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Title: Exploring the World of Ancient China


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Exploring the World of Ancient China
History SOL 2.1 and Geography SOL 2.4
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The word ancient describes a time long, long ago.
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Where in the world is China?
http//www.chinapage.com/emperor.html
4
http//www.infoplease.com/atlas/asia.html
China is located on the vast continent of Asia.
5
China is slightly larger than the United States.
http//www.columbusguides.com/data/chn/chnmap.asp
6
http//www.chinapage.com/emperor/huangdi.html
Ancient China was ruled by an emperor.
Emperor Shi Huangdi
7
Emperors commanded the army.
Cavalryman and saddle horse
http//instructional1.calstatela.edu/bevans/Art101
/Art101B-10-China/WebPage-Full.00015.html
8
They made new laws and ordered the building of
temples and palaces.
http//www.chinapage.com/emperor/wudi0007.html
http//www.witn.psu.edu/articles/article.phtml?art
icle_id49
9
When an emperor died the duties were passed on to
his oldest son.
http//www.historyforkids.org/learn/china/history/
tang.htm
10
A line of rulers from the same family was called
a dynasty.
http//www.historyforkids.org/learn/china/clothing
/index.htm
11
China was named after the Qin dynasty.
http//www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/prehistory/china/early
_imperial_china/qin.html
12
The Great Wall was built during the Qin dynasty
at the command of the first emperor, Shi Huangdi.
http//www.chinapage.com/emperor/qin1001.html
13
The Great Wall is Chinas greatest structure and
the only man-made structure that can be seen from
the moon.
http//images.shoppingsavvy.com/China-The-Great-Wa
ll.html
14
http//search.gallery.yahoo.com/search/corbis_id?p
cid3A11400530
The stone wall is almost 4,000 miles long and
took 25 years to build.
15
http//www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/greatwal
l/Map.html
16
The Great Wall was built to protect China from
enemy invaders.
http//beifan.com/032greatwall/gw04h.html
17
Ancient China is also known for many great
inventions.
Wheelbarrow
Yoke
http//www.central.k12.ca.us/akers/inventions.html
18
http//www.geocities.com/SoHo/1911/centi1.jpg
http//www.geocities.com/SoHo/1911/gallery.htm
http//www.chinavoc.com/arts/folk/kite.htm
19
http//inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blroc
kethistory.htmchinese
http//www.wf.net/lcrump1/2002.htm
Fireworks
http//www.snap-shot.com/picpages/00pics.shtml?fir
eworks4.jpg
20
http//www.historyforkids.org/learn/clothing/silk.
htm
Silk Cloth
Silkworm
http//www.sievers.nl/china/092-23.jpg
http//www.nature.com/nsu/021209/021209-14.html
21
http//www.central.k12.ca.us/akers/inventions.html
Umbrella
http//www.japanesegifts.com/oriental_umbrellas.as
p
22
Compass, used for sailing.
http//www.central.k12.ca.us/akers/inventions2.htm
l
23
http//qi-journal.com/culture.asp?-token.SearchID
Abacus
Abacus, used for solving mathematical problems.
Ancient Chinese abacus beads
http//www.anythinganywhere.com/commerce/relic/chi
n-abacusbead.htm
24
Lunar Calendar
http//www.saxakali.com/COLOR_ASP/lunarcycle.htm
25
http//www.beijingservice.com/attractions/forbidde
ncity/buildings/taihedian.htm
The Chinese invented a unique building style.
Some of these buildings have stood for more than
500 years.
http//instructional1.calstatela.edu/bevans/Art101
/Art101B-10-China/WebPage-Full.00023.html
26
The Ancient Chinese New Year was an exciting
celebration with dances, fireworks and symbols of
good luck.
http//webexhibits.org/calendars/calendar-chinese.
htmlSECTION00910000000000000000
27
The Ancient Chinese also invented their own
writing form called calligraphy.
http//wavedancing.net/gallery/index.htm
28
http//www.omniglot.com/writing/chinese_types.htm
types
Calligraphy is made up of painted characters that
make a word or idea.
29
The characters are written from top to bottom.
http//www.chinapage.com/simakuav.gif
30
The Chinese painted calligraphy on both paper and
silk.
http//www.sievers.nl/china/094-06.jpg
http//www.chinapage.com/images/bridgev.jpg
http//wavedancing.net/gallery/product.jsp?itemnum
16
31
China is home to the highest mountain in the
world,
Mt. Everest.
32
Mt. Everest is part of the Himalayas, a mountain
range in southwest Asia.
http//perso.club-internet.fr/pchanez/Himalaya/Him
alaya_eng.html
33
http//www.compusmart.ab.ca/mcgregor/pictures/chin
a97/yangtze.htm
The longest river in China is called the Yangtze
River.
34
The Yangtze River flows from west to east in
central China.
http//www.china-tourism.org/guide/3_gorges/map_ya
ngtzevalley.htm
35
Many rare animals live in Chinas diverse
environment.
http//pic.templetons.com/brad/photo/china/xiling/
index.html
http//www.agroecology.org/people/erle/images/ZQvi
ew.jpg
36
Large Yak
http//perso.club-internet.fr/pchanez/Himalaya/Him
alaya_eng.html
37
Wild Cranes
http//home.appleisp.net/fraser//portfolio/nature
/wildlife/
38
Giant Panda
http//www.junglewalk.com/photos/Panda-pictures.as
p
39
The panda is an endangered animal that lives
in the bamboo forests of China.
http//www.junglewalk.com/photos/Panda-pictures.as
p
40
Today, there are over one billion people living
in China, making it
the most populated country in the world.
http//www.sievers.nl/china/091-19.jpg
41
Chinas capital, Beijing, is rich in history.
http//www.chinahighlights.com/photos/bjalbum.htm
42
Much is known about the ancient Chinese culture
because the people of China have carried on the
ancient traditions.
http//chineseculture.about.com/library/weekly/aa1
02798.htm
43
http//www.siamese-dream.com/umbrellas/index.html
Chinese children learn about ancient China at
school…
and at home.
http//www.sievers.nl/china/093-10.jpg
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Exploring the World of Ancient China
Designed by Mandy Arnold for Hanover County
Schools, VA
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