Ancient China . Learning about it’s importance and history By: Miss George. Let’s Find Out about China! http://www.brainpopjr.com/socialstudies/ancienthistory/ancientchina /. Brain Pop Jr.!. Where is China Located?.
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Learning about it’s importance and history
By: Miss George
China has 2 major rivers that are important to the agriculture of China. Yellow River and, Yangtze River.Important Rivers in China
The rivers in China are important because they help provide China with a water source to help grow crops.
The soil in North China is good for crops such as corn, soybeans, and wheat.Yellow River
Gobi is a very cold desert yet it rarely snows. It is located above sea level.
Fifth largest desert in the world
To survive in Gobi desert, the plants have to lose their leaves until it rains again. They are gifted with long roots that absorb water.
Animals get their water from the food they eat, and come out at night.Gobi Desert “Waterless Place”
Within the Himalayan mountains is the highest mountain in the world known as Mt. Everest!China has Mountains!
The design of buildings
Gunpowder and Fireworks
Paper is a very important invention made by the Ancient Chinese. Papermaking first occurred in A.D. 105 during the Tang dynasty by a man named CaiLun who was the head of the imperial workshops. The first type of paper was made from silk rags, and later paper was made from fibrous materials such as bamboo, mulberry bark, and hemp. This later “paper was thick and spongy,” which resembles cloth more than modern paperPaper Making
The adoption of paper and printing technology in China lead to the spread of knowledge among the Chinese.Print Making
The earliest Chinese kites were made of wood. They were calledmuyuan or wooden kites.
The first compass was not used for sailing but for religious rituals in order to find a place to burry people. They were also used for town planning to make sure that all of the houses faced in the right direction that was in harmony with nature.
The compass is a very important invention from Ancient China. The spoon is of magnetic lodestone, and the plate is of Bronze. The circular center represents Heaven, and the square plate represents Earth. The handle of the spoon points south.
Gunpowder that was discovered by Chinese Alchemists during the Song dynasty in the 8thcentury. These alchemists were also known as Daoists, or priests, who discovered gunpowder by accident. This discovery was made when a mixture exploded when they were attempting to create a potion that prolonged life. By the 10th century gunpowder was used by the Ancient Chinese to make fireworks and weapons. Ancient China’s discovery of gunpowder led to major changes in warfare during this time period.Gunpowder and Fireworks