Ancient Civilizations - India
History and Archaeology


We have the following resources about : History and Archaeology

Background information

Background informationXia dynasty

Background informationShang dynasty

Background informationWestern Zhou dynasty

Background informationEastern Zhou dynasty

Background informationQin dynasty

Background informationThe Tomb of Fu Hao

Background informationLanguage

Background informationPronunciation Guide

Background informationBronze Vessel Glossary

Background informationAncestor Worship

Background informationWriting

Background informationYellow River

Background informationYangzi River



DiscussionHow are ancient scripts deciphered?

DiscussionHow do we know how old things are?


DiscussionObservation and Interpretation

DiscussionOral History

DiscussionCrafts and Artisan Skills

DiscussionWhy settle here?

DiscussionWhat do the objects that have survived from ancient China tell us about daily life?

DiscussionHow far would you travel to trade something?

DiscussionWhy is writing important?

DiscussionWho was buried in the tombs?


Enquiry Grid

Enquiry GridCraftsmen in ancient China

Enquiry GridWhat materials last?

Enquiry GridWhy did they take it with them


Follow Up Activity

Follow Up ActivityMeasuring distances/Planning a trip

Follow Up ActivityA Museum Exhibit

Follow Up ActivityNewspaper Reports

Follow Up ActivityA personal timeline

Follow Up ActivityPersonal Time Capsule

Follow Up ActivityThe life cycle of a silkworm

Follow Up ActivityTaotie Bronze Vessel

Follow Up ActivityWriting & Pictograms


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