specialed/activities/science_social_studies/world_history/compass.png

seismograph
http://www.mce.k12tn.net/specialed/activities/science_social_studies/world_history/seismograph.gif

tangrams
http://www.mce.k12tn.net/specialed/activities/science_social_studies/world_history/tangrams_puzzle.png

jump rope
http://www.mce.k12tn.net/specialed/activities/science_social_studies/world_history/jumprope.gif

kites
http://www.mce.k12tn.net/specialed/activities/science_social_studies/world_history/kites.gif

folding umbrella
http://www.mce.k12tn.net/specialed/activities/science_social_studies/world_history/umbrella.gif

ink
http://www.mce.k12tn.net/specialed/activities/science_social_studies/world_history/ink.gif

playing cards

http://www.mce.k12tn.net/specialed/activities/science_social_studies/world_history/cards.png

abacus
http://www.mce.k12tn.net/specialed/activities/science_social_studies/world_history/abacus.gif

wallpaper
http://www.mce.k12tn.net/specialed/activities/science_social_studies/world_history/wallpaper.gif

the crossbowhttp://www.mce.k12tn.net/specialed/activities/science_social_studies/world_history/crossbow.gif

discovered breeding silk worms and wove silk
http://www.mce.k12tn.net/specialed/activities/science_social_studies/world_history/worm.gif

wheelbarrowshttp://www.mce.k12tn.net/specialed/activities/science_social_studies/world_history/wheelbarrows.gif

fireworks
http://www.mce.k12tn.net/specialed/activities/science_social_studies/world_history/fireworks.gif

dominoes
http://www.mce.k12tn.net/specialed/activities/science_social_studies/world_history/dominoes.gif

invented gunpowder
http://www.mce.k12tn.net/specialed/activities/science_social_studies/world_history/gun.gif

good at pottery, glass, and lacquering

matches
http://www.mce.k12tn.net/specialed/activities/science_social_studies/world_history/matches.gif

pottery wheel
http://www.mce.k12tn.net/specialed/activities/science_social_studies/world_history/pottery.gif

calligraphy

http://www.mce.k12tn.net/specialed/activities/science_social_studies/world_history/calligraphy.gif

medicines
http://www.mce.k12tn.net/specialed/activities/science_social_studies/world_history/medicines.gif

animal harness

http://www.mce.k12tn.net/specialed/activities/science_social_studies/world_history/harness.jpg

ice cream
http://www.mce.k12tn.net/specialed/activities/science_social_studies/world_history/icecream.gif

Ancient China Jeopardy http://www.hardin.k12.ky.us/res_techn/download/china.ppt

 

Videos

TLC Elementary School - Ancient Times - Write Chinese (2:50)

TLC Elementary School - Stories from China: Land and People

TLC Elementary School - Stories from China: People and Animals

The Chinese, Our Ancestors (Shows how the Chinese were the first to invent many of men's first inventions)