Chinese Inventions
How have the different inventions from Chinese history impacted our world?
Project Overview

7th Grade Expo

Who: You and four or five other students (assigned by the teacher) will make up your group.

What: Your group will complete a project based on the inventions of the Chinese. You will choose one invention, research it, and create a poster board, as well as, an oral presentation to educate the rest of the class about your particular invention. You will also need to demonstrate its value to our modern world (i.e. "How has this invention helped the world?")


When: This will be done in class. We will devote one or twos a week to this project the Expo. You will showcase your poster and oral presentation at the History Expo Night on Thursday, March 21, 2013

Where: Completed in the classroom, presented in the our classroom during the History Exposition.


Why: The Chinese are responsible for many inventions that have changed our world. This project will allow you to develop your research skills, and to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of a chosen invention.

ELA.7.1.4. Organize information to achieve particular purposes and to appeal to the background and interests of the audience.
ELA.7.2.0 Speaking Applications (Genres and Their Characteristics)
ELA.7.2.4. Deliver persuasive presentations:
a. State a clear position or perspective in support of an argument or proposal.
b. Describe the points in support of the argument and employ well-articulated evidence.
History and Social Science
Grade Seven World History and Geography: Medieval and Early Modern Times
HSS.7.3 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the civilizations of China in the Middle Ages.
HSS.7.3.5. Trace the historic influence of such discoveries as tea, the manufacture of paper, wood-block printing, the compass, and gunpowder.