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- Magic Tree House book Day of the Dragon King and the MTH Fact Tracker: China- Land of the Emperor’s Great Wall [I try to get books from the library whenever possible, but they don’t always have everything.]
- Download Day of the Dragon King Comprehension [You will need a Teachers Pay Teachers account]
- Optional: Magic Tree House Games and Puzzles from the Treehouse book [This gets used a lot, but I will try to find alternatives online when possible. I make copies of the pages for easy gluing into the notebook]
- The spiral or composition notebook started with book 1
- Free account at Magic Tree House
- The usual: paper, printer, ink, pencils, crayons or colored pencils
- Other supplies will depend on what additional projects you choose to do
[If using both Magic Tree House and Story of the World curricula, there may be overlapping activities. See SOTW Ch.32 for more activities about China and the Great Wall]
- Before starting reading, fill in the K and W sections of a KWL Chart about China and The Great Wall (What do you already know and what do you want to know or wonder?)
- Read chapter 1-2 of Day of the Dragon King and answer comprehension questions for each chapter
- Watch The History of the Great Wall of China for Kids**
- Read chapters 3-4 and answer comprehension questions for each chapter
- Read Ancient China for Kids; take quiz
- Watch 5 Facts About Ancient China**
- Read chapters 5-6 and answer comprehension questions for each chapter
- Read about the Great Wall of China; Look at an aerial view of it
- Work on note-taking skills with this Great Wall of China Doodle Note page
- Read chapters 7-8 and answer comprehension questions for each chapter
- Watch The Story of the Terracotta Warriors**
- Read chapters 9-10 and answer comprehension questions for each chapter
- Take the Day of the Dragon King Passport Quiz (Don’t forget to log in!)
- Watch Time Warp Trio-Wushu Were Here**
- Read chapter 1-2 Fact Tracker: Land of the Emperor’s Great Wall/Rise of the First Emperor
- Watch Geography of China** (This video is aimed at more upper elementary-lower middle ages, but still good information)
- Read chapter 3-4 Fact Tracker: The Terra-cotta Soldiers/Great Inventions
- Complete the Chinese Inventions word find
- Illustrate It! (P.66 MTH Games and Puzzles): Design your own Chinese Silk Robe
- Read chapter 5-6 Fact Tracker: Daily Life in China/Celebrate!
- Begin plans for building your own Great Wall: edible wall of rice krispies, out of styrofoam craft bricks, or Great Wall of China building kit
- Read chapter 7 Fact Tracker: Chinese Around the World
- Fill in the L section of the KWL chart; what are your favorite or most interesting things you learned about China and the Great Wall?
- Work on your Great Wall display
- Take the Fact Tracker Passport Quiz (Don’t forget to log in!)
- Finish your Great Wall display and present what you’ve learned to family
- Check out books from the library! (On days we finish quick, I usually add reading one of the library books on the topic. I try to have them set out, easy to get to as well. Cap’n C will just randomly pick one up and start reading when he’s interested in the topic.)
- Play Mission Games with Jack and Annie!
(Last Updated 4/10/19)
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