Ancient China

January 31, 2018

The first few weeks of the semester have been an adventure for 7th grade stripes team members. Mrs. Risinger’s 7th grade social studies students have been experiencing a journey through time. This journey has landed them in ancient China, between the years of 1800 B.C. and 300 A.D. Students have been immersed in ancient Chinese culture, customs, and beliefs. They have also studied the many dynasties that emerged between these years including the Shang, Zhou, Qin, and Han.

In the past week, students have taken this new found knowledge about ancient Chinese civilization and applied it to the study of ancient Chinese artifacts. In their study, students analyzed seven different ancient Chinese artifacts. These artifacts included bronze vessels, jade jewelry, bronze weapons, clay statues, household objects, human sacrifices, and oracle bones. After analyzing these artifacts students were broken into groups and were given the task of making a poster that would represent what they have learned thus far about ancient Chinese civilization and their artifacts. The result of this project was around two dozen awesome posters depicting different aspects of ancient Chinese civilization.