|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
Identify the basic components of a world map (i.e., compass rose, map key, scale, latitude and longitude lines, continents, and oceans).
Identify basic geographic forms (i.e., rivers, lakes, bays, oceans, mountains, plateaus, deserts, plains, and coastal plains).
Identify geographic reasons for the location of population centers prior to 1500 (i.e., coastal plains, deserts, mountains, and river valleys).
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).
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).|
WH 1, 2
Identify differences between various cultural groups (i.e., European, Eurasian, Indian, Southeast Asian, Middle Eastern, African, and Native American).
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).|
|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).|
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
Using the world map from World History Two Pages 32-33 have students color the following:
Have students find the area where Mesopotamia was located (now Iraq and Syria). Color these countries orange.
Color the following bodies of water blue: Nile River, Mediterranean Sea
Ask these questions.
Which direction is
Egypt from China?
Greece from Italy?
Egypt from Greece?
Mesopotamia from China?
Mesopotamia from Egypt?
How could a person travel from Greece to China?
the height of the Himalayan Mountains (Himalayas include ten of the highest peaks in the world)
north of the Himalayas are high deserts (Gobi Desert one of the driest in world - Taklimakan Desert is second largest desert in the world)
travel by sea difficult because boats hard to steer and did not weather storms well (boats costly)
bandits and pirates
not much travel due to these obstacles
well protected by mountains and deserts, except on the north
problem - northern
border - nomads always invading from north
early people in
China settled mostly along the Yangtze River and Yellow River
Look at map of China (Ancient Civilizations page 72) - Have students trace the Yangtze River and Yellow River with blue
The Yangtze (Long River)
third longest river in the world 4000 miles long
floods each year and leaves fertile soil along the banks
high banks, which keeps homes safe from the annual flooding
The Huang He
United Streaming Video Elementary Video Adventures: Stories from China: Land and Animals: The Yellow River (8:30)
3000 miles long
banks along the Huang He River are low
one big problem is flooding - kills thousands of people
during flood season home destroyed - people must rebuild
in south people grow rice
in north grow wheat and barley
fruits grown in different areas
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)
culture very old
a system of weights and measure
make very fine things of bronze
best known good thinker
like Buddha - taught a way to live
born 551 BCE
three things he thought were most important wisdom, love, and courage
perfect society should have five things
love between parents and children
fairness between the ruler and the ruled
clear understanding between husband and wife about who is going to do what
respect between the young and old
good acts between friends
Confucius felt the government should set an example for people
if government honest and fair and doesn't steal from the people the people will act the same
his teachings were written down
early China was not united into one country
nobles fought each other for power
Chin kingdom became strong
Shih Huang-ti united smaller kingdoms to join him - united under the Chin dynasty
Day 3 The Great Wall
Great Wall of China Coloring Page http://www.jedessine.com/COLORIAGE/muraille.html
Discovery Atlas: China Revealed: Short Stories - The Great Wall
United Streaming World History: Pre-History - China's Great Wall (5:51)
Worksheet "Ancient Chinese Soldiers" (Harcourt Brace Social Studies Activity Book page 33)
started between 221 and 211 BCE by Shih Huang-ti
for 100s of year nomads coming down from north and raiding farmers
at different times different nobles had built pieces of this wall
Shih Huang-ti idea was to hook all the little walls together to make a solid wall against nomads
wall was easy for men to climb however horses couldn't get over
wall kept nomads from bringing in much food and supplies
wall is about 15 feet wide and 20 feet high
1,500 miles long
wall goes over mountains and across rivers
Day 4 The Han Dynasty - The Silk Road - Buddhism
Discovery Atlas: China Revealed: Short Stories - The Silk Road
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.
good things happened during Han Dynasty
new schools opened
discovery of a way to make paper
dictionary of Chinese language written
painting and bronze casting
peace in country
traders started working their way west
used camels caravans to cross the desert into the Tarim Basin then crossed Pamir mountains
Chinese goods got all the way to Europe became known as Silk road because carried silk along this road
Buddhism came to China along the Silk Road
traders brought back Buddhist ideas from other countries
Chinese liked Buddhism and many rulers became Buddhists
Day 5 Genghis Khan and Kublai Khan
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)
Genghis Khan born in a Mongol tribe north of China
poorly educated, but smart
after much fighting got Mongols on his side then attacked China
overran China to the --Yellow River
went west and took everything to the rivers Don and Dneiper
when died in 1227 the empire started to fall apart
his grandson Kublai Khan took over and kept China on its feet
Kublai Khan learned Chinese ways
made his capital at Peking
Marco Polo visited him
Day 6 Chinese Technology
Discovery Atlas: China Revealed: Short Stories - Important
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.
Ancient China Jeopardy http://www.hardin.k12.ky.us/res_techn/download/china.ppt
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)