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Ch 16: ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: China's Dynasties

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Our ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies study guide and preparation course continues with the China's Dynasties chapter. Let our professional instructors guide your students through some of the important dynasties in China's history, and track their progress using our self-assessment quizzes.

ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: China's Dynasties - Chapter Summary

Students will learn about some of China's most significant dynasties in this chapter. We'll show them the events that surrounded these periods of Chinese history and the contributions they made to the world. Go through this chapter to learn the answer to these questions and much more:

  • What political contributions did the Han Dynasty make?
  • What innovations did the Sui, Tang and Song dynasties make?
  • What was the reunification of China in the Tang Dynasty?
  • How did Buddhism spread during the Tang dynasty?
  • What were some important facts about agriculture, technology and commerce in the Tang and Sung dynasties
  • What were maritime expeditions and trade like in the Mongol ascendancy and the Ming dyntasy
  • What events led to western pressures on Chinese foreign trade?
  • What caused the fall of the Qing dynasty?

With our short video lessons, you'll have access to expert-led lessons that are specially tailored to the ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies exam. Our lessons offer a unique way for students to learn at their own pace. They can find specific topics to review by using the convenient video tags and read through accurate transcripts that mean that they'll never miss information. Track their progress as they complete each lesson with our self-assessment quizzes.

9 Lessons in Chapter 16: ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: China's Dynasties
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Political Contributions of the Han Dynasty

1. Political Contributions of the Han Dynasty

The Han Dynasty's impact on Chinese history is almost impossible to understate. This lesson provides details as to the organization of the Han, as well as how they were able to grow increasingly powerful.

Innovations of the Sui, Tang & Song Dynasties of China

2. Innovations of the Sui, Tang & Song Dynasties of China

Many of the most famous innovations of Chinese history occurred during the years preceding the Mongol Conquest. Three dynasties, the Sui, Tang, and Song, ruled supreme during this period.

Reunification of China in the Tang Dynasty

3. Reunification of China in the Tang Dynasty

In this lesson, you'll explore the complex period of reunification between two powerful dynasties in Chinese history as warlords fought each other for power. You'll discover exactly how the Tang Dynasty put China back together again. Test your understanding afterward with a brief quiz.

The Spread of Buddhism in Tang China

4. The Spread of Buddhism in Tang China

In this lesson, you will explore the rise of the religious philosophy Buddhism in the Tang dynasty of Chinese history. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Agriculture, Technology & Commerce in Tang & Sung China

5. Agriculture, Technology & Commerce in Tang & Sung China

In this lesson, you'll explore the relationship between agriculture, technology, and commerce in two dynasties from Chinese history: the Tang and the Sung. Afterward, you can test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Trade & Maritime Expeditions in the Mongol Ascendancy & Ming Dynasty

6. Trade & Maritime Expeditions in the Mongol Ascendancy & Ming Dynasty

In this lesson, you will explore how China used international business to become a powerful empire at very different points in its history. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Ming Dynasty Achievements: Art & Technology

7. Ming Dynasty Achievements: Art & Technology

In this lesson, you will explore the art and technology of the Ming dynasty as Chinese artists and engineers rediscovered their Chinese identity. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Western Pressures on Chinese Foreign Trade

8. Western Pressures on Chinese Foreign Trade

In this lesson, we will look at Western pressure on Chinese foreign trade. We will see how the European powers, most notably Great Britain, bullied China into trade. We will highlight the key themes associated with this topic, specifically the Opium Wars and the Open Door Policy.

The Fall of China's Qing Dynasty

9. The Fall of China's Qing Dynasty

In this lesson, we will learn about the fall of the Qing dynasty. We will explore the factors that led to its collapse, and highlight key events and developments.

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