Grade 6 Social Studies  -
Ancient & Classical China

Statement of Inquiry:  Belief systems influence the identity and development of individuals and groups of people.

Conceptual Understanding: Chinese society developed into a complex civilization ruled by political dynasties that influenced all aspects of Chinese society, and left a lasting legacy.

Summative Assessment:

GOAL:  Explain the important elements of Chinese culture

ROLE: Chinese citizen (artisan, farmer, government official, merchant, soldier)

AUDIENCE: European merchants

SITUATION: A group of European merchants have travelled the Silk Road for months. This is their first trip to Asia and they are not familiar with China. You have graciously welcomed them into your home and offered them a meal before they continue on their journey. You use this opportunity to explain the most important parts of Chinese culture.

Student Sample:


description of where they live...

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EXPLANATION OF HOW GEOGRAPHY AFFECTS LIFE IN CHINA:

Description of family ....

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EXPLANATION OF IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY...

Description of Belief Systems in China...

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EXPLANATION OF IMPORTANCE OF BELIEF SYSTEM:

Description of System of Government in China...

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EXPLANATION OF IMPORTANCE OF GOVERNMENT IN CHINA:

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