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Ancient China
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Table of Contents
. 1. Building a Base of Knowledge . -6. Technological Advances
- -----Civilization---Timelines---Dynasties---Legacy - ------Inventions---Military Technology
. 2. Daily Life . -7. Arts, Architecture, the Great Wall of China
- -----Daily Life---Clothing---Food---Festivals/Music---Medicine---Sports - ------Arts and Crafts---Architecture---Great Wall---Grand Canal---Forbidden City
. 3. Government in China . -8. Geography and Climate
- -----The Role of the Emperor---Education/The Civil Service---The Dynasties - ------Geography---Climate
. 4. Religions Beliefs and Philosophy . -9. Videos, Images, PowerPoints and Podcasts
- --.--Ancestor Worship --.--Buddhism---The Five Classics----Confucianism----Taoism - - - ---Videos---Images---PowerPoints---Podcasts
. 5. The Economy and Trade Routes . 10. WebQuests, Fun and Tasks
- -----The Economy---Trade Routes - -------WebQuests---Fun---Tasks
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1. Building a Knowledge Base
Readability
Civilization
1. What is a civilization? (mr.dowling.com)
2. Civilization - definition (Simple Wikipedia)
3. Development of civilization (virtualclassroom.net)
4. What characterizes civilization? (wikipedia.org)
5. A brief history of the Civilization of China: 2 min video requires password (United Streaming)
5. Chinese civilization (Government of China)
6. Why do civilizations fail? (learner.org)
7. When civilizations fail: 56 min video requires password (United Streaming)
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Timelines
1. History timeline (Univerity of Maryland, USA)
2. Timeline comparison between China and other empires (chinapage.com)
3. Timeline and maps (University of Washington)
4. Interactive timeline click on maps at bottom to navigate (Wellesley College, MA, USA)
5. Ancient China timeline (Butler University, Indiana, USA)
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6. Ancient and Classical China: PowerPoint (East Tenessee State University, USA)
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The Dynasties
1. Dynasty (simple.wikipedia.org)
2. What is a dynasty? (Baltimore County Public Schools, Maryland, USA)
3. Dynasty (mr.dowling.com)
4. The time of the ancestors: 4 min video requires password (United Streaming)
5. The Emperors of China: 2 min video requires password (United Streaming)
6. Imperialist China - Qin to Ming: PowerPoint presentation (Susan M. Pojer, Horace Greeley HS, Chappaqua NY, USA)
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Xia, Shang and Western Chou/Zhou (from 2000 BCE to 771 BCE)
1. Xia Dynasty (mrdonn.org)
2. Xia Dynasty (condensedchina.com)
3. Xia Dynasty (Minnesota State University, USA)
4. Xia Dynasty (travelchinaguide.com)
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5. Shang and Chou/Zhou Dynasties (mrdonn.org)
6. Shang Dynasty (British Museum, UK)
7. Shang Dynasty (condensedchina.com)
8. Shang Dynasty (Discovery Channel, USA)
9. The Shang Dynasty (Richard Hooker, Washington State University, USA)
10. Shang Dynasty (Minnesota State University, USA)
11. Shang Dynasty (travelchinaguide.com)
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12. Western Zhou Dynasty (British Museum, UK)
13. Western Zhou Dynasty (condensedchina.com)
14. Zhou Dynasty (Discovery Channel, USA)
15. The Chou Dynasty (Richard Hooker, Washington State University, USA)
16. Zhou Dynasty (Minnesota State University, USA)
17. The Ancient Dynasties (Univerity of Maryland, USA)
18. Zhou Dynasty (travelchinaguide.com)
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Qin and Han Dynasties (from 221 to 210 BCE and from 206 BCE to 220 CE)
1. Qin Shi Huangdi - first emperor (enchantedlearning.com)
2. Qin (Ch'in) dynasty (mrdonn.org)
3. The first emperor: 2 min video requires password (United Streaming)
4. Emperor Qin (Discovery Channel, USA)
5. Qin Dynasty (British Museum, UK)
6. Qin (condensedchina.com)
7. Qin Dynasty (Minnesota State University, USA)
8. Qin Dynasty (travelchinaguide.com)
