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Unification of China

By Jennifer Ruskin
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"Which is more important: A stable or an open society?"

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Understandings and Standards

Core Understandings
  • Identify the ways in which Emperor QIn created a beauracracy
  • Describe the ways in which emperor Qin used censorship in his rule
  • Understand the causes and effects of Legalist rule in ancient China
  • Identify how the standardization of measurements and writing helped to unify China
  • Understand how China transitioned from warring states to a unified country
Learning Objectives
  • Students will be introduced to the key vocabulary words in the reading through vocabulary squares
  • Students will create sentences and pictures for the vocablary words
  • Students will take notes on the ways in which Emperor Qin unifies China
  • Students will take notes on the methods Emperor Qin used to unify China
  • Students will write taking a position on whether or not censorship is ever neccessary to unite a society
California Content Standards
History and Social Science
Grade Six. World History and Geography: Ancient Civilizations
HSS.6.6. Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the early civilizations of China.
HSS.6.6.5. List the policies and achievements of the emperor Shi Huangdi in unifying northern China under the Qin Dynasty.