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Mrs. Wheeler.  Copy the objective: I will be able to explain the geography, early civilization and importance of family in ancient China.  Predict if.

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1 Mrs. Wheeler

2  Copy the objective: I will be able to explain the geography, early civilization and importance of family in ancient China.  Predict if each of the following statements will be true or false and explain why:  The ancient Chinese feared beasts known as dragons.  China’s Huang River, also called the “Yellow River,” is the muddiest river in the world.  The ancient Chinese called the Huang River “China’s Sorrow” because it was so unpredictable and often dangerous.  In ancient China, a person’s first responsibility was always to the state.  The eldest male in the Chinese family decided who his children and grandchildren would marry.  The Chinese were the first people known to use two names.  After you read come back to the bellringer to check your answer

3  Read & take Cornell Notes on the following cues:  Chinese Dragon (Introduction)  The Geography of Ancient China  Early Civilization in China  The Importance of Family

4  How did the Huang River affect ancient Chinese civilization?  What do you think ancient China had in common with the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and India?  What was the first known civilization in China?  Describe the importance of China’s first civilization. What effect do you think it had on later civilizations in ancient China?  Describe the importance of family in early China.  In ancient China, members of an extended family often lived together in one home. How do you think the ancient Chinese benefited from their family structure?  Suppose you were a member of an ancient Chinese family. Write a description of what you life would have been like.

5  Which best describes the climate of the northern part of China?  A. cool and dry  B. hot and dry  C. cool and moist  D. warm and wet  How did early Chinese people try to control the floods of a major river?  A. They tried to change the path of the river  B. They blocked tributaries flowing into the river  C. They dug large ditches next to the river  D. They built dikes along the banks of the river.  Which was most important in early Chinese society?  A. the individual  B. the family  C. the country  D. other countries

6  Which statement best describes the role of women in early China?  A. The youngest women held the most power in their families  B. Women chose whom their children would marry  C. Women owned the land, men controlled the money  D. Women obeyed their fathers, husbands, and sons  In China, using the family name first shows  A. your occupation  B. the importance of family  C. your title  D. your role in the family

7  Respected spirit, friendly beast that brings good luck, connected to rivers which makes the fields fertile  Describe the rivers as dragons

8  North China Plain  Which best describes the climate of the northern part of China?  A. cool and dry  B. hot and dry  C. cool and moist  D. warm and wet  South China Sea  What is the climate?  monsoons bring rain, warm and wet  No knowledge of other civilizations  believed they lived in the center of the world ▪ Middle Kingdom North China Plain

9  Most early civilizations grew around rivers  China’s rivers flooded each spring - topsoil  2 imp Chinese rivers ▪ Huang He (Yellow River) ▪ Begins in Tibet and empties into Yellow Sea – 3,000 miles ▪ Muddiest river in world ▪ What makes the river muddy?  Loess – good for growing crops  Chang Jiang (Yangzi River)  How did the early Chinese people try to control the floods of a major river?  A. They tried to change the path of the river  B. hey blocked tributaries flowing into the river  C. They dug large ditches next to the river  D. The built dikes along the banks of the river  “China’s Sorrow” – unpredictable and sometimes dangerous floods ▪ dikes

10  Shang dynasty – first known civilization in China, built first cities, finest bronze work, first Chinese writing (video)  What is the picture showing?

11  Zhou dynasty  Lived very close to the Shang, conquered Shang, ruled for 1000 yrs (early western and later eastern), warring states began  What is the Mandate of Heaven?  Rulers came to power because of destiny or fate Zhou Wen Wang, father first leader, Zhou dynasty.

12  Which was most important in early Chinese society?  A. the individual  B. the family  C. the country  D. other countries  Extended family lived together  Which statement best describes the role of women in early China?  A. The youngest women held the most power in their families  B. Women chose whom their children would marry  C. Women owned the land, men controlled the money  D. Women obeyed their fathers, husbands, and sons.  Lower status than men  Four virtues: morality, modesty, proper speech, and domestic skills

13  First to use 2 names  ex: Mao, Chan, Lu  What factors determined a person’s status within early Chinese families?  Age, gender – oldest man had the most privileges and power


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