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9. Han dynasty (mrdonn.org)
10. Han (condensedchina.com)
11. Han Dynasty (Discovery Channel, USA)
12. Han Dynasty (Minnesota State University, USA)
13. The Imperial Era (Univerity of Maryland, USA)
14. Han Dynasty (travelchinaguide.com)
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Tang and Song Dynasties (from 608 to 907 CE and from 960 to 1279 CE)
1. Tang dynasty (mrdonn.org)
2. Tang (condensedchina.com)
3. Tang Dynasty (Discovery Channel, USA)
4. T'ang Dynasty (Minnesota State University, USA)
5. The Tang and Song Dynasties (Univerity of Maryland, USA)
6. Tang Dynasty (travelchinaguide.com)
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7. Northern and Southern Song (condensedchina.com)
8. Song Dynasty (Discovery Channel, USA)
9. Song Dynasty (Minnesota State University, USA)
10. Song Dynasty (travelchinaguide.com)
11. Northern Song Dynasty (Metropolitan Museum, NY, USA)
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Yuan and Ming Dynasties (from 1279 to 1368 CE and from 1368 to 1644)
1. Yuan (Mongol) scroll down page (condensedchina.com)
2. Yuan Dynasty (Discovery Channel, USA)
3. Yuan Dynasty (Minnesota State University, USA)
4. The Yuan Dynasty (Univerity of Maryland, USA)
5. Yang Dynasty (travelchinaguide.com)
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6. Ming (condensedchina.com)
7. Ming Dynasty (Discovery Channel, USA)
8. Ming Dynasty (encarta.msn.com)
9. Ming Dynasty (Minnesota State University, USA)
10. Ming Dynasty (travelchinaguide.com)
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Legacy
1. Ming (condensedchina.com)
2. Inventions, innovations and other contributions from Ancient China (Baltimore County Public Schools, USA)
3. The Legacy of Ancient China: pdf file (eduplace.com)
4. Timeline of Chinese inventions (Columbia University, NY, USA)
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2. Daily Life
Daily Life Needs still more links. Will you help? Your suggestion are welcome to ssavard@sd71.bc.ca
1. Ancient China daily life (Kids Newsroom)
2. Daily life during the Han dynasty - the Life of Wang the Peddler see stories at page bottom for more background (mrdonn.org)
3. Families (historyforkids.org)
4. Rich and poor - the Way of Life (thinkquest.org)
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5. Homes (University of Washington, USA)
6. Earth as a building material (University of Washington, USA)
7. House decor (University of Washington, USA)
8. Regional building differences (University of Washington, USA)
9. Chinese dwellings (chineseart.com)
10. Chinese Gardens (University of Washington, USA)
11. Gardens (University of Washington, USA)
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12. Chinese marriage customs (toureasy.net)
13. Chinese wedding traditions (Chinese Historical and Cultural Project, California, USA)
14. Marriage customs (travelchinaguide.com)
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Clothing
1. Ancient Chinese clothing (historyforkids.org)
2. Making cloth (University of Washington)
3. Traditional patterns of clothing: using primary sources to deduce information (University of Washington)
4. Clothing (thinkquest.org)
5. Ancient Chinese clothing (china-fun.net)
6. The Dragon Robe (chinainfoonline.com)
7. Status, rank, and color in Chinese clothing (University of Delaware, USA )
8. Heaven's Embroidered Cloths - an exhibition of Chinese textiles (asianart.com)
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Food
1. Ancient Chinese food (historyforkids.org)
2. Food of Ancient China (thinkquest.org)
3. Ancient Chinese food (buzzle.com)
4. Food (thinkquest.org)
5. Chinese culinary culture (ethnicfoodssco.com)
6. Chinese rice (chineseart.com)
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7. Chopsticks - history and legend (chinadaily.com)
8. Cshinese chopsticks (chineseculture.about.com)
9. Chopsticks (chinadaily.com)
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10. History of tea (theteahouse.com)
11. Chinese tea (chineseart.com)
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Festivals and Entertainment
1. Chinese festivals (china.org.cn)
2. Chinese festivals (thinkquest.org)
3. Chinese festivals (chineseart.com)
4. Chinese Lantern Festival (mrdonn.org)
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5. Chinese New Year (mrdonn.org)
6. Chinese New Year (infoplease.com)
7. Chinese zodiac - twelve animals (chineseart.com)
8. Chinese zodiac (thinkquest.org)
9. Chinese symbols (chineseart.com)
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10. Ancient Chinese games (historyforkids.org)
11. Traditional Chinese games (Chinese Historical and Cultural Project, California, USA)
12. Wei Qi or Go (tradgames.org.uk)
13. Wei Qi or Go (wikipedia.org)
14. Xiangpi or Chinese chess (chessvarients.org)
15. Shiang-Chi or Chinese chess (tradgames.org.uk)
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Music
1. Music in Ancient China (crystalinks.com)
2. Oldest playable musical instrument (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA)
3. Ancient Chinese music (thinkquest.org)
4. Traditional Chinese music (chineseart.com)
5. China's musical instruments (chinaculture.org)
6. Musical bells and chime stones (chinainfoonline.com)
7. Traditional instruments (thinkquest.org)
8. Traditional music (thinkquest.org)
9. Samples of traditional music: requires Apple QuickTime (music.ibiblio.org)
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Medicine
1. Chinese medicine (schoolshistory.org.uk)
2. Traditional Chinese medicine
3. Chinese medicine (chineseart.com)
4. Historical overview (thinkquest.org)
5. Medicine (thinkquest.org)
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Sports
1. Introduction to ancient sports in China (Renmin University, China)
2. Traditional sports and activities - more info at bottom of page (travelchinaguide.com)
3. Kung Fu (thinkquest.org)
4. Cuju - Ancient Chinese 'soccer' (chinaculture.org)
5. Daoyin (Chinese Olympic Committee)
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6. 2008 Olympic Committee homepage (Chinese Olympic Committee)
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3. Government in China
The Role of the Emperor
1. Chinese emperors (chinaguide.org)
2. Emperor of China (wikipedia.org)
3. Portraits of the Chinese Emperors
4. The Empress Wu Zetian
5. The Mandate of Heaven: t'ien ming (Washington State University)
6. Imperia China (cnn.com, USA)
7. Chinese history - the dynasties (chinaorbit.com)
8. Three departments and six ministries (travelchinaguide.com)
9. Local government (thinkquest.org)
10. Class structure - four occupations (wikipedia.org)
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The Education System and the Civil Service
1. Chinese education system (California State University, USA)
2. The examination system (Columbia University, NY, USA)
3. The Imperial Examination (travelchinaguide.com)
4. The Chinese Educational System c. 1575 CE : original source material by Pere du Halde (Fordham University, USA)
5. Imperial examination (wikipedia.org)
6. Four treasures of the study (chinainfoonline.com)
7. The four treasures of the study (thinkquest.org)
8. Emboidery on official robes (chinainfoonline.com)
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The Dynasties
1. The early dynasties (mrdonn.org)
2. Dynasties timeline (University of Maryland, USA)
3. China dynasties maps (timemap.net, Australia)
4. Historical dynasties (historyforkids.org)
5. Chinese dynasties (library.thinkquest.org)
6. Dynasties in Chinese history (simple.wikipedia.org)
7. China - from past to present: 21 min video requires password (United Streaming)
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4. Religions, Beliefs and Philosophy
Ancestor Worship
1. Ancient Chinese religion (historyforkids.org)
2. Ancestor worship (mrdonn.org)
3. Ancestors and tombs (British Museum, UK)
4. Ancestor cult in Ancient China (British Museum, UK)
5. The ideology of ancestor worship (Taoist Culture & Information Centre, Hong Kong)
6. Examples of filial piety (Washington State University, USA)
7. Ancient tombs (University of Washington, USA)
