Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Incredibly True and Sometimes Strange Story of Shi Huangdi

Shi Huangdi, "First Emperor" 

 Today's Learning Objective  List the policies and achievements of the emperor Shi Huangdi in unifying northern China under the Qin Dynasty. 


Reading and Writing Warm-Up  Read about the life, achievements, and 'dark side' of ancient China's "First Emperor" Shi Huangdi here. Next, answer questions about what your read here.  

Video: 'First Emperor of China'  Today we will watch a short film about Shi Huangdi and his impact on China. Pay attention to several of the film's areas of focus: the dragon motif, Qin Dynasty warfare, Chinese writing, Qin's Code of Law, and the Great Wall of China. Take notes on how each of these subjects are depicted using the document First Emperor of China - Notes, which can be found in your Social Studies Google Classroom

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Ancient China: The Zhou Dynasty and the Era Of the Warring States

Ancient China during the Warring States Period 














 Today's Learning Objective  Identify the political and cultural problems prevalent in the time of Confucius and how he sought to solve them.

Warm-Up Video  Watch the informative video below that a group of high school students made about today's topic of study:  the Zhou Dynasty and the Era of the Warring States. 


Cause and Effect:  The Zhou Dynasty and the Era Of the Warring States Cause is what makes something happen. Effect is what happens as a result. Practice identifying cause and effect while reading about the Zhou Dynasty and the Era of the Warring States using the assignment Cause and Effect: The Zhou Dynasty and the Warring States Era, which can be found in your Social Studies Google Classroom

Monday, April 16, 2018

Ancient China: The Mandate of Heaven


Warm Up Quiz  Show me what you learned about the Shang Dynasty by taking the quiz here.  

Crash Course Video: Ancient China  Let the team at Crash Course review and introduce some key ideas related to Ancient China.  Watch the video below.  


The Mandate of Heaven - InsertLearning Assignment  Learn about an important belief held by many in Ancient China regarding how the right to rule was determined by reading an online article about the the Mandate of Heaven InsertLearning style. I have embedded questions, videos, and vocabulary support to make your online reading experience more meaningful and interactive. You will also receive points for questions that you answer correctly. You can access the article from your Social Studies Google Classroom

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Ancient China: The Shang Dynasty Meets InsertLearning


 Today's Learning Objective  Locate and describe the origins of Chinese civilization during the Shang Dynasty.  


Video Warm Up  Watch the video below and then write a response explaining the significance of the Shang Dynasty here.  


Getting Started with InsertLearning  Today we will be signing up for a new program called InsertLearning. InsertLearning lets you answer questions, see teacher notes, and take your own notes on any webpage. To get started, you first need to visit the Chrome Web Store and install the InsertLearning extension.  

Shang Dynasty InsertLearning Assignment  Today you will be reading an online article about the the Shang Dynasty InsertLearning style. I have embedded questions, videos, pictures, and vocabulary support to make your online reading experience more meaningful and interactive. You will also receive points for questions that you answer correctly. You can access the article at your Social Studies Google Classroom

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Dynasties of Ancient China

 

Warm-Up Quiz  It's time to show what you've learned about the 'Geography of China.' Take the quiz here.   

Video Introduction to Chinese Dynasties  Welcome to the amazing world of Ancient Chinese Dynasties! Watch the entertaining and informative video below and share your response here.   


Ancient China Dynasty Timeline  Today you will create a digital timeline featuring the earliest dynasties of Ancient China: the Neolithic Era (Xia Dynasty), Shang Dynasty, Chou (Zhou) Dynasty, Ch'in (Qin) Dynasty, and Han Dynasty. In addition to labeling each dynasty, your timeline should include the years of their reign and an image representing each dynasty. You can find the assignment Ancient China Dynasty Timeline in your Social Studies Google Classroom, which includes an example of how to complete your timeline. You can find images and information about ancient Chinese dynasties here and here.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Mapping China



 
Today's Learning Objective 
  Explain the geographic features of China that made governance and the spread of ideas and good difficult and served to isolate the country from the rest of the world.


Video Warm-Up  Get oriented with China's geography by watching the guided Google Earth tour of China below. What observations can you make?  


Ancient China Map Project  Today you will begin creating an informative digital map of China and labeling it with essential components of its geography. China Map Directions and a blank template for the China Map assignment can be found in your Social Studies Google Classroom. There are a multitude of resources you can use to help in labeling your map. An online student atlas can be found here. A physical map of China can be found here. And a political map of China can be found here. ThChina Map will be due Friday, April 13

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Welcome to Ancient China


 Today's Learning Objective   Analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the early civilizations of China.


Video Warm-Up  Welcome to Ancient China! Watch the China introductory video below and make observations about the geography and culture of China. Share your observations here.  


Ancient China Webquest  Get oriented with some of the things you'll be learning about during our unit on ancient China by starting to explore the Ancient China Webquest, which you can find in your Social Studies Google Classroom. Follow the links, research the questions, and record your answers using the document. We will work on this throughout the week.