Monday, October 19, 2015

Cave Paintings of Lascaux

During today's lesson, we'll learn about ancient people through their art.

Go to the following website. It will help you respond to the questions we're looking at as a class today.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Ancient Civ Intro - Ancient China!

In our next unit, we'll be moving on from looking at our modern world to studying the people who came before us - Ancient Civilizations!

To get us into studying the past, today, you will complete a WebQuest focused on Ancient China.

Answer each of the following questions on loose leaf paper using the links provided.

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China Link 1

1. How does the Yellow River (Huang He) get its name?

2. Click the "story" link and read the story of Nu Gua. List 2 things that compare to other "creation" stories you know.

China Link 2

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3. What were 2 of the most prized materials in China and why?

4. What was made in a Kiln?

China Link 3

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5. When did the Shang Dynasty rule?

6. Who united all of China?

China Link 4

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7. How were tombs arranged?

8. Why were your ancestors important?

9. Click the "Explore" link and list 3 things you learn about Chinese tombs.

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China Link 5

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10. How is Chinese writing different from an alphabet?

11. Click the "Explore" link and choose one item. List three things about the item you chose.

China Link 6

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12. How many miles does the Great Wall stretch?

13. The Great Wall we see today was mostly built during which dynasty?

China Link 7

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14. What does Confucius have in common with Buddha, Jesus and Socrates?

15. Why was Confucius a "King without a Crown"?

China Link 8

16. According to the timeline, when did the Neolithic era in China begin?

17. According to the timeline, when did the Qin dynasty end?

18. In early Imperial China, how was the Chin dynasty divided?



Thursday, October 1, 2015

Example NL Needs Presentations

Here are some example slide shows for you to look at: