Daily Life In Ancient China


The ancient Chinese invented paper, gunpowder, matches, the compass, a seismograph to measure earthquakes, the umbrella, and more! They created incredible philosophies, gorgeous art, and great legends. Even their money was neat. Coins had a hole in their center. There were not any banks, so people stored and kept their coins by running a string through the center. A thousand coins strung together was called a string of money.

Ancient China is a fascinating mix of extreme extravagance and extreme poverty. Explore daily life in 4 different Chinese dynasties, meet weird emperors like Hu the Tiger, read things written in BCE times, and learn about Taoism with Winnie-the-Pooh!

For those in a hurry, just click on the Cheat Sheet, for a very quick look at 11,000 years of ancient Chinese history! Welcome to ancient China!


Daily Life/Culture


Cheat Sheet
Huang He & Yangtze Rivers  
Himalayan Mountains
Gobi/Taklamakan Deserts 
Great Wall of China
Terra Cotta Army
Silk Road
Han Tombs 
Forbidden City
Nian, the Horrible Monster 
Wang the Peddler
Loawnu the Wise Woman
Story of Mulan
The Warrior Well 
Marco Polo
Chinese New Year
Lantern Festival

Ancient Chinese Dynasties
Xia Dynasty
(Very Early China)
& Chou Dynasties
Qin Dynasty
Han Dynasty
Age of Division
Tang Dynasty
Song Dynasty
Ming Dynasty
Chinese Food
Chinese Art
& Paper Puppets
Paper Fans
Chinese Opera
The Giant Panda

Mandate of Heaven
Ancestor Worship
Oracle Bones
Gods & Goddesses
Dragon Lore
Animals of the Zodiac
Chinese Stories
Chinese Proverbs
Achievements & Inventions 
Free Interactive Games
Free Powerpoints 
Free Video Clips
 Free Original Clipart
Free Templates
Craft Ideas for Kids
Chinese Business Cards

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