Overview of Ancient Chinese Society Lesson

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Learning objectives

In this lesson, students will gain an understanding of social classes in ancient China. They will develop an awareness of the key people groups (shi, nong, gong, and shang), their relationship with each other, and the role of the emperor, women, and slaves. Students will have the opportunity to achieve this through choosing their own method of learning, from reading, research, and watching options, as well as the chance to engage in extension activities. This lesson includes a self-marking quiz for students to demonstrate their learning.

How would you like to learn?

Option 1: Readings

Step 1: Download a copy of the reading questions worksheet:

Chinese Society Reading Questions.docx
Microsoft Word Document 22.3 KB

Step 2: Answer the set questions by reading the webpage below:

Option 2: Internet research

Download a copy of the research worksheet and use the internet to complete the tables:

Chinese Society Research.docx
Microsoft Word Document 22.3 KB

Option 3: Watch video

Step 1: Download a copy of the viewing questions worksheet below:

Chinese Society Viewing Worksheet.docx
Microsoft Word Document 22.0 KB

Step 2: Complete the worksheet by watching the following video:

Watch on YouTube

Test your learning

Extension activities

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