Ch 4: ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: Ancient China

About This Chapter

You will be able to expand your knowledge on the history of Ancient China by working through the lessons in this chapter. Completing this chapter will better prepare you for the ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies exam.

ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: Ancient China- Chapter Summary

You will have the opportunity to look through these lessons in this chapter to learn more information related to the history of Ancient China. This information will be vital if you want to pass the ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies exam. You will have the chance to review the following topics:

  • Chinese civilization in the Huang-He River Valley
  • How the geography contributed to Ancient China's isolation
  • Confucianism and Taoism
  • Issues that occurred during Confucius' time
  • Unification of Northern China

After going through all of the lessons, you will have a much better idea of the topics that will be present on the ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies exam. This chapter is packed with useful and beneficial resources such as video lessons, video transcripts, lesson quizzes and a chapter test. All of these resources can be accessed as many times as you want to use them and you won't be forced to move forward to another chapter until you feel confident enough with the material in this chapter.

6 Lessons in Chapter 4: ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: Ancient China
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Early Chinese Civilization in the Huang-He River Valley

1. Early Chinese Civilization in the Huang-He River Valley

Although Chinese civilization developed along rivers much like cultures in Mesopotamia and Egypt, the idea of royal power took a completely different direction. Learn how the Mandate of Heaven ruled all in Ancient China.

How Geography Isolated Ancient China

2. How Geography Isolated Ancient China

Unlike many other ancient cultures, China was effectively isolated from many other early civilizations. Geography played a huge role in this isolation - this lesson will help you learn how.

The Founding of Confucianism: Overview & Influence

3. 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

4. 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.

Political & Cultural Issues in Confucius' Time

5. Political & Cultural Issues in Confucius' Time

Despite the best efforts of the Zhou, China soon had too many unemployed people for its own good and society became chaotic. Learn how Confucius helped pull China out of 400 years of strife in this lesson.

Unification of Northern China under Shi Huangdi of the Qin Dynasty

6. 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.

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