Ancient History 6.3: Ancient India & China
It is time to travel along the Silk Road and explore the final two ancient River Valley Civilizations: India & China. Our studies begin with the identification of environmental factors that exist in the regions of India and which are best for human settlement. Next will be a look at two religions that developed in India, Hinduism and Buddhism. We will then move into China and look at the great creations of the Qin Dynasty before determining which of the Chinese philosophies would work best in our school. Our studies will conclude with an examination of the Great Wall of China and see if the costs outweigh the benefits.
Where Our Studies Will Take Us: Asia
Can you identify the the regions we are studying in class? What are the names of the modern day countries?
Can you count in Chinese? Want to play a game to learn how? Click on the link below to access games, activities like origami, and stories that connect to your current studies of Asia. earn extra credit by showing me what you have done or learned.
Here are some fun ways to learn more about ancient India & China:
Want to learn more about India? China? Click on their names to find more information.
Play a game to become an Indus Trader. Want more games?
Learn how to play the ancient Chinese game Go. More games and craft here.
Current Class Resources
Silk Road Research Project:
Suggested Websites for research:
World Book Students: http://www.worldbookonline.com/student/home
World Book Kids: http://www.worldbookonline.com/kids/home
Mr. Donn (China page): http://china.mrdonn.org/index.html
Mr. Donn (Home page): http://www.mrdonn.org/
SqoolTube (Educational Videos): http://sqooltube.com/
Library Spot: http://libraryspot.com/
Internet Public Library Teens: http://www.ipl.org/div/teen/
Internet Public Library Kids: http://www.ipl.org/div/kidspace/
National Geographic Kids: http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/
Fact Monster: http://www.factmonster.com/
I Know That: http://www.iknowthat.com/noplugin.htm
World Almanac for Kids (requires a subscription, you can sign up using your school account for a free trial) : http://www.worldalmanacforkids.com/
Ivy's Search Engines for Kids: http://ivyjoy.com/rayne/kidssearch.html
For Understanding and Writing:
The Silk Road Vocabulary: 24
The Silk Road Video: Watch the video again, if you need, to answer the questions. Then select the link for your class to write your responses.
Chapter 19 Vocabulary Vodcast:
Chapter 13 text