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8. Chinese gods (historyforkids.org)
9. Chinese gods (mythone.org)
10. Chinese gods and folklore character glossary (chineseart.com)
11. Chinese philosophies and ethical codes: PowerPoint presentation (Susan M. Pojer, Horace Greeley HS, Chappaqua NY, USA)
11. Philosophy and religion in China PowerPoint Presentation (Laura Shulman, Nova Virginia Communnity College, USA)
12. Traditional religions of China: 7 min video requires password (United Streaming)
13. Chinese door gods (wikipedia.org)
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14. The Ancient Chinese Doctrine of Feng Shui (University of Florida, USA)
15. Feng Shui (chineseart.com)
16. Feng Shui (crystalinks.com)
17. Feng shui (wikipedia.org)
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Mandate of Heaven
1. Flow chart - Mandate of Heaven (scribd.com)
2. Mandate of Heaven (mrdonn.org)
3. Mandate of Heaven (712educators.about.com)
4. T'ien ming - The Mandate of Heaven (Richard Hooker, University of Washington, USA)
5. Mandate of Heaven (wikipedia.org)
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Buddhism
1. About Buddhism
2. History of Buddhism (historyforkids.org)
3. Buddha (crystalinks.com)
4. Chinese Buddhism (travelchinaguide.com)
5. Buddhism (Patricia Ebrey, University of Washington, USA)
6. Buddhism (BBC, UK)
7. Introduction to Buddhism (Religious Tolerance. org, Ontario, Canada)
8. Buddhism PowerPoint Presentation (Mead High School, Spokane, Washington, USA)
9. The Spread of Buddhism PowerPoint Presentation (Laura Shulman, Nova Virginia Communnity College, USA)
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The Five Classics
1. The Five Classics (answers.com)
2. The Five Classics and Four Books of Confucianism (wiki.answers.com)
3. The Five Classics (wikipedia.org)
4. Pre-confucian China and the Five Classics (Richard Hooker, Washington State University, USA)
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Confucianism
1. Confucius (mrdowling.com)
2. Confucius and Confucianism (mrdonn.org)
3. Confucius's philosophy (historyforkids.org)
4. Confucius (historyforkids.org)
5. Confucius (philosophyslam.org)
6. Confucius (Richard Hooker, Washington State University, USA)
7. Mencius (Richard Hooker, Washington State University, USA)
8. Confucianism (travelchinaguide.com)
9. Confucius: PowerPoint presentation (University of Mississippi, USA)
10. Confucianism: PowerPoint presentation (visitation.net)
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Taoism (a.k.a. Daoism)
1. Taoism (historyforkids.org)
2. Taoism (BBC, UK)
3. Taoism (askasia.org)
4. Taoism and the philosophy of Tai Chi Chuan
5. Taoism (BBC, UK)
6. What is Taoism? (travelchinaguide.com)
7. Introduction to Taoism (Religious Tolerance. org, Ontario, Canada)
8. Taoism: PowerPoint presentation (visitation.net)
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5. The Economy and Trade Routes
The Economy
1. Ancient Chinese economy (historyforkids.org)
2. Economy - Shang dynasty: scroll down to middle of page (travelchinaguide.com)
3. Economy - Western Zhou dynasty: scroll down to middle of page (travelchinaguide.com)
4. Economy - Tang dynasty (travelchinaguide.com)
5. Economy - Yuan dynasty (travelchinaguide.com)
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6. Ancient agriculture - from foraging to farming (Michael Woods, books.google.com)
7. Modern agriculture in China: PowerPoint presentation (Gymnasium Oberursel, Germany)
8. Agriculture (thinkquest.org)
9. Agriculture - myths and facts scroll down page for information (Chad Gunderson, Pamona College, California, USA)
10. History of rice cultivation (chineseart.com)
11. Chinese rice (chineseart.com)
12. Image of Chinese peasants planting rice (encarta.msn.com)
13. Stone Age rice fields (encarta.msn.com)
14. Iron plows (computersmiths.com)
15. Modern farming north and south: 20 min video requires password (United Streaming)
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16. Silk - sericulture (wikipedia.org)
17. History of silk (silk-road.com)
18. Introduction to silk (thinkquest.org)
