Multcolib School Corps Picks Ancient China Grades 6-8

Marco Polo for Kids
Marco Polo for Kids His Marvelous Journey to China: 21 Activities By Herbert, Janis eBook - 2001 Click here for full text »

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

Ancient China
Ancient China DVD - 2004 DVD j 931 ANCIENT Available in some locations

Annotation:Join archaeologist Arizona Smith and a young detective-in-training as they unlock the mysteries of ancient China, including a visit to the Great Wall.

National Geographic Investigates Ancient China
National Geographic Investigates Ancient China Archaeology Unlocks the Secrets of China's Past By Ball, Jacqueline A. Book - 2007 j 931 B187n 2007 Available in some locations

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.

Life in Ancient China
Life in Ancient China By Challen, Paul C. Book - 2005 j 931 C437L 2005 Available in some locations

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.

China
China By Deedrick, Tami Book - 2001 j 951 D311c 2001 Available in some locations

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.

Buddha
Buddha By Demi Book - 1996 j 294 D378b Available in some locations

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.

The Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China By DuTemple, Lesley A. Book - 2003 j 931 D975g 2003 Available in some locations

Annotation:A history of the building of the various pieces of the Great Wall of China, with details of how the walls were built through the ages.

The Gods and Goddesses of Ancient China
The Gods and Goddesses of Ancient China By Fisher, Leonard Everett Book - 2003 j 299.51 F534g 2003 Available in some locations

Annotation:The Gods and Goddesses of Ancient China profiles 16 deities.

The Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China By Fisher, Leonard Everett Book - 1995 j 931 F534g Available in some locations

Annotation:A brief history of the Great Wall of China, begun about 2,200 years ago to keep out Mongol invaders.

The Adventures of Marco Polo
The Adventures of Marco Polo By Freedman, Russell Book - 2006 j B-P778f 2006 Available in some locations

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.

Confucius
Confucius The Golden Rule By Freedman, Russell Book - 2002 j B-C748f 2002 Available in some locations

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.

Clothes of the Ancient World
Clothes of the Ancient World By Hatt, Christine Book - 2001 j 391 H366ca 2001 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 2 copies

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.

Marco Polo for Kids
Marco Polo for Kids His Marvelous Journey to China: 21 Activities By Herbert, Janis Book - 2001 j 915.042 H536m 2001 All copies in use Availability details

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.

Confucianism
Confucianism By Hoobler, Thomas Book - 2004 j 299.512 H776c 2004 Available in some locations

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.

If I Were A Kid in Ancient China
If I Were A Kid in Ancient China Book - 2006 j 931 I23 2006 Available in some locations

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.

Great Ancient China Projects
Great Ancient China Projects By Kramer, Lance Book - 2008 j 745.0951 K89g 2008 Available in some locations

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.

Kubla Khan
Kubla Khan The Emperor of Everything By Krull, Kathleen Book - 2010 j B-Ku95k 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Presents a biography of the founder of the Mongol Dynasty in China.

Exploring Ancient China With Elaine Landau
Exploring Ancient China With Elaine Landau By Landau, Elaine Book - 2005 j 931 L253e 2005 Available in some locations

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.

Outrageous Women of Ancient Times
Outrageous Women of Ancient Times By León, Vicki Book - 1998 j 920.02 L579o 1998 Available in some locations

Annotation:Recounts the stories of bold, notorious, or successful women in such early cultures as ancient Greece, Mesopotamia, and China.

Yeh-Shen
Yeh-Shen A Cinderella Story From China By Louie, Ai-Ling Book - 1982 jE LOUIE Available in some locations

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.

The Great Wall
The Great Wall By Mann, Elizabeth Book - 1997 j 951 M281g 1997 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 2 copies

Annotation:Examines the building of the Great Wall of China and the thousands of years of conflict that preceded it.

The Great Wall
The Great Wall By Mann, Elizabeth eBook - 1997

Annotation:Examines the building of the Great Wall of China and the thousands of years of conflict that preceded it.

The Kingfisher Book of the Ancient World
The Kingfisher Book of the Ancient World From the Ice Age to the Fall of Rome By Martell, Hazel Book - 2001 j 930 M376k 2001 Available in some locations

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.

Marco Polo
Marco Polo The Boy Who Traveled the Medieval World By McCarty, Nick Book - 2006 j B-P778mc 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:A biography of the Italian explorer who became famous for his travels in Asia.

The Emperor's Silent Army
The Emperor's Silent Army Terracotta Warriors of Ancient China By O'Connor, Jane Book - 2002 j 931.04 O18e 2002 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 7 copies

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.

Chinese Mythology
Chinese Mythology By Ollhoff, Jim Book - 2011 j 398.20951 O497c 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Discusses traditional myths and deities in Chinese mythology.

The Silk Princess
The Silk Princess By Santore, Charles Book - 2007 jE SANTORE Available in some locations

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.

The Ancient Chinese
The Ancient Chinese By Schomp, Virginia Book - 2004 j 931 S369a 2004 Available in some locations

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.

Legend of the Chinese Dragon
Legend of the Chinese Dragon By Sellier, Marie Book - 2008 j 398.2454 S467L 2008 Available in some locations

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.

Seven Wonders of Ancient Asia
Seven Wonders of Ancient Asia By Woods, Michael Book - 2009 j 950 W896s 2009 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 10 copies

Annotation:Examines the people, culture, and beliefs associated with the wonders that can be found in Asia.

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Nonfiction materials about ancient China for grades 6-8


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