Author:
Melody Casey
Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Level:
Middle School
Grade:
6
Tags:
  • GEDB
  • Global Education
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
    Language:
    English

    Education Standards

    GEDB Ancient China: Discovering China (Lesson 1 of 3)

    GEDB Ancient China: Discovering China (Lesson 1 of 3)

    Overview

    Students will research basic understandings of the geography, government, religion, philosophies, and population of China by analyzing maps, taking guided reading notes, viewing images, and online resources. This lesson was developed by Michael Jackson as part of their completion of the North Carolina Global Educator Digital Badge program. This lesson plan has been vetted at the local and state level for standards alignment, Global Education focus, and content accuracy.            

    Lesson Plan

    Description

    Students will research basic understandings of the geography, government, religion, philosophies, and population of China by analyzing maps, taking guided reading notes, viewing images, and online resources.


    Content

    Learning Targets and Criteria for Success

    Understand geographic factors that influenced the emergence, expansion and decline of civilizations, societies, and regions over time.

    Understand how the physical environment and human interaction affected the economic activities of various civilizations, societies, and regions.

    Understand the development of government in various civilizations, societies, and regions.


    Learning Tasks and Practice

    We have been studying the Indus Valley Civilizations. The transition into Ancient China logically aligns with the sharing of ideas between cultures such as Buddhism.

    Today we will begin our study of Ancient China using the interactive PowerPoint to investigate general knowledge about this civilization.

    Students will read, skim & scan, and record facts about Ancient China civilization. Students will locate, label, and create a key to identify key geographical features of this region.

    Students will read, skim & scan, and record facts about Ancient China civilization. Students will locate, label, and create a key to identify key geographical features of this region.


    Collecting and Documenting Evidence of Learning

    Students will list and discuss similarities and differences of various aspects of Ancient Chinese Culture to the society they live in today.Independent work will be collected.