Monday, March 16, 2015

The Shang Dynasty

King Tang of the Shang Dynasty


 Today's Learning Objective  Locate and describe the origins of Chinese civilization during the Shang Dynasty.  


Video Warm Up  Watch the video below and then write a response explaining the significance of the Shang Dynasty here.  


Shang Dynasty Webquest  Some say the time of the Shang Dynasty was one of the most important time periods in ancient Chinese history. Enjoy your journey back in time to learn about this exciting dynasty, which begins with the Webquest here. However, today you will not be traveling alone; you will be bringing along the person sitting next to you, and together you will be expected to collaboratively complete the Webquest assignment found here. Have one person make a copy of the assignment and share it with the other, and then decide who will be responsible for the various sections. (Please make sure you move the document to your Social Studies folders.) Some of the Webquest links are broken, so additional resources on the Shang Dynasty can be found herehere, and here.  

Video of the Day  You're not alone. Hear what these 12-year-olds think about navigating the most awkward, essential year of their life.