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Social Studies China

Great Wall Of China a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials
Dynastys a line of hereditary rulers of a country.
Legalism a philosophy of administration in ancient China. Upon first acquaintance with this system it seems no more than a rationalization by political administrators for their having total political control of their societies.
Daoism a religious or philosophical tradition of Chinese origin which emphasizes living in harmony with the Tao
Confucism the system of ethics, education, and statesmanship taught by Confucius and his disciples, stressing love for humanity, ancestor worship, reverence for parents, and harmony in thought and conduct
Communism a theory or system of social organization based on the holding of all property in common, actual ownership being ascribed to the community as a whole or to the state.
Canals an artificial waterway for navigation, irrigation, etc.
Loess a loamy deposit formed by wind, usually yellowish and calcareous, common in the Mississippi Valley and in Europe and Asia.
Mandate of Heaven a political theory of ancient China in which those in power were given the right to rule from a divine source
Shi Huangdi the founder of the Qin dynasty
Stepps a large area of flat unforested grassland in southeastern Europe or Siberia
Yellow sea, Bejing, Gobi Desert. Shang Hi, Yangtze River, Hong Kong,Plateu of Tibet, South China Sea, Himilya Mount, Yellow River, Pacific Ocean, East China Sea, South China Sea. Using the map of China and your geography outline, name the important geographical features, including the rivers of China.
Most people in ancient China settled on the North China Plain. Why?
How did the geography of China influence the ancient civilization?
Review the three philosophies of ancient China and the creators of each philosophy.
Understand the Buddhist concepts of karma and samsara
Review the Shang, Zhou, Qin, and Han dynasties
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