Ch 5: History of Our World Chapter 5: Ancient China

About This Chapter

The Ancient China chapter of this Prentice Hall History of Our World Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with Ancient China. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Ancient China textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Prentice Hall Ancient China chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the Ancient China topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Chinese geography
  • The influence of Confucianism
  • Confucianism's five key relationships
  • How Te is defined
  • Developments during Shi Huangdi's reign
  • The history of the Silk Road

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6 Lessons in Chapter 5: History of Our World Chapter 5: Ancient China
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Geography & Early Settlement of China

1. Geography & Early Settlement of China

In this lesson, you will discover how the geography of China influenced early settlement and the creation of the first Chinese societies. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

The Founding of Confucianism: Overview & Influence

2. 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.

Jen, Li, and the Five Relationships of Confucianism

3. 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.

Te: The Ethics and Rituals of Confucianism

4. Te: The Ethics and Rituals of Confucianism

This lesson will seek to explain Confucianism's virtue of Te as it pertains to rulers. In doing so, it will explore the origins of Confucianism while also highlighting the ritual of filial piety and the concept of Chun-tzu.

Unification of Northern China under Shi Huangdi of the Qin Dynasty

5. Unification of Northern China under Shi Huangdi of the Qin Dynasty

After several hundred years of strife and chaos, one man from the Qin state was able to unify China. This lesson details the life of Shi Huang Di, as well as the downfall of his Qin dynasty.

What Is the Silk Road? - Goods & Ideas Crossing China

6. What Is the Silk Road? - Goods & Ideas Crossing China

In this lesson, you will explore the history of the famous Silk Roads that connected civilizations as far apart as Persia, Greece, and China. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

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