Great Ancient China Projects You Can Build Yourself

Great Ancient China Projects You Can Build Yourself

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Item #: 017509
ISBN: 9781934670026
Grades: 5-AD

Product Description:

This fascinating book takes an in-depth look at the country of China, through interesting information and tons of fun projects. A timeline in the front of the book shows all the dynasties of China, from 1600 BCE to 1644 CE, and the rest of the book is divided up into chapters covering Chinese civilization, cities and architecture, paper, writing and education, warriors and weapons, jade and silk, merchants and trade, explorers and sailing, healers and medicine, farming, food, time and space, music, Chang Heng's seismograph, and numbers. Each chapter is packed full of interesting information about Chinese culture, what we have gleaned from it, the development of different inventions and much more. Tons of project ideas are included, so students can further their understanding and practice making Chinese articles. Students will build a Feng Shui house, make paper, moveable type, ink, jade jewelry, a compass, Chinese egg noodles, tea, ice cream, an abacus and much more. The project ideas all have clearly marked lists of supplies and easy-to-follow directions. Black and white illustrations appear throughout the book, and a glossary and index are included in the back. Softcover, 122 pages. ~ Megan
Category Description for Build It Yourself Series:

Hands-on activities are great for adding some fun to your learning, especially when it comes to an exciting subject like these different historical periods. Each book provides 25 or more hands-on building projects and activities that only require easy-to-find materials like drinking straws, spray paint, rope, newspaper, flour, foil, etc. Detailed step-by-step directions are given for each project. There are lists of materials needed and an estimated time it should take to finish each project, but there's much more to these books than just the activities. Each project is combined with historical facts, anecdotes, biographies, and trivia that somehow ties in with the project. Text boxes, captivating "Did You Know?" segments, and "Words to Know" sections (which define various historical terms) all come together to get the most educational value out of the fun hands-on projects in the books. Included are black and white illustrations and diagrams that add a lot of interest to the information. So, learn about Ancient Egypt as you build your own papyrus boat or bake some flatbread; become a pioneer out west as you construct replica sod houses, learn to cross stitch, and make your own butter; send secret coded messages and construct your own model Anderson shelter as you learn about WWII; sip homemade apple cider as you learn about colonial America and make your own yarn and cloth; and journey to medieval times as you make a model thatched roof, construct a mini trebuchet, create beautiful grails and stained glass, and so much more. With tons of fun projects and great information, these books are great supplements to any history study. Each book is 122 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

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Grade Start
Grade End
Trade Paper
Series Title
Build It Yourself Ser.
9 to 12
Lance Kramer
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Nomad Press
0.7 (lbs.)
10.0" x 8.0" x 0.25"
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The students respond positively to constructing historical objects.
Lauren M on Mar 30, 2021
The students respond positively to constructing historical objects.
Lauren M on Mar 30, 2021
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