Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Incredibly True and Sometimes Strange Story of Shi Huangdi

Shi Huangdi, "First Emperor" 
Warm Up  Read about the life, achievements, and 'dark side' of Ancient China's "First Emperor" Shi Huangdi here.  Next, answer questions about what your read here.  

Video: 'First Emperor of China'  Today we will watch a short film about Shi Huangdi and his impact on China.  Pay attention to several of the film's areas of focus: the dragon motif, Qin Dynasty warfare, Chinese writing, Qin's Code of Law, and the Great Wall of China.  Take notes on how each of these subjects are depicted using the document here.  If for some reason you would like to pay $2.99 you can access the film below.  Otherwise, I'll be showing the video on the big screen for free in class.   

Homework  Finish your video notes and Shi Huandi 'Warm Up' questions.