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ERIC Number: ED472012
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Banpo Village: Gone but Not Forgotten. Sixth Grade Activity. Revised. Schools of California Online Resources for Education (SCORE): Connecting California's Classrooms to the World.
Nguyen, Tim
Banpo is a village that existed 6,000 years ago near Xi'an in the Shaanxi Province of China. Artifacts unearthed from the Banpo site are all that remains of this prehistoric clan-based community. Five excavations conducted from 1953 to 1957 revealed the remains of 45 houses, 200-odd storage pits, six kilns, 250 tombs, and more than 10,000 stone tools and everyday articles. These artifacts have provided solid evidence for the existence of settled communities in prehistoric China. The Banpo community existed during the neolithic era of human history, which represents the final phase of the Stone Age. This sixth grade activity asks students to be part of a six member team of scholars whose task is to plan a trip to China and prepare for a scholarly competition, "Banpo Village: Scholars Battle or the Key to a Prehistoric Culture." The activity delineates a four step process to follow; lists resources; gives learning advice; discusses evaluation; and addresses the conclusion and reflection. The teachers notes section suggests grade level/unit; states lesson purpose; lists resources in print; addresses California state content standards, historical and social science analysis skills, and information literacy skills; discusses length of lesson; cites materials needed; and addresses interdisciplinary connections and adaptations for special needs students. (Author/BT)
Schools of California Online Resources for Education, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, 601 North East Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410-3093. E-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California