Ancient China By Mr. Buzzerd’s 6 th Grade Class Editors: Mrs. Hoskey and Mrs. Tremper. RULING FAMILIES. CAME TO POWER AND TRADING. Chinese ruling families and their peasant armies were always fighting. Historians call the years 475 -221 BCE the warring states period.
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By Mr. Buzzerd’s 6th Grade Class
Editors: Mrs. Hoskey and Mrs. Tremper
CAME TO POWER AND TRADING
Bjorklund, Ruth. Projects about Ancient China. New York: Marshall Cavendish Benchmark, 2006.
The Terracotta warriors were found when farmers were looking for a place to dig a well, striking the head of one of the warriors. The Terracotta warriors were made in ancient China to protect emperor Qin Shihuang in the afterlife.
Terracotta Warriors By Kai Willis and Zion Patterson
O’Connor, Jane. The Emperor’s Silent Army. New York: Viking, 2002.
The great wall of china was originally built in small sections by groups of farmers who wanted to keep land to themselves.
How long did it take to build the great wall? It took 2000 years to build it.
The early sections of the wall were made out of stone.
People took other men and made them their slaves to build the great wall.
Anderson, Jameson. Ancient
China. New York: Heinemann
Ancient Chinese Writing
By Kayleigh Bourgeois andJORDAN EPPS
The first written records appeared in China around 1766 B.C. At this time people used a system of writing that had about 3,000 characters. Starting around 221 B.C. many advances in Chinese writing were made. They wrote with ink using a brush. Different colors of ink could be made.
Fine, Jill, Writing in Ancient China, New York: The Rosen publishing group Inc. 2003.
The Chinese Zodiac is based on the Chinese calendar. There is a legend that the zodiac animals were chosen by the Jade Emperor of Heaven. He invited all animals to participate in a race. The first twelve would have a year in the Chinese calendar named after them.
Since then, people have looked at the zodiac to understand their personalities.
Chinese Zodiac by Jessica Orozco and Erika Martin
Young, Ed. Cat and Rat. New York: Henry Holt, 1995. pp. 1-14.
Haslam, Andrew. “Old Japan.”World Book Encyclopedia. 1995. pages 10-15.
Hinduism is the major religion of India. It is one of the oldest living religions in the world. The roots of Hinduism date to prehistoric times in India. About 870,000,000 people practice Hinduism.
Our studies of Hinduism
By Nathaniel Forschner and Alessandro Arias-Salazar
Hinduism developed gradually over thousands of years. Many cultures and religions helped create it.
White, Charles S. J. Hinduism. World Book, 2008.
By Marianne McCloskey
Buddha was a spiritual teacher who founded the religion known today as “Buddhism”. His exact birth date is unknown, though his birth date is usually told as being somewhere between 563- 411 B.C.
Buddha is thought to have born in Lumbini, which is in modern-day Nepal and raised in the small kingdom of Kapilavastu. According to traditional biographies, Buddha’s father was King Suddhodana.
Buddha is most often described as a god, though he is also described a god-like, the avatar for a god, or the reincarnation of a man named “Lao Tzu”.
Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, 2001.