A Coloring Book of Ancient China for Ages 12 and above

Ancient China: Thematic Unit
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

Modern World history - Ming China
Identify relevant physical and cultural characteristics of Ming China c. 1500
China Teaching Workbook
Lesson plan and activities
Countering the surge of population in China
Food and cooking in China
Searching for China : A webquest
Teacher's guide available. From here, visit another 5 China related education websites
Language Art Activities
Lesson plan and worksheets.
Math Activities
12 lesson plans and activities, some with worksheets available too.
China : Dim Sum : A connection to Chinese-American culture
Lots of lesson plans, activities and worksheets. Categorized into subject areas. Good site.
A Unified China
Lesson Plan
Unit on China Posted by Susan Silverman
Literature, level: Elementary. Concepts Taught: China is a large country with interesting culture and customs
Chinese Multicultural lesson by Alanna Woodworth
Reading/Writing, level: Elementary. Purpose of Activity: As a result of this experience, the learner will appreciate listening to quality literature, learn about the Chinese culture, and participate in an oral activity.
Attitudes towards nature in Taoist art by Jean Johnson, New York University.
Through this activity, student will be able to: appreciate what some Taoists suggest is the harmonious relationship between humans and nature compare their attitudes about nature with some Chinese attitudes
Chinese Dialect Exercise
Objectives: to expose students to the obstacles to communication created by the presence of dialects to make students aware of the usefulness of a common writing system available to speakers of all dialect forms to prepare students for an investigation into the reasons for and approaches to "language reform"
Geography and culture of China
Grade Level and Subject: Seventh Grade Geography The learner demonstrates the ability to raise his/her level of knowledge and understanding of China, Chinese culture, and the origins of Chinese beliefs.
China Dim Sum : Chinese Inventions
Activity worksheet
Chinese Inventions
Lesson activity
How shall we rule China
- Role Play. Aim What options did Kublai Khan and the Mongols face as they established the Yuan Dynasty and how should they rule China?
Should the Ming end the treasure voyages ?
Lesson plan by: Jean Johnson, New York University
Who invented it ? Chinese inventions
Through this activity, students will be able to: recognize the length and depth of Chinese technological history. Understand the meaning of stereotype.
Women in Traditional China and their Portrayal in Chinese Folktales
Unit for grades10-12
Chinese Inventions and gifts to the west
Objectives : To demonstrate the early development of China's civilization. :To demonstrate the influence of China's inventions on Europe and the West
Chinese Revolution through the eyes of Chinese Youth
Objectives This lesson plan is designed to be used in tandem with other lessons on China since 1949, especially the lesson on the Cultural Revolution. The books listed here cover a range of time periods and events since 1949 and provide a way for students to hear Chinese people share, in their own voices, their experience of socialism in China.
Society : Minorities
Objectives To demonstrate that China's population is rich and varied as opposed to homogenous. (This provides an interesting contrast with the Japanese population.) To indicate to students that although minorities constitute a relatively small percentage of China's population (about 6%), their variety and political importance is significant. To alert students to the fact that areas occupied primarily by minority groups comprise a large percentage of China's territory.
US-China Relations
Objectives To introduce students to the contemporary history of U.S.-China Relations, with emphasis on the questions of trade and Taiwan. To expose students to primary documents published by the U.S. government.
Objectives To introduce students to Taiwan as one of the "Four Little Dragons," experiencing rapid economic development in Asia. To distinguish Taiwan from mainland China and place the controversy between the two entities in historical perspective.
The physical/historical setting of China
Read the facts
China : An ancient country in a modern world
As the Chinese New Year approaches, take this opportunity to introduce your students to the history and culture of China and its people. Included: Activities for younger and older students, and links to valuable teaching resources!
Should China Be Granted Most-Favored Nation Status?
GRADES: 11-12
Yin & Yang
Chinese Democratic Movement And The Tiananmen Massacre
Lesson plan
Chinese Communist Party
Lesson plan
Philosophy and Religion
Lesson plan and activities
Food and Geography
Objectives :To demonstrate the relationship between geography and various diets and eating habits.
Government and politics
Objectives :To demonstrate the relationship between the Chinese government and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). -To highlight the difference in political structure between a communist system and a non-communist system. -To provide students the opportunity to read primary source documents.
Society and education
Objectives : To highlight both the necessity of education in an industrializing country and the difficulties encountered in developing the quality and quantity of education available. -To demonstrate the differences between rural and urban China in terms of educational opportunity. -To explain what the impact of the Cultural Revolution (1966 - 1976) was on the educational system in China and to explore the state of education during the reform period of the 1980s.
The dilemma of reform in China
Objectives : to present a brief overview of issues raised by the attempt of China's communist leaders to carry out a new program of economic and political reform in the 1980s. -to provide context for understanding the recent reform movement of the 1980s and 1990s as one more stage in China's long search to establish a modern political and economic identity.
Ancient & Modern China
Many Lesson plans and activities. Includes lots of handouts. Good site.
Medieval China: How to Put Some "Tang" in Your Medieval Dynasties
Grade Level: Fourth. Presented by: Michael Kestner and Betty Uebel. Length of Unit: 15 Lessons (1 hour)
China during the middle ages
Presented by: Cheryl Jeffries and Jane Moss, Highland Heights Elementary, Richmond, Grade Level: Fourth Grade
Grade Level: 2 Presented by: Dr. Charles R. Waller, Bramlett Elementary School
ePLAY- China lesson plans
several lesson plans with printable activities
The China Project
The China Project is a two-tier initiative designed to promote understanding and awareness about China among largely New York City secondary school teachers and students. Lesson plan
China Unit
This China unit was developed by Family E-1 and delivered to 6th graders at O'Farrell Community School in several forms over the last year.
Golden Legacy Curriculum : Abacus
Objectives- Students will understand the main concept of the abacus, a counting tool for arithmetic. Students will make an abacus and be able to demonstrate simple numbers, addition and subtraction.
Chinese Calligraphy - Numbers 1-10
This unit has been designed to accompany the BAYCEP unit, Chinese Calligraphy
Ancient China
Lesson Ideas and activities
Along the Silk Road
Middle School Unit
Geography and culture of China by Tony Crawford
Seventh Grade Geography. The learner demonstrates the ability to raise his/her level of knowledge and understanding of China, Chinese culture, and the origins of Chinese beliefs
Chinese Lunar Calendar
Objectives -Students will learn about the Chinese Lunar Calendar and the characteristics associated with each of the twelve cycles. -Students will learn that the use of horoscopes to predict a person's future is common to many cultures. -Students will learn about proverbs and words of wisdom, and will participate in the traditional Chinese method of fortune-telling. -Students will test their acquired knowledge of the Golden Legacy. [This may be adapted for use with a single lesson plan.]
Bound Feet
Objectives Students will become aware of the old Chinese custom of foot binding. Students will become aware that few Chinese women in American had bound feet, although in the early days wives of merchants usually did; Students will compare foot binding with restrictive clothing in use today and in the past.
A Montessori Practical Life Activity for young kids
Using Chopsticks
In this activity, students try to pick up various items from bowls using chopsticks. Includes handouts
CHINESE KITE by Mary Ellen Gill
GRADE LEVEL/SUBJECT: Third grade and the subject area focused on was art. The objective for this lesson was for each student to make their own kite and fly it.

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