Thursday, August 11, 2011

Ancient China

Now that our study of Ancient China has come to an end, I thought I'd post the resources we used & activities we did. We did very little hands-on work with this study. Normally we do a lot more, but he just wasn't that into this topic. Hopefully, this will help those looking for ideas or resources. Here's our 2nd grade study of Ancient China (we did branch out to other ancient Asian cutlures as well):

Ancient China: A Journey Back in Time (DVD)
Ancient China Time Travel Guide (book)
Lost treasures of Tibet (Netflix streaming)
The Dragon's Tale & Other Animal Fables of the Chinese Zodiac (book)
You Are in Ancient China (book)
Yu the Great: Conquering the Flood: A Chinese Legend (book)
Ten Suns: A Chinese Legend (book)
Ancient China Excavating the Past (book)
Life in Ancient China (book)
The Ghost Catcher: A Bengali Folktale (book)
Dragon Prince: A Chinese Beauty & the Beast Tale (book)
Da Wei's Treasure: A Chinese Tale (book)
What did the Ancient Chinese do for me? (book)
The Beggar's Magic: A Chinese Tale (book)
The Crane Wife (book)
How the Rooster Got His Crown (book)
The Cricket's Cage: A Chinese Folktale (book)
Ancient China (book)
The Dragon Lover & Other Chinese Proverbs (book)
Stories From China (book)
The Rooster's Antlers: A Story of the Chinese Zodiac (book)
Mysterious Tales of Japan (book)
National Geographic Investigates Ancient China: Archaeology Unlocks the Secrets of China's Past (book)
Secrets of the Dead: China's Terracotta Warriors (Netflix streaming)
This is my Faith Buddhism (book)
Buddhism (book)
Lost Treasures of the World: China (DVD)
The Buddha (Netflix streaming)
Harmony: A Treasury of Chinese Wisdom for Children & Parents (book)
You Wouldn't Want to Work on the Great Wall of China (book)
The Great Wall: The Genius of China a Close-up Guide (book)
Elephants & Golden Thrones Inside China's Forbidden City (book)
See Inside An Ancient Chinese Town (book)
The Legend of Lao Tzu & the Tao Te Ching (book)
Ms. Frizzle's Adventures Imperial China (book)
History of the World China From the 7th Century to the 17th Century  (book)
The Diary of Ma Yan (book) (read aloud) this is not about Ancient China, but about modern day China, it was a really interesting read, though

British Museum (website)
Ancient China for Kids (website)
eat Chinese food - we normally make food for our History studies, but this time we ate at a local Chinese restaurant
Ancient China Journal

Great Wall of China, in charcoal, by Jay grade 2