19. Silk (North Carolina Public Schools, USA)
20. Silk (travelchinaguide.com)
21. Start producing silk: 2 minute video (National Geographic, USA)
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22. Shell money (travelchinaguide.com)
23. Ancient coins (chinainfoonline.com)
24. Chinese coins (Luke Roberts, University of California, USA)
25. Images of Ancient Chinese coins (grifterrec.com)
26. Chinese silver sycee (Stephen Tai, charm.ru)
27. Paper money (computersmiths.com)
28. First banknotes in the world (wikipedia.org)
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Trade Routes
1. The Silk Road (mrdowling.com)
2. Marco Polo (mrdowling.com)
3. The Silk Road (mrdonn.org)
4. The Silk Road (thinkquest.org)
5. Silk Road (travelchinaguide.com)
6. Silk Road (encarta.msn.com)
7. Ancient trade on the Silk Road: 7 min video requires password (United Streaming)
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8. Ancient maritime sea route (nabataea.net)
9. Ming Dynasty maritime history (University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
10. Zheng He (Cheng Ho) - Chinese mariner (chinapage.com)
11. Zheng He (Sanboa) (discoverychannelasia.com)
12. Trade in the 13th Century  (Nicholas D. Kristoff)
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13. Chinese treasure junks (pbs.org)
14. China - ships - Junk (wikipedia.org)
15. Junk sail tutorial
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6. Science, Technology and Inventions
Inventions
1. Ancient Chinese inventions (mrdonn.org)
2. Ancient Chinese science (historyforkids.org)
3. Four inventions (Franklin Institute, USA)
4. Ancient China - inventions and technology (Discovery Channel, USA)
5. Inventions that changed China (cnn.com, USA)
6. Medieval Chinese inventions (San Diego Schools, California, USA)
7. Ancient China - inventions (shindouarts.com)
8. Chinese inventions and discoveries (chineseart.com)
9. Impressive inventions (internet-at-work.com)
10. What the Ancient Chinese knew: 30 min video requires password (United Streaming)
11. Important inventions: 3 min video requires password (United Streaming)
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Writing
1. Writing (British Museum, UK)
2. Chinese writing - history and tutorial (Diana Lavarini and Anna Del Franco)
3. Chinese writing system (char4u.com)
4. Origin of Chinese script (chinainfoonline.com)
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5. The art of Chinese calligraphy (chinapage.org)
6. Calligraphy (University of Washington, USA)
7. Calligraphy (chinainfoonline.com)
8. The principles of calligraphy: 3 min video requires password (United Streaming)
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9. Chinese seals (crystalinks.com)
10. History of Chinese seal carvings (shtown.com.cn)
11. Seals of the ruler (npm.gov.tw)
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12. The abacus - an introductions (Ryerson University, Ontario, Canada)
13. The abacus - a brief history (Ryerson University, Ontario, Canada)
14. The abacus (china-window.com)
15. Chinese numbers (madarintools.com)
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Military Technology and Thought
1. Ancient warfare - China (wikipedia.org)
2. Warfare - China (skwirk.com.au)
3. Ancient Chinese military and warfare
4. Military technology (University of Washington, USA)
5. Inventions as a result of war (shindouarts.com)
6. Chinese siege warfare - an illustrated history (Liang Jieming, authors.history-forum.com)
7. Fortifications on the Great Wall (travelchinaguide.com)
8. Guns and Gunpowder (silk-road.com)
9. Chinese armor (wikipedia.org)
10. List of Chinese battles (wikipedia.org)
11. Naval history of China (wikipedia.org)
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12. Terra Cotta Army (harcourtschool.com)
13. Terra Cotta Army: 4 minute video - preview of exhibition (The British Museum/YouTube, UK)
14. Terra Cotta Army PowerPoint presentation (The British Museum, UK)
15. Terra Cotta Army - maps and images PowerPoint presentation (The British Museum, UK)
16. The Qin Emperor's Terracotta Warriors (asianartmall.com)
