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Confucianism Part 1



Essential Questions to Guide the China Unit

  • How did geography affect Chinese history?
  • What defines a civilization?  What are the essential characteristics?
  • Why do civilizations rise and fall?  (think about spiral).  Where are we?
  • What makes an ruler or civilization great? 
  • Why study ancient China?  What connections can we make to today?
  • What are sources of information on Ancient China?  What is the difference between a primary and secondary source?

Games, Quizzes, and Stories


Can you Beat the Dragon? 

China Puzzle Game

Quia flash cards

Story of Pan Gu

Geography Resources


How did China's climate and topography affect the development and spread of Chinese civilization?

How does the distribution of China's population relate to its topography and climate?

http://www.worldatlas.com/ - gives major geographical landforms

Mapmaker Interactive - National Geographic

Worldmapper

http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/china/geog/maps.htm#1a

China Maps

Earth Album

Chinese Dynasties

Timeline

Chinese History for Beginners

http://www-chaos.umd.edu/history/toc.html

China 10k

Chinese Inventions

Paper:
http://www.computersmiths.com/chineseinvention/paper.htm

http://www.history-of-china.com/han-dynasty/invention-of-paper.html#

http://www.travelchinaguide.com/intro/focus/inventions.htm

Seismograph:
http://www.cultural-china.com/chinaWH/html/en/History159bye617.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcVFuIccf5c

Magnetic Compasss:
http://www.computersmiths.com/chineseinvention/compass.htm

http://www.smith.edu/hsc/museum/ancient_inventions/compass2.html

http://education2.uvic.ca/Faculty/mroth/438/CHINA/CHINA-COMPASS.HTML

Wind Zithers
http://www.chinaculture.org/gb/en_chinaway/2003-09/24/content_32159.htm

http://www.computersmiths.com/chineseinvention/kite.htm

Innovations on the Farm

http://www.chinaculture.org/gb/en_madeinchina/2005-05/25/content_69096.htm


For any group:  Thinkquest

Chinese Philosophies

Confucius

General Resources

Explore the Necropolis of Qin Shi Huang (Discovery Channel)

Ancient China (The British Museum)

China: Dawn of the Golden Age (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Images and Words from Beijing's Youth (Asia Society)


Ancient China for Kids

Discovery Channel


http://library.thinkquest.org/J0110667/

Children in China

CNN on China

Asia for Educators (Columbia University)

Information from Library of Congress

Nixon and China (PBS)

Takla Makan Mummies (Nova)

Ancient Chinese Explorers

Chinese Music (National Geographic)

Explore China - Videos

Chinese Bridges (NOVA)


One World Classroom Resources

Mystery of Easter Island

Information on China from US Department of State

Fact Monster

Timeline Index



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