Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Mandate of Heaven

Warm Up  Show me what you learned about the Shang Dynasty by taking the quiz here.  

Crash Course Video:  Ancient China  Let the team at Crash Course review and introduce some key ideas related to Ancient China.  Watch the video below.  

The Mandate of Heaven  Learn about this important belief held by many in Ancient China regarding how the right to rule was determined.  You can read about it here and here.  Can you synthesize the information from the three written sources (and the Crash Course Video) and describe in your own words what the Mandate of Heaven was and how it worked?  Try doing so here.  

Homework  (1.) Complete your description of the Mandate of Heaven.  (2.) Deadline: All Social Studies assignments from the past week must be completed and in your name folder within your Social Studies folder by the start of class tomorrow, Friday, March 28, if you want to receive full credit.  A list of these assignments can be found here.