17. Chinese Terracotta Army marches on: 2 minute video - preview of exhibition (royalty.nu)
18. Terra Cotta Warriors: 3 minute video (archive.org)
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Sun Tzu
1. Sun Tsu? (infoplease.com)
2. About Sun Tsu? (artofwar.thetao.info)
3. Who was Sun Tsu? (BBC, UK)
4. Text of The Art of War - Sun Tzu (publicliterature.org)
5. The Art of War - Sun Tzu (wikipedia.org)
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7. Arts, Architecture, the Great Wall
Arts and Crafts
1. Ancient Chinese art (historyforkids.org)
2. The art of Asia (Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minnesota, USA)
3. Chinese arts and crafts (chinainfoonline.com)
4. Intro to arts and crafts (travelchinaguide.com)
5. Visions of China - excavations gallery (cnn.com, USA)
6. China, 200-750 A. D. (Metropolitan Museum, NY, USA)
7. China, 500—1000 A. D. (Metropolitan Museum, NY, USA)
8. The Splendors of Imperial China (asianart.com)
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9. Chinese symbols in art (chineseart.com)
10. Painting (University of Washington)
11. Chinese painting (chineseart.com)
12. Classic Chinese painting (chinapage.or)
13. Collection of woodblock prints (University of Coimbra - Portugal)
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14. Traditional Chinese textiles and motifs (chinaculture.org)
15. Textiles (asianart.com)
16. When silk was gold (chineseart.com)
17. History of ancient traditional Chinese clothing (thinkquest.org)
18. Reading ancient textiles (Harvard University Gazette, USA)
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19. Classical Chinese furniture (chinese-furniture.com)
20. Chinese furniture (Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minnesota, USA)
21. Traditional furniture (travelchinaguide.com)
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Architecture
1. Ancient Chinese architecture (historyforkids.org)
2. Introduction to architecture  (travelinchinaguide.com)
3. Examples of Chinese architecture (chinainfoonline.com)
4. Ancient and modern architecture (chinainfoonline.com)
5. Ancient Chinese wooden architecture (wikipedia.org)
6. Secret world of the Forbidden City (Peabody Essex Museum, Mass., USA)
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7. Chinese dwellings (chineseart.com)
8. House Architecture (University of Washington)
9. Chinese rural architecture (Ronald G. Knapp, Atlas Magazine)
10. Bridge building (NOVA - pbs.org, USA)
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The Great Wall of China
1. All about the Great Wall of China (enchantedlearning.com)
2. The Great Wall #1 (The University of Washington)
3. Walk the Great Wall of China: interactive tour (thechinaguide.com)
4. The Great Wall: 2 min video requires password (United Streaming)
5. The Great Wall: picture gallery (thinkquest.org)
6. The Great Wall: interactive tour (world-heritage-tour.org)
7. The Tale of Meng: 3 min video requires password (United Streaming)
8. China's Great Wall: 6 min video requires password (United Streaming)
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9. Construction (1uptravel.com)
10. Construction of the Great Walll (travelchinaguide.com)
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The Grand Canal
1. The Grand Canal (chinapage.org)
2. Map of The Grand Canal (encarta.msn.com)
3. Grand Canal (China) (encarta.msn.com)
4. The Grand Canal (thinkquest.org)
5. The Grand Canal (wikipedia.org)
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The Forbidden City
1. The Forbidden City (forbiddencitychina.com)
2. The Palace Museum slow to load (dpm.org.cn)
3. Tour the Forbidden City: virtual tour (world-heritage-tour.org)
4. UNESCO - World Heritage declaration (The United Nations)
5. Forbidden City (wikipedia.org)
6. China - the Forbidden City: 10 min video requires password (United Streaming)
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8. Geography and Climate of China
Geography
1. Living Earth - day or night in China?  (Fourmilab, Switzerland)
2. China  (Google Maps)
3. MapMachine (National Geographic, USA) 
