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The Ancient Chinese

Schomp, Virginia (Book - 2004)
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- Full-color interior makes the text more appealing to young readers than Lucent's Lost Civilizations, The Way People Live, and World History series. - At 100+ pages, this series offers substantially more information than Cavendish's Cultures of the Past series. - Contains several special features, such as a biographical dictionary, which describes important figures in the civilization, and a timeline. National Social Studies Standards: Grades 5-8 - Explain and give examples of how language, literature, the arts, architecture, other artifacts, traditions, beliefs, values, and behaviors contribute to the development and transmission of culture. Time, Continuity, & Change: II - Identify and use key concepts such as chronology, causality, change, conflict, and complexity to explain, analyze, and show connections among patterns of historical change and continuity. - Identify and describe selected historical periods and patterns of change within and across cultures. Individuals, Groups, &,Institutions: V - Demonstrate an understanding of concepts such as role, status, and social class in describing the interactions of individuals and social groups. Science, Technology, & Society: VIII - Examine and describe the influence of culture on scientific and technological choices and advancements, such as in transportation, medicine, and warfare.
Authors: Schomp, Virginia
Title: The ancient Chinese
Publisher: New York : Franklin Watts, c2004
Characteristics: 112 p. :,col. ill. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: written by Virginia Schomp
Notes: "Simultaneously published in Canada."
Contents: At the center of the world
Kings and emperors
Civil servants and nobles
Philosophers and holy men
Peasant farmers and soldiers
Artisans and silk makers
Merchants and traders
Inventors, scientists, and healers
Writers and artists
The legacy of ancient China
ISBN: 0531118177
Branch Call Number: j 931 S369a 2004
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: China Civilization Juvenile literature
LCCN: 2004002174
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The emperor was at the top of society in ancient China. Nobles and civil servants tended to his needs and assisted in managing the government. The majority of people in ancient China were peasant farmers, merchants, and craft workers.

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