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Ancient Civilizations: China

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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This site includes information about the 8,000 man terracotta army of the first Qin Emperor. Includes information about the archaeological dig site, the mausoleum and more.
A thorough overview of daily life in ancient China, including information about Taoism, Confucianism, food, housing, and other aspects of daily live. Also includes a link ancient Japan. NOTE: The site includes ads and links to Google searches.
A brief overview of the earliest dynasties of Chinese history, illustrated with some images. NOTE: The site has some broken links.
An brief overview of Chinese history discussing the highlights of each dynasty from 2200 BC to the present. NOTE: The site includes sponsored ads.
This NOVA website follows a team of scientists as they recreate an ancient Chinese rainbow bridge. Includes an interactive bridge-building game, teacher's guide, and a brief history of the Song Dynasty (960-1280 AD).
A detailed history of the nomadic tribe that ruled Central Asia and Northern China through the 4th century BC.
A description of the history and construction of the Great Wall, including some information about Chinese history and culture. Also includes links to information about China's first emperor, a printable map, and a printable Chinese flag.
Students may view sections of the Great Wall through black and white photos and interactive panoramas.
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.

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