Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Han Dynasty and the Silk Road


Warm Up: Ancient China Quiz  Show me what you've learned this past week about the Zhou Dynasty, the Warring States Period, Confucius, and Shi Huangdi and the Qin Dyansty by taking the online quiz here.  

The Han Dynasty: Jigsaw Reading Activity  Today we will be learning about the achievements of the Han, the dynasty that ends up replacing the Qin.  However, due to limited time we are going to do a "jigsaw reading" of the passage about the Jigsaw Dynasty. Each group will be assigned one passage from the text, become experts on one particular topic, and then report out to the class about what they learned.  You can find the Han Dynasty passage here.  Please wait for your assignment before beginning to read.  

The Silk Road: EDpuzzle Video  One of the greatest achievements of the Han Dynasty was the innovation of the "Silk Road."  Learn more about it by interacting with an EDpuzzle video today.  After you log in, locate the video entitled "The Silk Road and Ancient Trade."  Watch the video carefully and answer the five questions.  What you don't finish in class becomes homework.   

Homework  (1.) Finish your "Silk Road" EDpuzzle video and answer the questions.  (2.) All work related to Ancient China that you've done over the course of the past week must be turned in to your name folder within your Social Studies folder.  If you want to create a separate folder in your name folder entitled "March 28 - April 2," which covers the calendar window that we did the assignments, that would would be helpful for my grading.  You can find a list of the assignments due here.  Deadline: Before the start of class, tomorrow, Friday, April 4.