ERIC Number: ED399201
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
The Concept of Order in Ancient China: A Curriculum Unit for History and Social Studies, Grades 6-9.
Chan, Adrian; Chu, Richard
This unit addresses the questions of how and why people create order in a world whose randomness and order are for individuals to interpret. This unit uses the Han Dynasty of China as an example of one country's attempt to create such order and unite China successfully for over 400 years. The activities in this unit examine order in politics, in society, in human relationships, in the relationship to the land, in music, and writing. The six activities include: (1) "The Ruler"; (2) "Music in Han China"; (3) "The Scholar-Official"; (4) "Agriculture"; (5) "The Virtuous Order"; and (6) "Order in Language." A closing activity focuses on "Order Around Us." An 18-item bibliography concludes the document. (EH)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Asian History, Asian Studies, Chinese Culture, Foreign Countries, Global Education, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Multicultural Education, Non Western Civilization, Social Studies, World History
Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education, Institute for International Studies (IIS), Littlefield Center, Room 14, Stanford University, 300 Lasuen Street, Stanford, CA 94305-5013.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education.
Identifiers - Location: China