4. Geography (University of Washington, USA)
5. Maps of China (E-Museum, Minnesota State University, USA)
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6. Maps of China (chinapage.com)
7. Outline map - physical geography: pdf file (Florida Geographical Alliance, USA)
8. Geography of China  (mrdonn.org)
9. Geography of China (wikipedia.org)
10. Geography of China (Lukas Czarnecki, Germany)
11. The geography of modern China: 3 min video requires password (United Streaming)
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12. The Yellow River and The Yangzi River (British Museum, UK)
13. Map of major rivers (chinapage.com)
14. Beauty of the land - explore China by modern province (thinkquest.org)
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Climate
1. Ancient Chinese Environment (historyforkids.org)
2. Climate of China (British Museum, UK)
3. Ancient climate changes (People's Daily, China)
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4. The climate (travelchinaguide.com)
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5. Climate's role in ancient civilizations (china.org.cn)
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6. Climate change fueled ancient wars in China (mongabay.com)
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7. China - country guide: see Average Conditions on right of page (BBC, UK)
8. Yearly climate information - by modern city (travelchinaguide.com)
9. Monsoon season in China: picture (encarta.msn.com)
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10. East Asian Monsoon (Seoul National University, Korea)
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9. Videos, Images, PowerPoints and Podcasts
Videos
1. Treasures of Ancient China - promotional video Barakat Gallery (youtube.com)
2. Ruins of the Great Wall of China and Intro to Forbidden City click top right for more short videos (travelchinaguide.com)
3. Tai chi - shadow boxing (archive.org)
4. The art of Tai Chi: 3 min video requires password (United Streaming)
5. A meeting with Buddhist master Fa Qing (archive.org)
6. Chinese musical instruments - bamboo flute (archive.org)
7. Chinese musical instruments - pipa (archive.org)
8. Chinese musical instruments - guzheng (archive.org)
9. Chinese musical instruments - ruan (archive.org)
10. What is tea? (archive.org)
11. China - modern sidewalk calligraphy (archive.org)
12. The kite maker: 4 min video requires password (United Streaming)
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Images
1. Ancient China clip art (Phillip Martin)
2. Images of China: use Translate links, at bottom of page, to ranslate into English (Berger Foundation, Switzerland)
3. Scenes of modern and ancient China (thinkquest.org)
3. Natural landmarks (thinkquest.org)
5. Land of Beauty - Scenes of China (scenery.cnd.org)
6. China through a lens (chinapage.com)
7. Chinese clip art (in4mation.org)
8. Examples of Chinese architecture (chinainfoonline.com)
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PowerPoint Presentations
1. Ancient China (Susan M. Pojer, Horace Greeley HS, Chappaqua NY, USA)
2. Introduction to Ancient China - the land and the people (socialstudies.com)
3. Imperialist China - Qin to Ming (Susan M. Pojer, Horace Greeley HS, Chappaqua NY, USA)
4. Ancient China - the Shang and Zhou Dynasties (University of Southern Mississippi, USA)
5. Resurgent China - Tang and Song Dynasties (University of Southern Mississippi, USA)
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6. Geography of China (Susan M. Pojer, Horace Greeley HS, Chappaqua NY, USA)
7. Ancient river valley civilizations (worldofteaching.com)
8. Travel and the Silk Road (University of Southern Mississippi, USA)
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Podcasts and AudioBooks
How to download and listen to PodCasts (podcastingnews.com)
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1. The Art of War (militaryhistorypodcast.blogspot.com)
2. Ancient China comes to the 21st Century: over 30 short podcasts by students (authors/school unknown)
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10. WebQuests, Fun and Some Tasks
