Ch 36: Praxis Middle School Social Studies: China's Dynasties

About This Chapter

Get ready for the Praxis Middle School Social Studies exam by utilizing this chapter. It is designed to help you quickly review China's dynasties and remember essential facts, which may appear on the world history section of the test.

Praxis Middle School Social Studies: China's Dynasties - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter allow you to examine the following dynasties of China: Han, Sui, Tang, Song, Ming, and Qing. You can begin your review with the Han dynasty, which existed around the same time as the Roman Empire, and end with the fall of the Qing dynasty and creation of the Republic of China.

Here are the objectives you should be able to achieve after completing the chapter:

  • Describe how the Han dynasty built and administered capitals throughout the empire
  • Explain why the Sui, Tang, and Song dynasties are called China's Golden Age
  • Identify important technology developed during these dynasties
  • Detail significant aspects of art and culture, such as tea culture, ink-brush painting, and calligraphy
  • Compare international relations and business during the Yuan dynasty and the Ming dynasty
  • Discuss trade via the Silk Roads and maritime expeditions
  • Describe the First and Second Opium Wars

After completing this chapter, you'll be better prepared to answer questions on the Praxis Middle School Social Studies exam, which may cover these dynasties. Our lessons are designed to be short so you can quickly review the stand-out characteristics of major Chinese dynasties. Throughout the chapter, use our self-assessment quizzes to make sure you are retaining enough information to do well on the test. Gain access to these resources by going online and using them at any time, and track your progress through your personalized dashboard.

8 Lessons in Chapter 36: Praxis Middle School 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.

Agriculture, Technology & Commerce in Tang & Sung China

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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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