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Inventions: Chinese Inventions

These sites are about Chinese inventions. Learn about their history, adoption, and influences on as well as diffusion to other countries. Includes photographs, timelines, and lesson plans. There are links to eThemes Resources on inventions, inventors, China, and ancient civilization of China.


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Learn what some of the inventions were at the time of the Song dynasty and what they gave to the world from an interview with China expert Robin D. S. Yates, Professor of History and East Asian Studies at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Learn what influences of these inventions have on China and other countries. Inventions include paper money, porcelain, tea, restaurants, gunpowder, printing and movable-type printing, mariner's compass, Rainbow Bridge, and more.
This site provides detailed information about printing in China.
This article describes ancient Chinese inventions and their influence in various fields.
In this lesson plan, students learn to recognize the length and depth of Chinese technological history and learn about technology diffusion and time-distance relationships. NOTE: discussion board at the bottom of the lesson plan
In this lesson plan, students will research Chinese inventions, learn about its influence on Chinese during ancient times and other civilization, and come up with advertisement.
Students can learn about many famous inventors such as Henry Ford, Jerome Lemelson, Nikola Tesla, and more. Photographs and audio files are found on many of the sites. There are also movies and a trivia quiz. Included are eThemes resources on Louis Braille, the Wright Brothers, and famous African American inventors.
This resource provides information on various inventions and inventors. Learn about scientific and just for fun inventions. Play games and answer trivia questions about inventions and patents. Included is an eThemes resource on space spin-offs.
Learn about China's geography, language, culture, food, and history. Take a virtual tour of the Great Wall or view numerous photographs of Chinese people and places. Try writing Chinese characters or listen to audio files of Chinese word pronunciations. Includes many craft and classroom activities, plus interactive quizzes. There are sites for students of all ages. Referenced is an eThemes Resource on panda bears.
Learn about ancient China. On these sites, you can read about the daily life, history, dynasties, inventions, and celebrations of the oldest continuous civilization on earth. See Chinese art, view the Great Wall, visit the terracotta army of Emperor Qin, or read about Confucius and Chinese women as warriors.

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