Multcolib School Corps Picks Ancient China Grades 6-8
Annotation:Bodies encased in suits of jade, and a pristinely preserved mummy are among the other treasures from China's tombs that continue to provide us with clues to her rich, complex past. Ancient Chinaincludes an interview with Dr. Zhichun Jing, University of British Columbia, and working archaeologist at Anyang, the last capital of the Shang Dynasty.
Annotation:Along China's Yellow River, a mighty and technologically advanced civilization grew and flourished for thousands of years without any contact from the rest of the world. Life in Ancient China explores the daily lives of early the Chinese people, profiles the great dynasties that ruled China over the centuries, and introduces important religious and philosophical contributions, such as Confucianism, Daosim, and Buddhism.
Annotation:This series of books provides the reader with a true visual history of ancient civilizations that still intrigue us today. Each book examines the civilization's history: the way people lived and worked, the structures they built, and their scientific and medical developments.
Annotation:Demi, herself a Buddhist, brings her devotion to the teachings of the Buddha and her vast knowledge of his life to this comprehensive picture-book biography of an extraordinary spiritual leader.
Annotation:Was Marco Polo the world's greatest explorer -- or the world's greatest liar? Newbery Medalist Russell Freedman turns his eagle eye on the enigmatic Marco Polo in his most exciting biography yet.
Annotation:America's premier biographer for young people illuminates the remarkable life and far-reaching influence of the famous Chinese philosopher. Born in China in 551 B. C., Confucius rose from poverty to the heights of his country's ruling class.
Annotation:From the earliest times, people have worn clothes, not just for warmth, but to show their status or role in a group. Some wore special clothes for religious purposes, others dressed simply to look good and attract a partner.
Annotation:The Far East comes alive in this activity book centered on Marco Polo's journey to China from Venice along the 13th-century Silk Road. Kids will join Marco as he travels by caravan through vast deserts and over steep mountain ranges, stopping in exotic cities and humble villages, until at last he arrives at the palace of the Kublai Khan.
Annotation:Long dismissed as irrelevant by Communist China, Confucianism is experiencing a new resurgence in China and around the globe. So-called New Confucianists seek to find a unity between their religion and the modern world, rejecting any form of cultural isolationism.
Annotation:This fun book explores every aspect of life for Chinese children "way back when," from distinctive toys like a live "pet" dragonfly to hand-made lesson books to shopping at the exciting markets or strolling down the Silk Road in search of treasures.
Annotation:Explores the history of ancient China with 25 projects and includes anecdotes, biographies, and trivia to support the projects and teach kids about this society and its continued influence on modern culture.
Annotation:Take a trip in time to ancient China! You can walk on top of the Great Wall, trade for silk and tea, or study the teachings of Confucius. Author Elaine Landau and her dog, Max, will be your time-traveling tour guides in this amazing land.
Annotation:This version of the Cinderella story, in which a young girl overcomes the wickedness of her stepsister and stepmother to become the bride of a prince, is based on ancient Chinese manuscripts written 1000 years before the earliest European version.
Annotation:Richly illustrated with maps and reconstruction of everyday life, this resource book explores the geography, culture and history of the ancient world. Full-color illustrations.
Annotation:Describes the archaeological discovery of thousands of life-sized terracotta warrior statues in northern China in 1974, and discusses the emperor who had them created and placed near his tomb.
Annotation:After a cocoon falls into her tea cup and unravels to form a long, delicate thread, Hsi-Ling Chi, a princess in ancient China, meets a mysterious man who reveals how to transform the cocoons into silk.
Annotation: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.
Annotation:Long ago the people of China lived, worked, and fought under the protection of guardian spirits that took on the appearance of animals, but the children grew tired of war and created a new spirit to protect all the people and bring peace.