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FC: Ancient China


11 lessons that answer the standards as well as the framing and supporting questions

Grade: 4th Grade

Weeks: 2.5

Pages: 142

Standards: 4.1 - 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 4.8, 4.18a, 4.18b, 4.18c, 4.18e

File Type: pdf

Slide Deck Included: Yes

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Product SKU: PEDFC432


For nearly two thousand years, China had an advanced civilization ruled by a succession of dynasties. Through the centuries, China developed not only a distinct culture but numerous inventions that continue to influence the world today. In this topic, students will examine the influence of geography on the development of civilization in China and the ideas and beliefs that came out of the Shang and Zhou dynasties.

11 lessons that answer the standards as well as the framing and supporting questions

Lessons are developed using all the sources and readings that are in the social studies course frameworks provided by the Louisiana Department of Education.

What’s included:

  1. Detailed lesson plans aligned with the standards and frameworks
  2. Activities that include all the materials provided in the frameworks
  3. Assessments aligned to the new LDOE field test
  4. Lesson activity workbook/worksheets
  5. Slide deck


  • 4.1 Create and use a chronological sequence of related events to compare developments and describe instances of change and continuity.
  • 4.2 Use a variety of primary and secondary sources to:
  • 4.2a. Analyze social studies content.
  • 4.2b. Explain claims and evidence.
  • 4.2c. Compare and contrast multiple sources.
  • 4.3 Explain connections between ideas, events, and developments in world history.
  • 4.4 Compare and contrast events and developments in world history.
  • 4.5 Construct and express claims that are supported with relevant evidence from primary and/or secondary sources, content knowledge, and clear reasoning in order to:
  • 4.5a Demonstrate an understanding of social studies content.
  • 4.5b. Compare and contrast content and viewpoints.
  • 4.5c. Explain causes and effects.
  • 4.5d. Describe counterclaims.
  • 4.6 Create and use geographic representations to locate and describe places and geographic characteristics, including hemispheres; landforms such as continents, oceans, rivers, mountains, and deserts; cardinal and intermediate directions; climate and environment.
  • 4.7 Use geographic representations and historical information to explain how physical geography influenced the development of ancient civilizations and empires.
  • 4.8 Describe the origin and spread of major world religions as they developed throughout history.
  • 4.18 Describe the geographic, political, economic, and cultural structures of ancient China.
  • 4.18a Identify and locate geographic features of ancient China, including the Gobi Desert, Plateau of Tibet, Himalayan Mountains, Yangtze River, Pacific Ocean, and the Yellow River.
  • 4.18b Describe the influence of geographic features on the origins of ancient Chinese civilization in the Yellow River Valley, and explain how China’s
    geography helped create a unique cultural identity.
  • 4.18c Describe problems prevalent in the time of Confucius and explain the concepts of filial piety (dutiful respect) and the Mandate of Heaven.
  • 4.18e Describe how the size of ancient China made governing difficult and how early dynasties attempted to solve this problem, including the
    construction of the Grand Canal and the Great Wall.

Framing Question

What were the political and cultural characteristics of early China?

Supporting Questions

  1. How did geography affect the development of civilization in ancient China?
  2. How did culture and government change during the Shang and Zhou dynasties?
  3. What challenges did people face during the Spring and Autumn period and how did they respond?



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