This is a 13-lesson (50 mins each) unit plan about ancient Asia, predominantly ancient China. This unit covers China's physical geography, its trading route (Silk Route), and the civilizations many inventions and innovations. A useful resource that is frequently referenced in this unit is Judith Dodge's book, 25 Quick Formative Assessments for a Differentiated Classroom. Please see the corresponding lesson plans for more detailed information.


  • Social Studies > General
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8


China Japan Korea ancient Socials unit inventions maps Middle Kingdom Silk Road



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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 2, as of 2011-07-29.

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Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 2
Appropriate Pedagogy: 2

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This resource is a well-organized unit plan for teaching about Ancient China. The plan includes learning outcomes and a detailed overview of a series of lessons to cover the content. The lessons described include a variety of activities to engage all types of students. While the resource does not include the actual materials and refers to a specific book, the unit plan would still be a valuable model for anyone who is teaching about Ancient China.

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