The Zhou Dynasty and the Era of the Warring States
Ancient China during the Warring States Period
Warm Up First, go to School Loop and check your Shang Dynasty quiz score and updated Social Studies grade. Next, make sure you have submitted all required Social Studies work for the week to your name folders. Finally, if you If you have headphones and want to, go ahead and start the video below. It features a group of high school students made a pretty informative video about today's topic of study: the Zhou Dynasty and the Era of the Warring States. If you don't have headphones, wait for Mr. McGinty to play it on the big screen
Cause and Effect: The Zhou Dynasty and the Era Of the Warring States 'Cause' is what makes something happen. 'Effect' is what happens as a result. Practice identifying cause and effect while reading about the Zhou Dynasty and the Era of the Warring States using the activity here. Homework Complete the 'Cause and Effect' assignment.
Hammurabi's Code ReflectionLast week we studied acnient Mesopotamian emperor Hammurabi who was responsible for one of the world's first written law codes. After reviewing and analyzing Hammurabi's code, what do you think? Which of Hammurabi’s laws did you find fair? Which did you find unfair? Provide details and examples from the laws to support your claims. I have provided some sentence starters for "Scholarly Discourse" to help guide our discussion. Mesopotamia Timeline Project Now let's combine our understanding of timelines with our knowledge about Mesopotamia. Today you will construct your own timeline about the history of Mesopotamia. You will select at least five significant events from Mesopotamia's history, arrange them in chronological order with dates, and include an image and description of importance to accompany each event. Additional directions can be found with the assignment History of Mesopotamia Timeline. You may want to use your Soci…
Today's Focus Question How did the pharaohs gain authority over a large kingdom? Guided Reading: Egypt Under the Pharaohs Today we are going to read about how the pharaohs, or rulers of Egypt, were able to gain the authority to rule over Egypt. Where did this assumed power come from? How were a succession of pharaohs able to maintain control of Egypt for so long? As we read excerpts of your Social Studies workbook below, you will use the document Sources of Pharaoh's Authority to take notes on this topic. This assignment will be duenext Friday, October 24.
Lesson Focus Question What did writing look like in ancient Egypt and how was it used? Ancient Egyptian Writing Overview Today we are going to continue to learn about ancient Egyptian writing. The following is an excerpt from the British Museum's online Ancient Egypt exhibit: The ancient Egyptians believed that it was important to record and communicate information about religion and government. Thus, they invented written scripts that could be used to record this information. The most famous of all ancient Egyptian scripts ishieroglyphic. However, throughout three thousand years of ancient Egyptian civilization, at least three other scriptswere used for different purposes. Using these scripts, scribeswere able to preserve the beliefs, history and ideas of ancient Egypt in temple and tomb walls and onpapyrusscrolls. The Story of Ancient Egyptian Writing: The British Museum We will now learn about how writing changed in ancient Egypt over time by reading an interactive story at …