Achievements & Inventions Stations
- Music (of the Silk Road): www.amnh.org/explore/ology/anthropology/sounds-of-the-silk-road2
*Explore the musical instruments of ancient China and then create your own tunes
*Each class with be making our own piece of paper, which we will then all sign once it is all done!
- Oracle Bones
*Read info on oracle bones, analyze an oracle bone, and then create your own oracle bone message
*Learn the history of chopsticks, how to use them, and then it is time to practice!
- Gunpowder & Fireworks: www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqHVRgCkCDE
*Watch the video on the creation of gunpowder (and fireworks). Answer the questions, pausing the video as you go along, if needed. Then write your written response to the question posed.
- Poetry & Bamboo Scrolls
*Write your own short poem on your bamboo stick (Popsicle stick) and then tie the bamboo sticks to the class' scroll
*We will read about ancient Chinese kites and the purpose they served, answer a few questions, and then create some of our own kite designs given specific military messages.
*Watch this video on how to use an abacus and then complete the math challenges using the provided abacus.
- Silk & Silkworms
*Watch the silk worm video and complete the activity booklet