Ancient China Unit


Looking for engaging activities and lesson plans for teaching ancient China? This Ancient China Unit comes with detailed lesson plans, hands-on activities, worksheets, passages and questions, and much more! Whether teaching in-person or virtually, you will save time planning and your students will love learning about the geography, economy, and culture of ancient China as they complete the hands-on activities.


Ancient China Unit

Ancient China Unit is a hands-on unit that combines history and language arts skills! Everything you need to teach about ancient Chinese geography, economics, and culture can be found here! Whether teaching in-person or remotely, this unit provides a variety of activities to teach about this ancient world culture.

To take a closer look at this ancient world cultures unit, be sure to check out the product preview at the top of the page!

What will I find in this unit?

This Ancient China Unit includes 7 detailed lesson plans. All lessons are hands-on and incorporate literacy skills. Students will investigate—

  • The geography of Asia and ancient China
  • Ancient Chinese inventions, architecture, and written language
  • Ancient Chinese farming practices and the ways the Chinese adapted to their environment
  • Ancient Chinese economics (including goods, services, natural resources, human resources, and capital resources)

This China Unit also comes with:

  • 15 Worksheets
  • 7 Close Reading Passages and Comprehension Questions
  • 12 Task Cards: Task Cards are part of an ancient Chinese written language decoding game.
  • 4 Entry/Exit Tickets
  • 4 Sorts and Foldables
  • Word Wall Cards
  • Quiz
  • Final Test
  • Timeline of Suggested Activities: The timeline of suggested activities includes a timeline for using the activities included within this unit and provides links to websites featuring videos about concepts being taught.
  • Answer keys included throughout

Students will become fully immersed in the life and culture of ancient China as they complete hands-on projects and research past events!

Are digital resources included?

All of the passages and comprehension questions, most worksheets, the quiz, and the test within this Ancient China Unit are also included in a digital format and can be shared with students using your Google Drive.

When you purchase this product, you will be given access to a link that will allow you to open the file in Google Slides. You’ll then share that file with your students. The slides can be printed and adapted for students who prefer to answer the questions by hand. You can also view and print a student’s completed version of the slides.

What standards are covered?

This unit is aligned with the Ancient World Cultures SOLs 3.2, 3.5, 3.6b, 3.7, and 3.8.

While the unit is specifically aligned to the Virginia SOLs, it also closely matches most ancient history standards related to ancient China.

Don’t miss out!

Bring ancient China to life in your classroom with these hands-on ancient China lesson plans and activities! Students will master the standards as they become fully immersed in learning about the life and culture of ancient China through virtual field trips, hands-on and virtual activities, and research projects.

Want to save money?

This unit is included in the 3rd Grade Social Studies Curriculum bundle for a discounted price!


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