Ch 6: Ancient Civilizations - China: Homeschool Curriculum

About This Chapter

The Ancient Civilizations China unit of this High School World History Homeschool course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about the dynasties and empires of ancient China. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons and keep students engaged.

Who's it for?

This unit of our High School World History Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about the politics and social structure of ancient China. There is no faster or easier way to learn about ancient Chinese civilizations. Among those

who would benefit are:

  • Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about ancient Chinese social classes, philosophy, Confucianism, and the accomplishments of the ruling dynasties.
  • Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
  • Homeschool parents who need a world history curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
  • Gifted students and students with learning differences.

How it works:

  • Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
  • Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
  • Short quizzes and an Ancient Civilizations - China unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

Ancient Civilizations - China Unit Objectives:

  • Determine the main contributions of the Zhou and Shang Dynasties.
  • Identify the social class differences between merchants, farmers, aristocrats, and craftsmen.
  • Study the philosophies, perspectives, and teachings of Confucianism.
  • Define the five relationships found within Confucianism.
  • Explore the topics of legalism and The Great Wall in relation to the Qin Dynasty.
  • Investigate the actions of major leaders during the Han Dynasty.
  • Analyze the impact that the Roman Empire and the Han Dynasty had on the Silk Roads.

7 Lessons in Chapter 6: Ancient Civilizations - China: Homeschool Curriculum
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Ancient China: Shang & Zhou Dynasties

1. Ancient China: Shang & Zhou Dynasties

In this lesson, we will study the Shang and Zhou Dynasties. We will pay close attention to the founding, major accomplishments and characteristics, and decline of these dynasties.

Social Class in Early China: Aristocrat, Farmer, Craftsman & Merchant

2. Social Class in Early China: Aristocrat, Farmer, Craftsman & Merchant

In this lesson we'll explore the various social classes of the ancient Chinese world which existed in an extremely rigid class structure inspired by the teachings of Confucius.

Confucianism: Views, Philosophy & Teaching

3. Confucianism: Views, Philosophy & Teaching

In this lesson, we explore the life and teachings of the ancient Chinese thinker, Confucius, as well as discovering the various ways his teachings were used to shape Chinese society after his death.

Jen, Li, and the Five Relationships of Confucianism

4. Jen, Li, and the Five Relationships of Confucianism

This lesson will focus on Confucianism's concepts of Jen and Li. In doing so, it will highlight how the religion is often seen as a code of conduct or an ethical system. It will also explain the Five Key Relationships of Confucianism.

The Qin Dynasty in China: The Great Wall & Legalism

5. The Qin Dynasty in China: The Great Wall & Legalism

In this lesson, we will explore the short-lived but powerful Qin Dynasty of China. We will examine the dynasty's founding, life under Qin rule, the Qin legacy, and the downfall of the Qin.

The Han Dynasty in China: Characteristics, Wu Ti & Xiongnu

6. The Han Dynasty in China: Characteristics, Wu Ti & Xiongnu

In this lesson, we will explore China's Han dynasty. We will discover the ups and downs of its history and learn about some of its major characteristics and accomplishments.

The Silk Roads During the Han Dynasty & The Roman Empire

7. The Silk Roads During the Han Dynasty & The Roman Empire

The Silk Roads connected some of the most diverse cultures in history, as well as providing a link between the superpowers of 2,000 years ago. Learn more about the route that connected the Han Dynasty and Imperial Rome.

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