Great Ancient China Projects
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Great Ancient China Projects: You Can Build Yourself

By Lance Kramer  

Great Ancient China Projects You Can Build Yourself explores the incredible ingenuity and history of ancient China with 25 hands-on projects for readers ages 9 and up. Great Read More

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Paperback, $15.95
9781934670026
eBook, $12.95
9781619300842
Includes: Table of Contents | Timeline | Glossary | Resources | Index
Specs: 8 x 10 size | black and white interior | 128 pages
Subject: Social Studies
Content Focus: Ancient Civilizations

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Children's Indie Next List Book Pick, Fall 2008

Children's Literature
“In ancient China, wise scholars were experts in many subjects. This book will give young scholars the opportunity to learn about many of the same subjects. The book explains the dynasties, famous and influential Chinese citizens, and many of the inventions that came from China . . . This book is a great resource for adults teaching children about China or any of the disciplines rooted in China.”

The Gazette.net
“Great Ancient China Projects You Can Build Yourself is candy for the eyes and the brain.”

David Ehrlich, Professor of Film and Television Studies, Dartmouth College
“An engrossing read for children and young people. The integrated hands-on projects offer the young reader the chance to experience the excitement of technical and scientific discovery.”

Joan Kvitka, Education Director, Portland Classical Chinese Garden
“Children of all ages will gain a new appreciation for the complex ideas and inventions of China's history across 5,000 years.”

Willamette Week, Portland, Oregon
“For kids, learning about ancient China has always been a total snooze . . . until now!”

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Great Ancient China Projects You Can Build Yourself explores the incredible ingenuity and history of ancient China with 25 hands-on projects for readers ages 9 and up. Great Ancient China Projects covers topics from porcelain pottery, paper, gunpowder, and dynasties, to martial arts, medicinal healers, jade carvers, and terracotta warriors. With step-by-step activities, kids will learn how to construct a house with proper feng shui and create a simple Chinese hanging compass. Historical facts and anecdotes, biographies, and fascinating trivia support the fun projects and teach kids about this innovative society and its continued influence on modern culture.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Timeline

Introduction

A Civilization Like None Other
Cities and Architecture
Paper
Writing and Education
Warriors and Weapons
Jade and Silk
Merchants and Trade
Explorers and Sailing
Healers and Medicine
Farming
Food
Time and Space
Music
Chang Heng’s Seismograph
Numbers

Glossary
Resources
Index