1st Grade History Activity: Chinese Calligraphy
Learn some Chinese words and how to write them in ancient calligraphy. You will get to tell the story of how silk was made by choosing which word belongs in the story. Replay the story until you’ve learned how to make all 13 words in Chinese calligraphy.
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This activity can be found in our 1st Grade History course
This course kicks off a program that, spanning the elementary grades, provides an overview of world geography and history from the Stone Age to the Space Age. Through lively stories and activities, students will:
- Meet nomadic children in ancient Mesopotamia who settle in the Fertile Crescent
- Explore the great pyramids in ancient Egypt, and meet mighty pharaohs such as King Tut
- Learn about the historical origins of Judaism through stories of Abraham, Joseph, Moses, and David
- Learn about the origins of democracy in ancient Greece, as well as the first Olympic games, the Trojan War, Alexander the Great, and the marvelous myths of the ancient Greeks
- Visit ancient India and hear stories of the historical origins of Hinduism and Buddhism
- Travel down great rivers in ancient China, hear the wisdom of Confucius, and witness the building of the Great Wall
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