Ancient China

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古代中國

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Warm Up
 What do you know about China?

What do you want to know about China?

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Chinese Writings

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Pinyin: zhōngguó
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Dynasties
Click to edit Master subtitle style Ancient China was ruled by

many emperors. The earliest emperors were most likely the Shang family. When an emperor died, his son took over.
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Ancient Dynasty Timeline

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The Great Wall of China
In early ancient China, the people built massive walls to divide the states when they were at war so they were protected within their own land.
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This DID NOT work • They had enemies outside China who invaded peaceful farmers' homes, stealing crops produce, food, and carrying off women and children. This CAUSED: • Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi ordered the people to lengthen the walls to barriers so they would keep out all the barbarians. 4/28/12

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Religions In Ancient China
There were three main types of religion in

Ancient China: Buddhism, Daoism, and Confucianism. ancestors.

Chinese people also worshipped their

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After Death Ritual
In ancient times, people used to cover the

bodies of the dead with brushwood and clay and leave it in the family’s home. corpse.

They left utensils filled with food near the They thought the spirit of the dead would re-

enter the body and would need food. Food items, which would not perish soon were kept beside the dead body.

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Boys in Ancient China
Boys, especially if they were the eldest,

became head of the household, and his siblings then brought their families to live with him. as head of the household, they were expected to keep up religious sacrifices to their family ancestors.

Boys were considered as superior to girls, and,

A boy was expected to marry as soon as he

was of age.

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Girls in Ancient China
Girls didn't have very nice lives, as wherever

they went they had to obey all males. husband, and finally their eldest son.

They first had to obey their father, then their Women had practically no power back then

and they weren't allowed to own any property.

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Family Traditions
The names of the Ancient Chinese reflected

the importance of their family.

The last name was always written first, and

the first name last, and this is still the custom today.
Chinese Astrology:
 Based on the traditional astronomy and

calendars.

 The zodiac of twelve animal signs represents

twelve different types of personality.
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Ancient Chinese Fashion
A two-piece outfit consisting of a long tunic-

usually belted or sashed, and over it was a jacket.

Shoes also played an important role in fashion

for the Chinese, for it separated them from barbarians whom went barefooted.

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Whenever you want to know how much longer until the next holiday from school, what is used? Whenever people go exploring, what must they bring?
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Inventions
 The Ancient Chinese created things like the

seismograph, mechanical clock, compass, and bicycle chain hundreds or maybe even thousands of years before the Europeans. the Chinese, although back then they only used it for fireworks.

 Gunpowder was another substance invented by

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GAMES!!!

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Free Write
Pretend that you are a student in Ancient

China. Write a diary or letter describing how your feel you are being treated in society.

 Do you feel that you are being treated fairly?

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