Ancient China

Discovery Ed Board

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Task: Create a “board” in Discovery Ed that could be read by a 4th- or 5th-grader showing what you know about Ancient China.

Due: April 27th-29th

Information Requirements: Your board should include the following:

  1.          Dynasties – Be sure to list the 7 we learned about in class.  Tell WHEN they ruled, WHO they were, and WHAT they are/were known for.  (Hint: A timeline would be a great way to display the information.)
  2.           Inventions – List 6 inventions and explain WHEN they were invented, WHY they were invented, and WHAT impact they have on today’s (modern) society.  (Hint: Pictures of the inventions with captions would be a nice idea for this section.)
  3.           Silk Road – Explain WHERE (a map) it was, WHAT items were sold and traded, and HOW people traversed the route.
  4.             Religion - List and explain the following religions Confucianism, Daoism, and Legalism. Also, explain how they transformed Chinese society.
  5.            Great Wall & Mongols – You must explain all of the following:

a.           WHO built the wall

b.          WHY the wall was built

c.           WHERE the wall was/is (from where to where?)

d.          WHAT was it built with

e.          HOW was it built

f.        WHEN was it built

       6.           Word Wall Words – Make sure to use each of the words from the Word Bank (posted).  You should use the words within a topic, not as a separate “Word Wall” text box.  Highlight, bold, or underline the words within your text so they stand out.

Technology Requirements: Each of the following types of media should be present on your board:

  1.           Video – Find a related video on the web that can be linked to your board.  You cannot use the Crash Course video I showed in class.  It must be an original that you find.  Be sure to caption the video with a summary.
  2.          Pictures – Add pictures wherever possible!  Make sure that each picture has a caption.
  3.          Primary Source Text – Attach at least 2 primary source documents to your board.  These will be Internet links and must be captioned.  A primary source text can be a quote, speech, diary or letter written by a person from Ancient Chinese times.
  4.           Map – Find maps that show WHERE you are describing.  A map as a visual is a great resource for learners!

      5.                   Textboxes – Use at least one of these per topic.  In each textbox you must give the information listed in steps 1-4 of “Information Requirements.”

How do I login to Discovery Ed?

1.           Go to our team Weebly: http://salemsupernovas.weebly.com

2.        Go to the “Social Studies” page

3.        In the far right column under,  “Websites & Other Resources” click on “Discovery Ed”

4.        Type in your username and password

USERNAME: wcp123456789 (wcp + lunch number)             

PASSWORD: 123456789 (lunch number)

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ancient China

Discovery Ed Board

Rubric

Description

Score

The product demonstrates a clear connection to the content. The material presented is accurate and well elaborated, enhancing the audience’s overall understanding of the subject. It is neat, creative, and appropriate.  The product includes more than 10 of the words from the word wall list and is connected to the content.  Primary text, illustrations, videos, and all the other technology requirements are used.  There is a clear focus, organizational pattern, and specific examples that elaborate on the main points of the writing.  It represents the student’s highest possible degree of effort and is of presentation quality.  The work is fluent with precise vocabulary.  It exceeds expectations.

 

 

4

The product demonstrates a connection to the content that is usually, though not always, clear.  The material presented is accurate and elaborated, enhancing the audience’s overall understanding of the subject. It is neat, creative, and appropriate.  The product includes 10 of the words from the word wall list and is connected to the content.  Primary text, illustrations, videos, and all the other technology requirements are used.  There is a clear focus, organizational pattern, and specific examples that generally elaborate on the main points of the writing.  It represents a high degree of effort on the part of the student and is of presentation quality.  The work is fluent with mostly precise vocabulary.  It represents an above-average to average work ethic and is neatly constructed and presented. It meets expectations.

 

 

 

 

3

The product demonstrates some connection to the content and represents little care on the part of the student.  It does not enhance the audience’s overall understanding of the subject. It lacks neatness, creativity, or is not appropriate for academic work. The product includes less than 10 of the words on the word list and is vaguely connected to the content.  Does not use all technology requirements.  There is a lack focus and/or organizational pattern, and specific examples are generally not present.  It represents little effort on the part of the student and is not of presentation quality.  The work lacks an overall sense of fluency.  It comes close, but does not meet expectations.

 

 

2

The product wanders off topic.  It is brief, vague, or not elaborated. It lacks appropriate organization. Vocabulary and structure are weak. It represents minimal effort on the part of the student and does not meet minimal expectations.

 

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