WebQuests (top)
1. The Daily Gazette - Ancient China (Mary Morrison, Malispina University College, BC, Canada)
2. Which World? (J. Finning, R. Heta and K. Turner, SD71, BC, Canada)
3. Ancient China webquest
4. Living in Ancient China (James Ly and Stacy Hong, San Diego State University, USA)
5. Travel to the Far East: following Marco Polo
6. China - Ancient and Modern (Mr Ellis, Eckstein Middle School, Seattle, USA)
7. Searching for China
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Fun
1. Interactive game site on Ancient China more than 20 links (mrdonn.org)
2. The Lantern Festival (pbs.org)
3. Your name in Chinese (mandarintools.com)
4. Tangram (kidscom.com)
5. Interactive map of the Great Wall (National Endowment for the Humanities, USA)
6. Invention quiz (cnn.com, USA)
7. Who wants to be a knowledge millonaire: PowerPoint presentation (visitation.net)
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Tasks and Assignments
1. Daily life - internet treasure hunt (stutzfamily.com)
2. Why settle here? see geography above for info on Yellow and Yangzi Rivers (British Museum, UK)
3. China's Terracotta Army 42 page pdf file (British Museum, UK)
4. China questions (Michelle Crabill, Kings Park Elementary School, Virginia, USA)
5. Tasks and teachers' guides (University of Washington)
 
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11. Miscellaneous
Doing Research
1. How to do research: the CMS approach see left side of page (Avi Luxenburg, Comox Valley School District, BC, Canada)
2. The Research Process (Oregon School Library Information System, USA)
3. Why should we study history? (schoolhistory.co, U.K.)
4. Primary vs. secondary sources (Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA)
5. A student's guide to the study of history (historyguide.org)
6. How to do History (bbc.co.uk)
7. Archaeology - excavations and techniques (bbc.co.uk)
8. Forensic detectives - archaeology at work: 56 min video requires password (United Streaming)
9. Learn about the impact of conquests (bbc.co.uk)
10. Family histories (bbc.co.uk)
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11. Sentences (actden.com)
12. Writing paragraphs (actden.com)
13. Writing essays (actden.com)
14. Guide to writing a basic essay (Kathy Livingston)
15. Turning Microsoft Word into a talking word processor (Paul Hamilton, SETBC)
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Translate . Traduisez . Traduzca . 翻译 . ترجم
1. Babel Fish translation (altavista.com)
2. Google Translate (google.com)
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Misc.

1. Chinese archaeology and artifacts
2. Dragons in Ancient China (chinapage.com)
3. Ancient Chinese dragons (Lin Donn and Phillip Martin, mrdonn.org)
4. Dragons (shindouarts.com)
5. Chinese symbols (chineseart.com)
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Folktales and Stories
1. Chinese mythology - an overview (encarta.msn.com)
2. Chinese storytelling (shuoshu.org)
3. Chinese proverbs (compiled by Haiwang Yuan)
4. Chinese poetry (chinapage.org)
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5. Folktales from China (D.L. Ashliman, University of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA)
6. Stories from Ancient China (clearharmony.net)
7. Chinese fables (chineseculture.about.com)
8. Chinese folktales (Federation of Chinese Canadians in Scarborough, Canada)
9. Chinese stories (englishdaily626.com)
10. A Chinese wonder book - Norman Hinsdale Pitman: illustrated story (gutenberg.org)
11. Pu Songling - Strange tales from a Chinese studio (illuminatedlantern.com)
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12. The Tale of Meng: 3 min video requires password (United Streaming)
13. Romance of the Three Kingdoms (historyforkids.org)
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Created by Stew Savard Spring 2004 - revised April 2005. Complete rebuild January 2008. All rights to "look and feel" reserved.
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Readability levels = easiest, = at approximate grade level, = advanced, = most difficult.