Multcolib School Corps Picks Ancient China Grades 6-8
Annotation:In 1974, farmers uncover the terra-cotta army of China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huangdi. Satellite technology reveals about 8,000 soldiers at the tomb complex. Only 1,000 have so far been excavated.
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:The Buddha taught the Truth and the path to inner peace for forty-five years, attracting thousands of disciples. Today millions of people around the world live by his teachings.
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. Clothes of the Ancient World looks at how fashions developed with the rise and fall of the early civilizations.
Annotation:The Far East comes alive in this activity book centred 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:What modern boy or girl wouldn't want to be called "Precious Child," as parents in ancient China referred to their children? Or wear a beautiful silk brocade jacket, as wealthy youngsters did? Or nibble on a crunchy roasted cricket? 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.
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: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. The Chinese are credited with many important inventions, including the iron plow and magnetic compass. They also developed materials, such as silk and paper.
Annotation:Imperial China: Ancient kingdoms, warring states. First emperor. Han Dynasty. Sui and T'ang Empires. Rivals, rulers, and invaders -- Rulers of India: Early empires. Glory of the Guptas. Moghul might. Aurangzeb and after -- Ottoman Turkey: Ottoman origins. Marching on the West. Suleyman the Magnificent. Long decline. "The sick man of Europe."
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A collection of non-fiction materials about Ancient China and India for students in grades 6 through 8. The library has already-prepared Buckets of Books on this topic that you can check out. The Buckets contain books similar to those on the list (though not every title is exactly the same) plus a teacher's guide. To see the list of Buckets, go to: http://web.multcolib.org/educators/school-corps/bucket-books .