Ch 8: Holt World History - Human Legacy Chapter 8: Empires of China & India

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The Empires of China & India chapter of this Holt World History - Human Legacy Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with the empires of China and India. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Empires of China & India textbook chapter.

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Students will learn:

  • The Great Wall and legalism in the Qin Dynasty
  • Characteristics of the Han Dynasty
  • Confucianism
  • The Silk Road
  • Rulers of the Mauryan Empire
  • Arabic numerals and the Gupta Dynasty

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6 Lessons in Chapter 8: Holt World History - Human Legacy Chapter 8: Empires of China & India
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The Qin Dynasty in China: The Great Wall & Legalism

1. 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

2. 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.

Tung Chung-shu: Confucianism in the Han Dynasty

3. Tung Chung-shu: Confucianism in the Han Dynasty

This lesson will focus on the life of Tung Chung-shu. In doing so, it will explain his role in elevating Confucianism to the forefront of the Han Dynasty. It will also explain the concept of Jen and the emperor as Son of Heaven.

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

4. 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.

The Mauryan Empire in India: Rulers & Edicts

5. The Mauryan Empire in India: Rulers & Edicts

In this lesson, we will study India's Mauryan Empire. We will learn about its rulers, explore its government and economy, delve into its religious life, and examine its decline and disappearance.

The Gupta Dynasty in India: Leaders & Arabic Numerals

6. The Gupta Dynasty in India: Leaders & Arabic Numerals

In this lesson, we will explore India's Gupta dynasty. We will learn about its founding and expansion, discover the achievements of its people, and examine its decline and disappearance.

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