Grade 8

H O M E W O R K ! ! !   Practice these websites until you are an expert!

Be able to locate and label the features on this map of China.

Week of November 11 to 15, 2013

Please turn in any missing assignments by Thursday, November 13, 2013.

Monday – Review Chinese Geography. Pop Quiz. Read and discuss pages 90 and 91 in Glencoe World History.

Tuesday – The Zhou Dynasty, Glencoe World History pages 91 to 94.   Thumbnail 12:12

‎2,000 Years of Chinese History! The Mandate of Heaven and Confucius: World History #7

Wednesday – Study skills presentation.


This song will carry you over the Great Wall and into ancient China. We cover five dynasties, as well as Confucius, Taoism and the philosophy of the yin and the yang. Follow Lao Tzu into ancient China; he’ll show you “The Way.”

HOMEWORK – Know the song and it’s meaning. Be ready for an assessment on Thursday.

Flocabulary Ancient China

  1. Name 3 seas
  2. Name 2 deserts
  3. Name 2 rivers
  4. The first real dynasty was the _____________
  5. Which dynasty ruled at the same time as the new kingdom in Egypt?
  6. Another name for Peking is _____________
  7. Emperors claim a mandate from _________________
  8. Which empire ruled the longest ____________
  9. Who developed iron?
  10.  Confucius lived in which dynasty?
  11.  Which dynast developed the civil service?
  12.  Which dynast was in power at the same time as the Romasn?
  13.  What connects Asia to Greece and Rome?
  14.  What is the yin and the yang?
  15.  Taoism is the “way of ________________”
  16.  Antimony or antimonite was used by the Chinese to make ________________

MIDTERM. Last day to turn in missing assignments!

Thursday – Flocabulary Assessment! Confucius says… The Chinese Philosophies, Glencoe World History pages 95 to 97. Home workSECTION 3 ASSESSMENT numbers 1, 2, 4, 5, and 7. Due Friday.

Friday – Review SECTION 3 ASSESSMENT and weekly quiz.

Week of November 18 to 22, 2013 

Wednesday – Study skills presentation.

The Rise and Fall of Chinese Empires

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 – Guest speaker, David Alcantara, from the Honduran Institute of Mining and Geology will be presenting on The Importance of Mining and Geology to Ancient History, Trade, and Development.

Friday – November 22, 2013 – Midterm Reports Go Home

Monday, November 25, 2013 – ELECTION HOLIDAY – NO SCHOOL.

Wednesday, November, 27 – Half Day

Thursday and Friday, November 28 and 29, – THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY –

Monday, December 2, 2013, School resumes for two weeks before semester finals and then we have Christmas Break.


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