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The Enduring Legacy of Ancient China

The Enduring Legacy of Ancient China

ISBN:
9780887275081
Primary Source Lessons for Teachers and Students
$59.99
Description

Both an illustrated teacher's guide and a textbook, The Enduring Legacy of Ancient China: Primary Source Lessons for Teachers and Students offers teachers and students a treasure trove of resources. Authored by the curriculum specialists at Primary Source, Inc., the book and CD-ROM combine thoughtful lessons with vivid, authentic materials that create opportunities for students to form their own understanding of Chinese culture and artifacts.

The lessons in The Enduring Legacy of Ancient China are organized in a modular way so teachers have the flexibility to select the order in which they teach an entire course. Schools without a course dedicated to Chinese culture may choose one or more chapters as China segments within their existing world studies course.

A lab version (for teachers who wish to use the CD-ROM resources in the classroom) is also available.

Specs

Publisher: 
Cheng & Tsui
Publication Date: 
2006
Trim Size: 
7.5 x 9.5
Format: 
Paperback w/ CD-ROM
Pages: 
328pp
Illustrations: 
B/W Illustrations and Photography
Table of Contents

The Enduring Legacy of Ancient China

Acknowledgments

 

x

Foreword

 

xiii

Introduction

 

xv

Context Essay:

"The Excitement and the Challenge of Understanding China's Past"

xxi

I.                 Creating a Framework

 

 

Lesson 1

Stereotypes

1

Lesson 2

Geography

11

Lesson 3

Emergence of a State-level Society

29

Lesson 4

Archaeology Unlocks the Past

41

Lesson 5

Language

55

II.               Enduring Traditions

 

 

Lesson 6

Early Chinese Mythology

69

Lesson 7

The Impact of Confucius

79

Lesson 8

Additional Chinese Belief Systems

91

III.            Community Life

 

 

Lesson 9

Festivals

107

Lesson 10

Family Life

119

Lesson 11

Cities and Dwellings

137

IV.             The Four Accomplishments

 

 

Lesson 12

Calligraphy

157

Lesson 13

Poetry Highlights

167

Lesson 14

Traditional Painting

183

Lesson 15

Music

197

V.                Human Ingenuity

 

 

Lesson 16

Public Works and Centralized Projects

211

Lesson 17

Inventions and Innovations

229

VI.             Beyond the Borders

 

 

Lesson 18

The Silk Routes

237

Lesson 19

Relations with Nomadic Neighbors

253

Lesson 20

China and the South Seas

269

 

 

 

Glossary

 

289

Credits

 

295

Reviews

What an amazing accomplishment The Enduring Legacy is! I had intended just to scan it, but as I started reading, it was so interesting that I read it from cover to cover, along with most of the CD-ROM info. I think teachers would be thrilled to use it. It's really user-friendly and puts so much information right at the teacher's fingertips - along with loads of references to resources that they don't have to dig up themselves. There are some wonderfully engaging activities that I think kids would really get into. Kudos to everyone who was involved in planning/writing it!

— Karen DeRusha, retired teacher, Newton, Massachusetts Public Schools

The primary sources provided on the Enduring Legacy of Ancient China CD save valuable teacher time and support student proclivity for interaction with technology for research.

— Elsie Wu, Andover Public Schools, Andover, MA
The Enduring Legacy of Ancient China is a superb repository of ideas to create or modify one's lesson plans.
— Library Bookwatch: October 2013
About the Series

Both an illustrated teacher's guide and a textbook, The Enduring Legacy of Ancient China: Primary Source Lessons for Teachers and Students offers teachers and students a treasure trove of resources. Authored by the curriculum specialists at Primary Source, Inc., the book and CD-ROM combine thoughtful lessons with vivid, authentic materials that create opportunities for students to form their own understanding of Chinese culture and artifacts.

The lessons in The Enduring Legacy of Ancient China are organized in a modular way so teachers have the flexibility to select the order in which they teach an entire course. Schools without a course dedicated to Chinese culture may choose one or more chapters as China segments within their existing world studies course.

A lab version (for teachers who wish to use the CD-ROM resources in the classroom) is also available.