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Monday Mix-ins: Ancient China

November 27th, 2017

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It’s Trimester 2, everyone! We hope your Thanksgiving break was restful and filled with gratitude. We also hope to see many SLOCA parents at tonight's History and Literature training! 

Ancient China is our first stop this trimester, and we’ll also take a look at Confucianism and Taoism. Here are your links for the week – and remember parents, please preview and/or supervise to make sure the following are approved for your family:

VIDEOS:

Crash Course Thought Bubble: China – A quick look at the Chinese philosopher Confucius:

 

Who Was Confucius? – Here’s one of several TED-Ed videos about ancient China:

 

Confucius – A 5-minute video explaining Confucianism:

 

Lao Tzu – From the same channel as above, here’s a video about Taoism and its founder:

 

The Silk Road: Connecting the ancient world through trade – Another from TED-Ed:

 

The incredible history of China’s terracotta warriors – And another TED-Ed video:

 

What makes the Great Wall of China so extraordinary – One more from TED-Ed:

 

How Silk is Made – If your kids are interested:

 

Ancient China for Kids – Here’s a 30-minute educational video for kids:

 

Journals Through History: Ancient China’s Contributions to the World – This 15-minute video is from Discovery Kids:

 

WEBSITES:

Ancient China – From the British Museum, click on each category (then click on the image in the center of the page) to find a story, things to explore, and a challenge about each topic.

Ancient China App – Here’s an educational app from Kids Discover. They also make print magazines you can order, including one for Ancient China. (Scroll to the bottom of the page for 2 free downloads from this issue!)

See the Great Wall of China – View aerial panoramic photos that you can zoom in on. Or try this virtual tour.

Map of the Great Wall of China

The Basics of Confucianism

Key Words in Taoism and how they are written in Chinese characters.

Find your Chinese name

Learn to write Chinese Characters

Ancient China printable crossword puzzle (and the answer key)

Learn how to use a Chinese Abacus and try the online abacus when you think you’ve got it.

How to make a Chinese paper lantern

Online games related to ancient China:

 

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