Early Times: The Story of Ancient China

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The Story of Ancient China focuses upon each of the major historical periods, from the Neolithic period through the Tang dynasty. It traces the evolution of the Chinese city-kingdom and provides clear explanations of such concepts as yin and yang, feng shui, and the Mandate of Heaven. Tales drawn from Chinese mythology and legend introduce the student to such colorful figures as the Yellow Emperor and the Queen of the West, and they demonstrate why the dragon has always been loved as well as feared in China. Lively narratives depict the lives of such legendary sages as Confucius and Lao Tzu and explain the origins and evolution of the “big three” schools of Chinese thought – Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism. Special attention is paid to Chinese ingenuity, highlighting such inventions as paper, the compass, silk cloth, the wheelbarrow, the kite, and gunpowder.

Pages: 163

Pages: 163

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The third edition of this book is colorful and printed on a nice grade of paper. Chapters give information about the beginnings of Chinese civilization, emperors, philosophers, and warlords. The Shang, Zhou, Han, and Tang Dynasties each have a dedicated chapter. Be aware that there is a zodiac chart at the back of the book and reference is made to it elsewhere.

  • Knowledge Box Central families: Use this alongside the Ancient China lapbooks and foldables.
  • Lucerna Academy families: Use this book for 1 week in Year 1 Dialectic History class.
  • Tapestry of Grace families: Use for 1 week in Unit 2.
  • Weaver Curriculum families: Use an option for older students when studying Ancient China.
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