Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Chinese history via research and skits

The Great Wall of China (2)
Originally uploaded by g_heyde
Using GoogleDocs as your notebook, please read and post brief notes to yourself on these topics

1. the Great Wall
2. Chinese firsts in technology and social studies
3. the biography of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor
4. Kublai Khan, the first Mongol emperor of China
5. the teachings of Confucius
6. Chinese masks and portraits


Learning factual material through writing and performing skits is a time-honored method. Students will read their lines and perform while holding Chinese masks to their faces.

In groups, you will write 2 skits -

1. Emperor Qin Shi Huang and early Chinese technology

2. Emperor Qin meets Kublai Khan and Confucius