Monday, June 13, 2016

Story of the World Vol. 1 Ch. 32

 China: Writing and the Qin (230-212bce)

 In ancient China, calligraphy was done with a paintbrush made out of animal hairs. Each character took a long time to write. The Chinese wanted to find a quicker way to write, so they craved characters into blocks of wood then dip it in ink and transfer to the image to paper. The Chinese were the first ancient people to use printing.

China was made up of several different kingdoms, each one having their own ruler or warlord. There were at least 6 different warlords during this period known as "The Period of Waring States," because China wasn't one country, it was several all fighting with one another. 

The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall

The Terracotta Warriors

The Terracotta Warriors

Read about Chinese Shadow Puppets Make your shadow puppets to go with your own story.
Make  Chinese Crafts
Read about the history of paper. And then make your own paper.
Learn about the Terracotta warriors and make your own with terracotta clay.
Read about Emperor Qin
Make the Great Wall of China with sugar cubes, terracotta blocks or legos.
Read about the history of  Chinese Writing and practice writing it.
Terracotta Coloring page

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