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Ch 5: GACE History: Ancient China

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Let us help you identify the main and supporting ideas in relation to Ancient China as you prepare for the GACE History Exam. These video lessons and self-assessment quizzes can help you correctly answer these types of questions on the exam.

GACE History: Ancient China - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons found within this chapter to help you refresh your memory about Ancient China, for the GACE History Exam. The videos review all the important information you need to know, including:

  • Shang and Zhou Dynasties
  • The Qin Dynasty
  • The Han Dynasty
  • The founding and teachings of Confucianism
  • Taoism and the Silk Roads

Our expert instructors guide you through all aspects of Ancient China in preparation for the test. Having various learning strategies aids your studying efforts and makes retention of the material greater.

Objectives of the GACE History: Ancient China Chapter

The GACE History Exam includes two tests with 65 selected-response questions on each. You need to pass the exam to receive your teacher's license in the state of Georgia. The lessons in this Ancient China chapter fall within the World History to 1450 CE subarea. On Test I, 40% of the questions will evaluate your knowledge and comprehension of world history, including Ancient China. Use the self-assessment quizzes to check on how well your studying is going and to practice answering these types of questions on the test.

The questions you will encounter on the exam will require you to read a passage or question. This will be followed by several response alternatives for your review.

6 Lessons in Chapter 5: GACE History: Ancient China
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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.

The Qin Dynasty in China: The Great Wall & Legalism

2. 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

3. 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 Founding of Confucianism: Overview & Influence

4. The Founding of Confucianism: Overview & Influence

This lesson will explain the origins of Confucianism by highlighting the life and times of Master Kung, known today as Confucius. In doing so, it will focus on feudalism in China as well as the principle of jen.

The Teachings of Confucianism & Taoism

5. The Teachings of Confucianism & Taoism

Confucianism and Taoism were the guiding philosophies for many Chinese people for hundreds of years. But, how can two philosophies both work when they are often reaching different conclusions? This lesson explains how.

The Silk Roads During the Han Dynasty & The Roman Empire

6. 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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